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Damien Gallagher
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Joined: Dec 16, 2008
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Hi

I passed the SCWCD exam today and i am interested in continuing with the SCEA exam before i loose my momentum.

Im just wondering what do people recommend in terms of reference material for studying for this exam.
Also from just looking through the questions, would anyone recommend a particular modeling tool that could be used for this exam?

Thanks
Damien
Piotr Uryga
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Joined: May 25, 2006
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I think You should start by using this url http://faq.javaranch.com/Search?search_forum=26 and typing Your questions there.

You'll find all the answers there


SCJP 1.4, SCWCD 1.4, SCBCD 5, SCEA
Scott Soo
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Joined: Oct 02, 2008
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Hi,

The followings are what I have used:

1. The followings are the books I have studied:

a. Sun Certified Enterprise Architect for J2EE� Technology Study Guide - Mark Cade and Simon Roberts(for Part 1)
b. Sun Certified Enterprise Architect for Java�EE Study Guide - Paul Allen and Joseph Bambara (for Part 1)
c. EJB3 in Action (for Part 1)
d. Core J2EE� Patterns: Best Practices and Design Strategies, Second Edition - Deepak Alur, John Crupi, Dan Malks (for Part 1)

I have read them thoroughly and practise with the test engine from the Paul Allen book.

2. For Part 2, in addition to the books I have mentioned:

a. UML Distilled
b. UML User Guide
c. STRUTS2 User Guide
d. Applying UML and Patterns: An Introduction to Object-Oriented Analysis and Design and Iterative Development (3rd Edition) - Craig Larman (gives you a good idea between domain and class diagram)
e. J2EE Design Patterns Applied - Matjaz Juric, Nadia Nashi, Craig Berry, Meeraj Kunnumpurath, John Carnell, Sasha Romanosky

"EJB3 In Action" is a very important book for my design for Part2. Read the requirements of the assignment carefully and apply what being learnt from the book to the design. "J2EE Design Patterns Applied" provide good insight in helping you to make design pattern decisions. Some patterns maybe outdated due to EJB3. Hence, from EJB3 In Action, you can deduce which one and modify accordingly.

3. For the tool doing Part 2, I use the free BoUML.

Hope the above is helpful.

Thank you!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

Cheers!
Ahsan Jamil
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Joined: Aug 24, 2001
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Hi Scott,

Thanks for a nice and handy post. However, Im wondering these two books that you mentioned dont cover Java EE 5 i.e. they are for Exam 310-051.

Sun Certified Enterprise Architect for J2EE� Technology Study Guide
Sun Certified Enterprise Architect for Java�EE Study Guide

Are these book still valid for Exam 310-052 as there are some major changes Java EE5 at least on EJB side?

Many Thanks


Regards,<br /> <br />Ahsan Jamil<br />SCJP, SCWCD, IBM OOAD
Damien Gallagher
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Joined: Dec 16, 2008
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Hi Scott

Thanks for this reply

I also have the same query as that of Jamil's.

Would you recommend these books for the 5.0 exam also?

Thanks
Damien
Scott Soo
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Joined: Oct 02, 2008
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Hi Damien and Ahsan,

There are some updates on JEE5 in the "Sun Certified Enterprise Architect for Java�EE Study Guide - Paul Allen and Joseph Bambara " book. In addition, I also read the "EJB3 In Action" book for the changes in the EJB side. With these two, I manage to pass Part 1.

Hope above is helpful.

Cheers!!
Juee Doo
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Joined: Sep 26, 2008
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You can refer them. But they lack some chapter that in 052. eg. EJB3/JPA, JSF,WS.
Only those two books are not enough.Many questions are base on business case. Experience is must.
Scott Soo
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Joined: Oct 02, 2008
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Scott Soo wrote:Hi Damien and Ahsan,

There are some updates on JEE5 in the "Sun Certified Enterprise Architect for Java�EE Study Guide - Paul Allen and Joseph Bambara " book. In addition, I also read the "EJB3 In Action" book for the changes in the EJB side. With these two, I manage to pass Part 1.

Hope above is helpful.

Cheers!!


Hi,

BTW, I took SCEA5 not the old SCEA. On top of the two books, the rest mentioned in my booklist above is necessary. For my Part1, in my opinion, most business case questions can be handled with understanding of what is provided by the books. Of course, with experience, it helps to facilitate and accelerate the understanding of what is provided by the books. Without experience, it would mean more time needs to be spent in understanding the information from the books.

Cheers!!!
 
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