http://suned.sun.com/USA/certification/faqarch.html There are a couple of ways. SES is coming out with a new course, SL-425, Architecture using J2EE. This course will be available in August. Until then we have a list of suggested readings to help you prepare. (This list will be available week of 5/22.) hmmm. I do not see the list. Will you write them?
Sun just sent me the "start" of the reading list for the Java Enterprise Architect certification. Here it is: Java 2 Network Security Pistoia,Reller,Gupta,Nagnur,Ramani Design Patterns and Contracts Jezequel,Train,Mingins Design Patterns GoF Java Enterprise in a Nutshell Flanagan, et. al. UML Distilled Fowler Enterprise Java Beans Monson-Haefel I have the last four but am not familiar with the first two. Anyone have opinions on these books?
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Java Network Security has nearly everything for you to pass the Security part of the SCEA exam. The Design Patterns and Contracts uses Eiffel instead of Java for code demonstration. You need at least some knowledge of Eiffel to understand it. It does use UML for all the GOF diagram. It is good. The code includes a lot of Design By Contract (pre- and post-conditions). So I expect the SCEA exam asks questions on Design By Contract. It also includes two chapters of case studies using Design Patterns for building Software Configuration Management and User Interface. The case studies may give you some insight on how the SCEA exam wants you to apply Design Patterns in the real world.
I looked at the books that sun recommends in the bookstore and they are ok. these are better , check them out in the bookstore and you will see they are very well written. Developing software with UML : Bernd Oestereich Java Modeling in color with uml : peter coad Java in Practice : Design styles and idioms for effective java ( design patterns. Nigel warren and Philip Bishop Java Style : Patterns for Implementation Jeff Langr
Designing Enterprise Applications with java 2 enterprise edition Kassem
Java 2 platform Enterprise edition : bill shannon Both of the above books cover Ejb's , jsp and xml ( XML is on the java enterprise test! )