First of all I want to thank all of you that have posted here about their experience: knowing what to expect is really helpful when you prepare for the exam.
Here is some feedback about my experience, trying not to repeat what is already been said here.
1) know the scope, know the JEEversion: This isn't the J2EE exam, nor the J6EE exam. It's a J5EE exam. This means that you should use the following resources :
- exam objectives from the oracle education website
- J5EE tutorial
- Sun Certified Enterprise Architect for Java™ EE Study Guide, Second Edition
While it may seems obvious, I lost a lot of time reading obsolote doc, like the SCEA exam prep from the developerworks website (16 Aug 2005), and a book covering an old version of the exam. I also lost time reading the J6EE tutorial.