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Meherdad Bomanbehram
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Joined: May 28, 2007
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Hi all,
I have been through this forumn and to clear part 1 it seems I would require to read lots of books . dont we have one single book or a single specification that can be used ?For instance I used JSR 220 for the SCBCD exam which was enough to get a good score.
Is there no specification to study from for SCEA part 1 ?
Please Help

Many thanks
Hong Anderson
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Joined: Jul 05, 2005
Posts: 1936
There are, but you need to study lot of specifications which is no different from studying lot of books.

SCJA 1.0, SCJP 1.4, SCWCD 1.4, SCBCD 1.3, SCJP 5.0, SCEA 5, SCBCD 5; OCUP - Fundamental, Intermediate and Advanced; IBM Certified Solution Designer - OOAD, vUML 2; SpringSource Certified Spring Professional
Andrew Monkhouse
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Which is quite logical when you think about it ... you might only need to study a single technology to become a junior programmer in that technology. As a developer you should have multiple technologies and techniques that you can apply to a given problem. An architect is even more advanced: they will typically have 20+ years of industry experience, know many different languages, technologies, systems, and have ideas on how to join them all together.

The SCEA specific books mentioned in the JavaRanch SCEA reading materials FAQ try to bring all the information together into a single book, but my experience has been that they read more as a refresher on the technologies rather than a tutorial on them.

I believe the Mark Cade book is being updated for the latest version of SCEA - I don't know about the Allen/Bambara book.

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