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SCEA Part-1 cleared

 
Riyaz Enayath
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Dear Ranchers,

I just cleared SCEA Part-1 today with score of 79% (13 wrong answers). Thanks for all your suggestions and materials shared regarding this exam.

I’m sharing my experience here:
Please do not spend much time on Mock exams; I didn't find the Similarities in mock exams; detail study of objectives helped me a lot.

Lot of tricky & lengthy questions on Business Tier (JPA,WebService, MDB,JCA) and Design Patterns. Luckily, I had 25 minutes left for review.

Thanks.. All the Best for part-1 exam takers.


Regards
Riyaz
 
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Congratulations!!!
 
Remko Strating
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Congrats ....

 
vaidehi Agate-keskar
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Hi riyaz,

Can you share study material resource? Which books or websites have you reffered and what was the study pattern you have followed?

Please give me some tips.
 
Riyaz Enayath
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Hi Vaidehi,

These are the study tutorials I used.

1. Applicability of J2EE - Designing Enterprise Applications with J2EE platform. Chapters 1,2,3,4,5,6,8
2. GOF Design patterns (Applicability,pros and cons); MZ Notes(especially J2EE patterns,Common Architectures,Security, JNLP,Applet security,DMZ)
2. ejb core, ejb persistence,JAX-WS, JAXB specification; Web resources on xml/http and soap/http.
3. EJB in Action (especially JPA,Message Driven Beans,Persitence model)
4. Sun J2EE Tutorial (concepts)
5. JSF (Complete Reference; Chapters 1-8)
6. SOA Using java WebServices by Mark and D.Hansen; Chapters 2,3,4,5,6
7. Whizlab Simulator (Good for practice; But actual exam is tougher than everything)


Tips:
* First read and understand the basics of all the chapters and prepare short notes, bullet points based on the objectives.
For e.g:
Best practices of applying Security(Web tier,business tier, JMS,JCA,Applet,WebStart,Web service, security propagation between tiers).
* Understanding of Webservices,NFR,j2ee framework and integration strategies would be helpful;
* In exam,first understand the business problem on one read; Capture the constraints,issues,NFR in second read and answer the question quickly (max 2 mins).


Regards,
Riyaz
 
Samir Kureshi
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Congratzzz Riyaz,

Thanks for the sharing your experience. Can you tell me how long it took to prepare for exam I?

Warm regards,
Samir
 
Riyaz Enayath
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Dedicated study of 1 or 1.5 month is sufficient if you have some working experience in j2ee. I spent around 150 hrs for preparation (nearly 1.5 months).

Again it varies based up on individual's capability. It’s a test of Architectural basic skills + J2ee framework api. Also query our experienced rancher’s suggestion on this.
 
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congratulations.

So, if Whizlabs exams are too easy compared to the real one, which mock exams should we rely on to get a better idea of the level of questions we can expect at the real exam ?

 
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Hi Riyaz,

Congrats first of all. I just wanted to clarufy one this which you have written :-

" It’s a test of Architectural basic skills + J2ee framework api. ". Are we suppose to know API's too for this exam. I was under impression that this is architectural knowledge and designing only ? If yes which all specific API we are talking here ?

Any information on this will be helpful.
 
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I was in the impression of writing "j2ee framework api" meant for design skills with related API knowledge. Apologize if it interpreted wrongly.

J2ee design skills also tested on API(method signature,annotations)

Which method is called by container when a message arrived for mdb to service?
(i) receive()
(ii) receiveNoWait()
(iii) OnMessage()

This is just a simple example to give you why API is required(Never appear in exam as simple. )
 
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Thanks for the information.
 
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Riyaz Enayath wrote:I was in the impression of writing "j2ee framework api" meant for design skills with related API knowledge. Apologize if it interpreted wrongly.

J2ee design skills also tested on API(method signature,annotations)

Which method is called by container when a message arrived for mdb to service?
(i) receive()
(ii) receiveNoWait()
(iii) OnMessage()

This is just a simple example to give you why API is required(Never appear in exam as simple. )


So which API specifically should we know ? (method signatures, annotations etc)
 
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Congrats
 
Sharma Ritu
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Congratulations!

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Samir Kureshi
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Can you suggest books for JSF? What are % of questions from JSF?

Thanks,
Samir
 
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Congrats!
 
prathap venkata naga yelugula
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Congratulations ..GoodLuck for Next
 
Riyaz Enayath
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Hi Pratap,

Thank You. I started working on the assignment part. Please share your experience on this.

Regards,
MR
 
prathap venkata naga yelugula
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Hi Riyaz,
I am on the way to finish my Part-1.I am waiting to read your success story only in part-2,3.
Thanks,
Prathap.
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