Just wanted to share my experience of taking the Enterprise connectivity exam(just to test myself before going for java architect exam). I went through following books for preparation: a)sun's blueprints, b) O'Reilly's EJB, c)Building Java Enterprise Systems with J2EE by Paul Perrone, Venkata S.R.K.R. Chaganti d) some of the discussions in this forum The exam covered topics related to a)transactions, transactional attributes b)design patterns, c)designing enterprise applications d)jsp design e) ejb deployment descriptors f) choosing ejbs g) rmi : performance & concurrency issues h) applet: when do we go for applet i) databases: configuring & accessing datasources, connectionpools j)lifecycle of ejbs h) cmp and bmp coding differences
Congrats for the achievement What was ur score and what is the passing score? No of questions and time of the exam? What is the location / link of sun blueprints? Please describe ur preapration in more detail. Do we have to read the specifications Thanks Rajesh Kumar -SCJP2 -SCWCD -IBM certified OOAD
Congrats ! Is Test 483 more hard than Part I of SCEA ? or .... How much does it relate to VAJ ent3.5 ? Thanx.
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posted 18 years ago
The pass percentage is 60%. I scored 75%. The time limit is 90 minutes. The link for Sun's Blueprints: http://java.sun.com/j2ee/blueprints/apmTOC.html J2EE tutorial: I prepared on J2EE topics: EJB,Servlet, JSP, JMS with more emphasis on topics like instance pooling, instance swapping,sessionSynchronization,transactions, transactional attributes, isolation levels, design issues (choosing servlet or jsp, bmp or cmp,stateless or stateful), differences between point to point messaging and publish/subscribe messaging in detail. for JMS, I used Professional JMS (wrox edition). Servlets and JSP I used Building Java Enterprise Systems with J2EE. I found that blueprints was very useful for design decisions.
I am going to take architect exam hence I cannot judge which is tougher. I heard that IBM 483 is tougher than architect exam.