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Failed to pass Part I

 
Marwan Adel
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Hi every body,
I have failed yesterday to pass Part I , I have studied the past 6 months almost 1 hour daily, My main study guide was SCEA study guide by Paul Allen and Joseph Bambara (Jul 12, 2007) + Mark Cade book.
The both books provide good - yet not sufficient - context for preparing for the exam.

the Most important flaws in these books are as following:
- Security part is not sufficient at all , You will need to be aware of the basic threats for a web application (Session Hijacking , SQL injection ... etc).
- I almost get 6 questions out of 60 related to Anti - patterns , Which is not even stated.
- Bambara's book have focused on EJB prior to 3.0 so you will need to review the EJB part from another source
- Bambara's book haven't covered the SOA , On the other hand Cade's give it almost one page in the whole book.

 
Satya Chekuri
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Marwan,
Sorry that you couldn't get through Part 1. When I was preparing for my exam I had to go through many sources to gain knowledge. For security I read Mikalai Zaikin’s SCEA Notes. Go through link below for more info.

http://srinichekuri.wordpress.com/2012/11/30/scea-experience-step-1/
 
Fernando Franzini
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I also had these problems, but I decided to make simulator before the oficial certification and that's what got me through.
See - http://www.whizlabs.com/scea/mock-exam.html. Use discount coupon - “whizoffer10″.
Best Regards.
 
Amritendu De
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Do not loose heart. It happens sometimes.

The books you mentioned are written for SCEA 5. Did you attempt SCEA 5 or SCEA 6? Try going for SCEA 5 if you have taken SCEA 6.
 
Mikalai Zaikin
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I failed OCM JEA 6 first time (passing score 71%, mine 70%), but passed on the second attempt.

Note: the Java EE 6 version of exam changed maybe by 40% from Java EE 5 version. So if you use only OCM JEA 5 books, you are risking to have some objectives not covered.
 
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