I attended the Humphrey Sheil's "All About the Sun Certified Enterprise Architect (SCEA) Exam" BOF session at JavaOne a month ago, in which I heard that the exam has changed a few months ago and literature covering the new version should be available in the third quarter of 2008.
I have two questions:
(1) What are the changes brought by this new version? (2) Does your book cover that latest version of the certification program?
* Common Architectures and Non Functional QoS Requirements * Latest Java EE APIs (JAX-WS,StAX,SAAJ,etc), EJB Component Architecture, and JPA * Web Tier technologies (JSP,Servlet, JSF,WAF,etc) * GoF patterns Core J2EE Patterns * Concepts of CORBA, RMI, Screen-Scraper,JCA,JMS,etc * SOA and Java EE Web Services APIs and Architecture
EPractize Labs SCEA 5.0 Training Lab covers latest SCEA syllabus.
When I wrote the exam, I found the biggest additions was a required knowledge of JSF, and information on how to easily turn EJB components into Web Services. A few new security conditions to know about popped up as well.