I have recently cleard my SCDJWS certification (on 7th of oct), now i am in delima of whether i shd go for SCEA or SCBCD ?It must be tough to clear all three levels of SCEA but i think its more tougher to maintain the knowlegde graph later in future.
Being an acrhitect, means always updated with new technologies and am not kind of studious person.
I think you should try SCBCD first, because it covers many topics required by SCEA. But try taking SCBCD 5 (EJB 3), which is the newest version, not SCBCD 1.3. You'll find enough material to use, better than studying for SCEA 5 (which demands many resources abroad).
I recommend you to pass SCBCD5 first. It's simpler because it's code-oriented and well documented. With this certification you can obtain great knowledge of transactions, security, deployment, and other stuff very importants for SCEA.