Differences between WhizLabs and real SCEA exam:
* no CORBA-related questions on real exam
* easier security questions on real exam
* less general Object Oriented design questions (these easy ones) on real exam
SCEA 5 part I (82%)
Do you really think the Study Guide you posted suffices? I've only gone through the first three chapters, but I must say that the questions seem a bit easy and the contents seem a tad to little....
I've heard that one should at least recapitulate design patterns (e.g. GoF or J2EE Design Patterns) - did any pattern specific questions pop up? Didn't you use any other study material?
Joined: Sep 15, 2010
SCEA is a kind of exam that requires a solid background in the topic. Assuming that you feel (very) confident in the topic the SCEA book and WhizLabs are fair enough. That was all I needed to pass.
Of course SCEA book is a little brief and you will encounter questions regarding details not covered by the book. But it gives you good flavor of the real exam.
There was quite a lot of questions regarding design patterns both GoF an JEE patterns. It's a definitely good idea to be well prepared against the patterns questions. Actually I'm very keen in design patterns so I got 100% correct answers for questions regarding this topic.
However the solid background in the topic is the key. The exam objectives are just too wide to create a single book (like for SCJP).