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ashwini vaze
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Hi All,

I am searching for study material for SCEA exam.

could you please suggest me some good books and material which you have referred for exam preparation for all the three steps.

Thanks.
Jeanne Boyarsky
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We have a list of books and online resources for the exam.


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Paul Balm
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I just heard from Oracle on Friday that I passed for my OCM JEA certification, so I feel I can comment here... :-)

Out of the books on that list I would especially recommend:
  • Sun Certified Enterprise Architect for Java EE Study Guide by Cade & Sheil
  • UML Distilled by Fowler
  • Enterprise JavaBeans (get the version for EJB 3.1)


  • Some books I also found very good and useful for this certification:
  • The J2EE Architect's Handbook by Ashmore
  • SOA Security from some guys with long Indian names, from Manning
  • Core J2EE patterns by Alur
  • Head First Design Patterns, much rather than the book from Gamma et al, though this is a personal preference


  • I also think that often, performance-related requirements are difficult to deal with. (Basically, how do you know if your architecture is going to perform well enough? How many server do you put into your application server cluster? And so on.) The problem here is that the answer you will find is that you make some reasonable assumptions and then you test a prototype. This doesn't work for this assignment of course. It's not going to give you the silver bullet, but I thought that Performance Analysis for Java Web-Sites by Joines was helpful.

    Those were the main ones. I spent a lot of time reading before doing the assignment (about a year, but it depends how much time you read every week of course). I'm not sure it was necessary, but I learned a lot, and for me, that was one of the main objectives.

    Finally, if you're only going to get one book from this list, get Cade & Sheil. The problem with that book is, it tells you what the topics are you need to know about, but it doesn't explain very much. It's only about 150 pages. But it gives you a pretty good idea what you need to study, that is, which other books you will need. And it's essential when doing the assignment, in my opinion.

    Good luck!


    SCJP 1.4 -- SCJD Java 2 -- OCM JEA 5
    Sharma Ashutosh
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    Congrats!!!


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    ashwini vaze
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    Thanks Paul for your valuable post.
    Paul Balm
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    You're welcome! And thank you for telling.
    kunal Singh Rathor
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    My view on the preparation http://www.coderanch.com/t/562929/sr/certification/Today-passed-Architect-OCMJEA-Exam


    SCJP ,SCWCD, SCBCD, SCEA, OCA
    kumar naresh
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    Hi Paul,

    But EJB 3.1 is not in the scope of this exam, EJB 3 has to be considered. Atleast in my assignment it is clearly mentioned that SuD has to be according to JEE 5 or below.
    EJB 3.1 is part of JEE 6.

    Thanks,
    Kumar.


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    http://sceacertification.blogspot.in/2011_12_01_archive.html
    kunal Singh Rathor
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    Joined: Nov 07, 2011
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    ashwini vaze wrote:Hi All,

    I am searching for study material for SCEA exam.

    could you please suggest me some good books and material which you have referred for exam preparation for all the three steps.

    Thanks.


    Read Sun Certified Enterprise Architect guide by -mark cade and humphrey sheil. http://www.amazon.com/Certified-Enterprise-Architect-Study-Edition/dp/0131482033.
     
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