No - in part one there are only design patterns from GOF book. Please check 'Sun Cerfitied Enterprise Architect for J2EE, M.Cade and S.Roberts' - there is nice chapter with explanation of all required patterns.
- I think that this book is useful for SCEA (Part 2). Am i correct?
That I don't know. I don't have assigement yet - I will update thread afterwards. Nevertheless, this book provides not only uml, but descriptions and example implementations and I generally like authors style.
- Any tips for exam preparation for SCEA (Part 1)?
There is a lot of questions about CORBA itself - I was working with CORBA before, but still several questions suprised me.
I guess it all depends of questions you get - I had a lot of what-will-you-do-in-this-case? questions. Sometimes, there is quite strange logic after an answer. Please study this document few times: http://www.geocities.com/subra_73/SCEA_Practice_Questions.htm and hopefuly you get it.
And the last one: - Hopefully one day I'll be qualified to take the EA certification exam as well. Do it as soon as you can. I believe it can be a booster for your career, but you will also learn much by preparation. I did learn a lot and also the stuff I knew before had been persisted better [ November 03, 2007: Message edited by: Leszek Sliwko ]
Books: - Core J2EE Patterns, Best Practices and Design Strategies, D. Alur, J. Crupi and D. Malks <-- that's my best! Always near me at work - Sun Cerfitied Enterprise Architect for J2EE, M.Cade and S.Roberts <-- I bought for learning to exam, quite useful - there is also perfect document with question: http://www.geocities.com/subra_73/SCEA_Practice_Questions.htm
Mosts of the knowledge I've taken from experience (4+ years live experience in designing and implementing J2EE and 2+ years in requirements gathering and system analysys)
Nevertheless, questions scared me at first I think you have to have at least two or three projects designed and implemented before taking this certification.