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Skip Cole
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Hi All,
I passed part 1 on Friday. I wanted to continue in the time honored tradition of sharing a little about the nature of the exam here. Other people have posted a lot previously, so I'll only add whatever I think hasn't been said here before.
But let me sum up what I think is essential reading here:

  • Study the J2EE Blueprints

  • Read the applicable sections of Core Java 2 (Security, Internationalization, etc.)

  • Read "Enterprise Java Beans" by Richard Monson-Haefel

  • Read "UML Distilled" by Martin Fowler

  • Study "Java Design Patterns" by James W. Cooper (Great Stuff!)

  • Do the practice tests people mentioned in this news group, esp. Amit Jnagal's and Jaworski's tests.

  • Learn from <A HREF="http://www.stormpages.com/jnagal/index.html</LI rel="nofollow">" TARGET=_blank>http://www.stormpages.com/jnagal/index.html

  • and if you want to make sure you pass:
    Do the J2EE tutorial (Pet Store)


  • Below are a few more notes I had.

    Time alloted on the test:
    For those of you who have taken the SCJP exam, you know that you have to learn to read questions very quickly. I had about 1/2 hour left on this exam, which I used to go back and look at questions.
    The first few questions were time consuming, where one had to evaluate the best architecture for a system, but then the quick questions (things you either know or don't know.)
    Best Practices:
    In several places the test asks for "Which are the best ...". This is a hard leadin to a question. You have to not only know which are the best answers, but the degree of correctness. Read the J2EE blueprints.
    Networking Protocols:
    People with a strong connectivity and infrastructure background will have a leg up. You have to know about different protocols such as HTTPS, CORBA IIOP, tunneling via HTTP, etc. Knowing firewall basics will also be useful.
    Beans:
    I accidentally studied a lot of the details concerning beans. While I don't think this hurts, because I hope to use beans A LOT, it isn't essential.
    You need to know about transactions, for example REQUIRED vs MANDATORY, and you definately need to know all about the life cycles of the differnt bean types (entity, stateless session and stateful session). You also need to know what design patterns are embodied in the EJB architecture.


    Okay, enough shared wisdom. Its late, I'm on vacation, and I'm going to bed. I wish you all luck.
    Skip

 
Skip Cole
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Hi,
Some people replied to this, I know I got 4 emails relating to this.
But JavaRanch had some server problems on the night of those replies, and those postings appear to have been lost in time.
Skip
 
Rahul Mahindrakar
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Congrats Skip,
Must be happy now that it is OVER!!!.
 
Bidyut Padhi
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Congrats! again
Thanks for you short note!
keep it up for the rest of the tests.
Lots of best wishes for the Next two Parts.
regards
Bidyut
 
Walter Vetrivel
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Congrats again Skip, I had replied here earlier but I guess it got lost, anyway, can u post the link to the j2ee tutorial(pet store) and save a lot of people like me a lot of time, also about
Uml,
What level of questions were asked? tough or easy?(Im referring to Uml distilled by foster) and did u have any UML exhibits u were required to interpret?
What online sources did u refer for protocols?
Thanks for your replies in advance.
WV
 
Vishakha Ahuja
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Yes, even my entry is lost ! Anyway, it doesn't matter.
CONGRATULATIONS !
BEST WISHES for part 2 & 3.
I've one question:
Is this [http://java.sun.com/j2ee/blueprints/] the blueprints you're referring to when you say Study the J2EE Blueprints
Also can you tell me where can I find reading material on these topics : protocols such as HTTPS, CORBA IIOP, tunneling
via HTTP, etc. Knowing firewall basics will also be useful.

 
John Wetherbie
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Skip,
My original reply was nuked, too. So congratulations again!
John
 
shailesh sonavadekar
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congratulations . All the very best for other two parts.
Shailesh.
 
shivani anand
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Hi! Skip,
First of all congratulation! on your great sucess. Could you please tell me the site where I can find J2EE tutorial(Pet store).
thanks
shivani
 
Skip Cole
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Hi,
Thanks for the congratulations!
Here is the info requested:

  1. The blue prints are here. .

  2. The best starting place for the protocols is probably Amit's page.. Also, any basic book on firewalls and security will have a lot of good info. I can't remember where I picked some of this info up. Knowing security stuff is just cool.

  3. This is the J2EE Tutorial (Pet Store) I referred to.


  4. Most of this info can be found off of http://java.sun.com/j2ee except for Amit's page, but there is a link above to that.
    Later,
    Skip

    [This message has been edited by Skip Cole (edited April 12, 2001).]
 
Madhu Juneja
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What chapters are mandatory from Java 2 Network security ? And I did not find any internationalisation material in this book ? which chapter are you referring to ?
Thanks
 
Tom Hennigan
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Way to go, Skip! Keep up the effort, and thanks for the post-passing commentary.
 
Walter Vetrivel
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http://java.sun.com/j2ee/tutorial/
Skip, I did not find a pet store example at the above link, but
I was wondering if u referred to the pet store sample application in the j2ee blueprints.
Thanks
Walter
 
Skip Cole
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That is correct. I was referring to the Pet Store in the blueprints.
Check this out http://java.sun.com/j2ee/blueprints/ .
Skip
 
Avijeet Dash
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hey Skip,
Congrats! Keep it up!
what is this pet store all baout in your language?
dash
 
Shveta Mehtani
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Congratulations Skip !
I am just starting off today ! I went over some of the discussion threads between you, Walter et al. There is a lot of good info out there. Thanks you all.
It feels good to see that people have acheived what they started for... sorta makes you work harder.
So, please tell me how to get started. I am an OO Designer, familiar with UML , Rational Rose, J2EE , servlets and JSP.
Taking cue from you all, the first step is to go thru the EJB book by Richard Monson and of course the J2EE blueprints.
What else do I need ?
Shveta
 
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