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SCEA Preparation

 
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Hi Ranchers!
Some questions about SCEA preparation (part 1 & 2):

I haven't any real world experience in Java (J2EE/J2SE) developing and design but I'm a SCWCD and I'm studying for the SCBCD 1.3 exam.

What books are the best for the SCEA part 1 preparation?

And for SCEA part 2, is it useful to take a design exam (like IBM 486) before working on the assignment? Are there any books or other tools for the part 2 preparation ?


Thank you very much.

Regards,
Barry
 
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Hi,

Well, I have read Mark Cade�s book "Sun Certified Enterprise Architect for J2EE Technology Study Guide", Paul Allen�s "Sun Certified Enterprise Architect for J2EE Study Guide (Exam 310-051) ", and "the bible": "J2EE Patterns" by Deepak Alur.

I also recommend you to download and read carefully the Pet Store case.

Cleuton (Brazil)
 
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Thank you very much Cleuton.
But, for the second step, what is the best choice to make practice with patterns and UML design? In my job I don't use UML and Pattern (nor, unfortunately, Java). Is it useful to take an exam like, for example, 486 before the project assignment?
Thanks.

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Barry.
 
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I used some of the books found here:

http://www.prepare4success.co.uk/prepare4success_keybooks.html
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