Today I cleared SCEA Part-1 with 83%.The exam was realy testing the knowledge with lots of scinario based questions. For my prepartion I used Mark Cade book, Paul Allens book and variours study notes from the net.I thank all my team members for their excellent support and especialy my APM Mr.Ranit Damodaran.
With Regards Joby.M.George Tavant Technologies India Pvt Ltd, SCJP1.4,SCBCD1.3,SCWCD1.4,SCEA -1
Thank u Hariharan.I prepared nearly 2 weeks for this exam.I postponed exam 2 times due to our project tight schedule.I used Mark Cade's book and Paul Allens book for my preparation.Mark cade book was very good for topics like Internationalisation,Protocols,Design Patterns and to some extend for Security also.I scored 100% for EJB Container Model,Protocols,Messaging,Internationalisation and Applicability of J2EE. In Security scored only 50%.You should give good attention to topics Concepts,Common architectures,Legacy connectivity, Security and offcourse EJB since u can expect nearly 13 to 15 questions from this topic.I read lot of documnets from net for these topics.I used Ramus notes.These are very good for preparation.For design Patterns Cades and Allens books are enough.UML questions are very easy and only basic knowlege is enough.Protocols questions were also very straight forward.Then I took some mock exams.The mock exam site http://www.moelholm.com/ was very much helpful for me.Wish u all the very best for the exam.