This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
I cleared the SCEA Part 1 today with 73% with 1 month preparation average 3 hours a day. My experience is its not easy subject to deal with, you should have good experience with JEE technologies. My experience with the exam is
* More than 10% questions were on the Web Services
* Don't apply JSF and EJB 3 for everything
* Do lot of Mock exams it will help a lot