This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
You should be bored to be answering this questions so many times, h� ?
Well, I've already made a research but I could not find any book specifically aimed for the new release of this certification, so I think I need to gather a few books, tutorials and so on in order to start my preparation for the SCEA, right ?
So, in my humble request, could you please post here some links which direct me to the correct stuff ?
Since there's no specific book for this exam, could you please tell me which books I REALLY need to buy as well as exam simulators and tutorials so that I can really pass the exam.
Some links and tips would be highly appreciated.
Best Regards, Edisandro.
"If someone asks you to do something you don't know how to, don't tell I don't know, tell I can learn instead." - Myself
I don't know that there's any one book that folks would recommend as a one-stop shop for preparing for the exam... and honestly, I will admit that I didn't do all that much reading to prepare. (I'd been doing prep for other exams anyway, so in the course of learning for the programming ones, I learned the material for SCEA.) The biggest obstacle I could think is that you don't really need to know the practical side of the technologies in depth - you need to know them on a theoretical basis, in terms of what they represent and what they're used for as part of an enterprise application, and not necessarily how to develop with them.
What I'd recommend is searching this forum for what folks were using during the beta - it is archived - and going from there. Perhaps it's time we compiled a list if one's not in the FAQ.
Theodore Jonathan Casser
SCJP/SCSNI/SCBCD/SCWCD/SCDJWS/SCMAD/SCEA/MCTS/MCPD... and so many more letters than you can shake a stick at!
HFDP is an intro to patterns. If you are already fluent with the material in GoF then HFDP would not be useful for you.
But, what we've heard from a lot of readers is that although they've read GoF, they realize that they're not really fluent using the concepts. A lot of readers have told us that once they read HFDP they understood GoF a lot better.
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Section 1: Application Design Concepts and Principles - Sun Certified Enterprise Architect for J2EE Technology Study Guide, Mark Cade - "SCEA study guide" - Allen and Bambara
Section 2: Common Architectures - Designing Enterprise Applications with the J2EE Platform - J2EE Architect's Handbook
Section 3: Integration and Messaging - Enterprise Integration Patterns: Designing, Building, and Deploying Messaging Solutions - J2EE Connector Architecture and Enterprise Application Integration - Java Message Service, Monson-Haefel & Chappell
Section 4: Business Tier Technologies - EJB 3.0 Spec - "Mastering EJB 3.0" - Sun JEE tutorial - Nice to have SCBCD 5
Section 5: Web Tier Technologies - JSP Spec - JSF Spec - Sun JavaWSTutorial - Sun JEE tutorial - SOA using Java Web services - Nice to have SCWCD and SCDJWS
Section 6: Applicability of Java EE Technology - Practical J2EE Application Architecture - J2EE AntiPatterns
Section 7: Patterns - Core J2EE Patterns - "Design Patterns", GoF - Head First Design Patterns