Originally posted by Rama: Hello Guys, Is the Java EE 5 tutorial from Sun any use for the Certification preparation? I'm a newbie and trying to figure what material to read. Thanks
[ May 28, 2008: Message edited by: Rama ]
Rama, I'm also studying for the SCEA5, and I also am doing the JEE5 Tutorial. It is of minimal help, in my opinion. It's geared towards full blown JEE development (that is, actual coding and building web apps and EJB apps), but no part of the SCEA5 has any coding in it at all. So, the tutorial wil give you good background information, but you have run into the "SCEA5 wall" as I will call it; the shear lack of SCEA5 resources.
So, previous 'pathfinders' that came before us and dared to take the SCEA5 (with virtually no resources) have reported a book list worth reading, and there is a general consensus that the ePractice exam available at Sun's website for $55 is 'most likely' worth doing, if not expensive. There are no high-quality SCEA5 mock exams available, to my knowledge, as of right now. Here are two useful posts from SCEA5 test takers:
--------------------------------------------------------------------------- Selina Tan: I purchased the ePractice exam Reason: - only exam ard that is for SCEA 5 - the price is actually cheap as compare to whizlab (SCEA 2)
For the materials used.....i will list it by section ok? Hope this list help those who are preparing the certification too Section 1- Practical Software Estimation: (M. A. Parthasarathy). (Note: I didn't read this book... for this section actually quite straight forward... if you have purchase the ePractice exam, from the answer & reference you will be able to tell what is reqd in the exam) Section 2- http://java.boot.by/scea5-guide/ch02.html Note: can't find any reference for the objective "Explain appropriate and inappropriate uses for web services in the Java EE platform" Section 3- http://java.boot.by/scea5-guide/ch0.html Nicholas Kassem, Enterprise Team. Designing Enterprise Applications with the Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition, Second Edition
Enterprise Blueprints Section 4- - Java EE tutorial - Designing Enterprise Applications with the Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition, Second Edition
--------------------------------------------------------------------------- Wilmar Rodriguez C: Last year in October already I passed SCEA 5 Part 1 BETA. I don't know the reasons but for submitting the new SCEA II Assigment was necessary retake SCEA 5 310-052. Today I passed the exam with 96% 62 of 64 correct questions.
SECTION SCORE WERE:
Aplication Design Concepts and Principles...........77 Common Architecture ...............................100 Integration and Messaging..........................100 Business Tier Technologies.........................100 Applicability of Java EE Technology................100 Patterns...........................................100 Security...........................................100
Actually I'm Sun Instructor Courses in Colombia. The exam was easy for me because I teach SL425 Sun Microsystems Course to some people and engineers.
Material of study: 1. SCEA 5 Study Guide java boot http://java.boot.by/scea5-guide/ 2. New MacGraw Hill SCEA Sun Certified Enterprise Architect for Java EE Study Guide 3. Sun J2EE Patterns catalog. Some questions about Service to Worker, Facade, Service Activator. 4. Manning EJB 3.0 Book for questions about new Web Services in Stateless EJB Session 5. SL425, 00226 Manuals from Sun Microsystems Courses. OO226 is excelent to make the assigment, SL425 also for the assignment and the exam too.
Recommendations: Read carefully each questions before marking, some questions so confused in the scenary, another really easy.
Wilmar Rodriguez C Candidate Master of System Engineering and Computer Science. Software Engineering Specialist Sun Java Instructor(SL425,OO226, FJ310) SCEA, SCJA, SCJP 1.4,1.5, SCWCD(1.4 and 5),SCBCD(1.3 and 5), SCDJWS, SCMAD SUN CERTIFIED SOLARIS 10 SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR SUN CERTIFIED SOLARIS 10 NETWORK ADMINISTRATOR. Preparing IBM CLS, IBM SECURITY AND WORKFLOW, IBM RUP 2003, IBM RUP 7, IBM SOA ASSOCIATE, IBM SOA SOLUTION DESIGNER, IBM WEB SERVICES DEVELOPER FOR WEBSPHERE ND 6.1 ORACLE DBA 10GR2 OCA ORACLE APP SERVER 10G OCA ORACLE APP SERVER 10G OCP. Preparing [ May 15, 2008: Message edited by: Wilmar Rodriguez ]
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