Just passed SCEA part1! Very happy It was indeed a very tough exam. I have previous done the scjp certification back in 2002 and decided to go for SCEA this year.
I thought there was plenty of time (2 hours) for all questions and after I revisted 20 of my questions that I'd marked before I had almost 20 minutes left. Anyway, very happy to start working on part2 now. Thanks for all the resources found on this site. Wouldn't have made it otherwise
What was your score? How did you prepare yourself for the test?
thank you! i got 67%. I prepared myself reading "Sun Certified Enteriprise Architect for Java EE Study Guide" by Paul Allen and Joseph J. Bambara, as well as "Design Patterns" by GoF, "J2EE Patterns Best Practices And Design Strategies". I used many web resources available from Sun, this site (of course) and in general searching the net for mock exams and SCEA study guides, blogs. Just downloaded the part2 assignment and started working on it using the free uml tool Bouml.