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deadline for SCEA is very close what i should do ?

hani Ibrahim
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Joined: Sep 06, 2006
Posts: 182
im planing to take SCEA part 1 at the end of this month.but im shocked that the deadline for all parts is September 30, 2011
from official oracle website

i dont know what to do after passing part 1 since im an employee the most of my time in my i need enough time for part 2 may be full 6 months.but i will have only 2 months.
Please advise.
Vadym Ba

Joined: Apr 08, 2011
Posts: 29
It depends on your skills , experience. As I purchased the second part at the beginning of April I even didn't know about the deadline of August (now postponed to October). But as I read it, I firstly thought 4 months are not enough even with my experience of nearly 10 years, as I really planned to spend only some hours each Saturday. So I looked for many advises. But then I told my self : simply start. So I spent 2-3 hours daily after work in the first 2 weeks (I also have family and son) and after 2.5 weeks I have done nearly everything. Then I spent another 1.5 weeks correcting something and writing down some thoughts. After 4 weeks I didn't have something to write and took part 3 on May 6. I think I spent between 45 and 55 hours for part 2 and only few hours for part 3, simply reading this forum preparing myself for the questions
Of course I tried to find a compromize between good assignment and chance to resubmit it till August. You don't have this chance, because it now takes more than 2 month to grade. But if you'll work daily on assignment you'll do it. It's worth doing it, as you won't need any expensive preparation course for upgrades and I hope, that J2EE 6 Certification will be offered soon. I don't think there will be many programmers wanting to be certified paying so much money for the preparation course, so this certification will be even more valuable for sure

Hope I could help
Deepak Bala

Joined: Feb 24, 2006
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Spend time on weekends ?

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hani Ibrahim
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Joined: Sep 06, 2006
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i can spend in weekends up to 6 hours in 2 days is that ok for 8 weekends?
M. A. Riveros T.
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Jeanne Boyarsky
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It depends on your experience. If you have enough experience, it is plenty of time. Take a look at my blog post where I itemize how much time I spent. If you don't count the weeks I did nothing, I finished in four weeks.

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