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rahul karnani

Joined: Mar 11, 2012
Posts: 12
Hi Folks,

I have few questions for Part 1 preparation :

Do we have to read all the technologies like JMS, WebService , EJB etcc in details ? OR High level knowledge of each topic is enough ?

In Mark and Sheil book every chapter's begining there are prerequitse reviwes list , do we expect to know or study complete reviews list ?

I have experience of working every technology so far but i can not read all the specification in detail, I think high level of knowledge knowing every technology will be engouh , right ?

Please advice.
Rajeev Rnair
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Joined: Mar 22, 2010
Posts: 308

Hi Rahul, I am also preparing for the same.
I guess if you have good experience in the J2EE technologies, a high level understanding is enough.
From what I understood from this forum, this is not a code level exam. Most mock questions I have seen are scenario based.
A brush up of JSP / Servlets, JSF, EJB 3, JPA 1, JMS, SOAP / WSDl / JAX-WS / JAXP / JAXB / REST etc would be good enough (high level)
Good luck!

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rahul karnani

Joined: Mar 11, 2012
Posts: 12

Thanks Rajiv
Sharma Ashutosh

Joined: Apr 06, 2001
Posts: 346
SCEA/OCMJEA tests your concepts and not literal syntax. In my part1 - i got 1/2 questions regarding syntax also. Generally i have found candidates who are from grounds up fair better in SCEA. I will always recommend at least go thru JEE tutorial once.

Ashutosh Sharma
SCJP 1.2, SCEA 5, Brainbench certified J2EE Developer, Documentum Certified Professional
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Paul Balm
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Joined: Dec 13, 2008
Posts: 63
For SCEA, excuse me OCMJEA, I do not recall a single question that contained syntax. They do ask questions about declarative security versus programmative security (in the deployment descriptor vs. coded into the EJB itself), but not about the syntax.

I think what's especially important is to know things like (a) why to use REST instead of Web Services or RMI, or why straight JDBC over CMP (container managed persistence). If you think JDBC is better, use that if you have decent arguments for it. And (b) you should know to pick one of the right technologies or a good solution, when confronted with a given requirement. If the requirements ask for scalability, then doing everything with servlets is probably not a good idea.


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