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Passed SCEA part1

S Dhussa

Joined: May 24, 2010
Posts: 1
Hi All,

I want to thank everyone for sharing information on SCEA exam preparation because of that I was able to pass the part 1 exam with the score of 84% .

It took 2 months for me to prepare for the exam with 2-3 hours regular study.

I followed following study material to prepare for the exam.

1) Notes by Mikalai Zaikin (read twice)
2) Head First Design pattern
3) EJB 3 in Action
4) J2EE tutorial from sun ( read only JSF chapters)

Following URLs for good articles on miscellaneous topics.


Web Services:


ejb2 vs ejb3:

ejb interceptors:

Expression Language:


Enterprise service bus:



Mock Exams;

I bought Whizlabs mock exam but it is not enough to pass the exam I would suggest to explore others mock exams available on the internet.
below are the few links for online mock exams.

Cameron Wallace McKenzie
author and cow tipper
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Joined: Aug 26, 2006
Posts: 4968

Wow! That's some list of resources!

Prasanna Puttappa
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Joined: Jul 21, 2003
Posts: 54
Congratulations and thanks for sharing your experience.

~Prasanna (SCJP5.0, SCWCD5)
Mika Tapanainen
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Joined: Jun 11, 2009
Posts: 95

The Whizlabs is enough to pass the exam, because I only used that.

I did also couple of the Java Champ mock exams (maybe something like 14/20 correct), but I think they didn't increase my knowledge from Whizlabs so much.

I also viewed shortly Java Beat mock exams and I think there was anything new for me.

Maybe Notes by Mikalai Zaikin should helped me to get the better result. I scored 65%, but it is ok, because I passed.

Raj. Sharma
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Joined: Jun 19, 2009
Posts: 45
Congrats Mika and SD for Passing the SCEA Certification Exam and thanks for sharing your valuable feedback.
Raj Sharma
Customer Relations-Whizlabs

Whizlabs Link
prathap venkata naga yelugula
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Joined: Aug 13, 2008
Posts: 251

I agree. Here's the link:
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