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Experience of the Part 1

Benoît de Chateauvieux
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Hi All,

I passed Part 1 yesterday and obtained 78%.

I used the following resource during my preparation:
  • Head First OOAD
  • Head First Design Patterns
  • Allen' SCEA 5 Study Guide
  • Cade' SCEA 5 Study Guide
  • GOF (as a reference, I didn't read it entirely)
  • Core J2EE Patterns
  • UML Distilled
  • J2EE Specifications
  • Java Web Start White Paper
  • Mikalai Zaikin SCEA 5 Study Guide (The Security Part)
  • Notes from the Sun SL425 course
  • The Architecture Part of Mastering JavaServer Faces

  • and I practiced with Whizlabs Mocks.

    Questions are generally very large but time was not an issue for me.
    I had very few short questions. There are almost all like "ABC Inc. wants to migrate...."

    I saw:
    - a lot of Web Service questions (for me, the most difficult part)
    - a lot of patterns questions (I was almost well prepared and it was not a problem)
    - some security questions
    - some web/JSF questions
    - one CORBA question
    - no UML

    The main issue, for me, was that, in the list of answers, one is obviously false but the others are all technically possible.
    It was sometimes hard to select the "best" choice.

    And for me, the complexity of the questions was not far from the Whizlabs' mock exam:
    In the Whizlabls' Practice exams, I obtained 73%, 84% and 80%. And 81% in the final exam.
    ...Not far from my 78%.

    Thanks a lot to all the ranchers for your help.
    And now... Let's go to Part 2 !

    Benoît


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    Cameron Wallace McKenzie
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    Congratulations on your pass! Best of luck on parts 2 and 3!

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    Mikalai Zaikin
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    Well done !!!

    Glad to know my notes helped.

    regards,
    MZ


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    arulk pillai
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    Congrats and good luck with the other 2 parts.


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    Juee Doo
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    congrats!
    jeff mutonho
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    Benoît de Chateauvieux wrote:Hi All,

    I passed Part 1 yesterday and obtained 78%.

    I used the following resource during my preparation:

  • Cade' SCEA 5 Study Guide



  • Benoît


    Hmmm...when did that book come out?
    Prashant Purkar
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    Congratulations!!!

    regards
    P
    Krishna Srinivasan
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    congrats!!


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    Benoît de Chateauvieux
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    jeff mutonho wrote:
    Hmmm...when did that book come out?


    I read the old version...
    But it's still very useful.
    Abhijeet Ravankar
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    Congratulations!!!
    rodricks premkumar
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    Can you please provide the details/links of Allen' s SCEA 5 Study Guide and Cade's SCEA 5 Study Guide
    Sharma Ritu
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    Congratulations! We are glad to have contributed to your success! We look forward to contributing to your future certification exams.
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    SCJA,SCJP 5.0,SCJP 6.0, SCWCD5, SCDJWS, SCMAD,SCEA5,SCBCD 5


    Kiran Shirali
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    congrats


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    Anand Ko
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    Congrats!!!

    Could you please tell me the topics to concentrate in Web Services?
    Benoît de Chateauvieux
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    Hi Anan,

    You've got to focus on the distinct XML/WS libraries: JAXB, SAX, StAX, JAXP, JAXR, etc.
    You must also know how a WS can be integrated in a transaction and how it can be secured.

    From an larger "integration" point of view, this article from IBM was useful for me: it gives you the keys for choosing among WS, JMS and JCA.

    Hope it helps,

    Benoît
    Mritunjay Giri
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    Congratulations!!

    Did you get any question related with EJB3.0 or EJB2.0 vs EJB3.0, JPA?
    Benoît de Chateauvieux
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    Hi Dipankar,

    I saw some questions about EJB. Not a lot...
    Nothing about implementation.
    And a lot of EJB-related questions like Transactions, Security, Roles, applicability of MDB, etc.
    For all of those points, my SCBCD experience was very useful.

    I didn't have anything about EJB2.
    And I don't remember having answered to JPA questions.

    Benoît
    abhishek paul
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    Benoît de Chateauvieux wrote:
    From an larger "integration" point of view, this article from IBM was useful for me: it gives you the keys for choosing among WS, JMS and JCA.


    Hi Benoît,

    For the Integration & Messaging sections..and specifically the objectives 1 and 3 (sun site) ..will you recommend that the above ibm link?
    Also the Chapter 6 of the paul Allen study guide covers the Legacy Connectivity ..do you think we need to cover this indepth ?


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