This book covers a lot of topics required for SCEA. Incase you are new to J2EE and EJB this book will give a very nice introduction to all the technologies involved. The first edition of this book is freely available for download from www.theserverside.com. The first edition of this book covers EJB 1.0 , so this edition is not good for learning EJB programming since SCEA requires you to know EJB 1.1. The second edition of this book is currently available and it covers EJB1.1 and EJB2.0 I have not been able to get my hands on the second edition.
The following topics are explained very well in this book
This book has a detailed information about all the technologies that make up J2EE. This book is very use full for a programmer who is developing components for the j2ee platform. It also contains information use full for SCEA involving designing EJB applications for scalability, reliability, maintainability etc. It also covers good design patters for JSP pages and EJBs, and information regarding Unit testing of EJB components, which I found very use full while developing my EJB components.
The J2EE Blue prints are very use full for understanding all the aspects of the J2EE platform. This is one book that you should read from cover to cover, this book does not cover much of code but it explains the various topics that will help to make correct design decisions. The Java Pet Store is a sample j2ee application that should also be downloaded and installed, going through the source code for Pet Store will help you understand a lot of topics that were not clear. The design patters provided with the blueprints will help you a lot in designing j2ee system. Each chapter in the blue prints contains a particular Questions and Answers on that particular chapter, which will answer most of the common questions, and will save you a lot of time searching for specific answers.
This site contains a very nice collection of white paper on all possible topics. I found this is site a few days before my SCEA exam, and I found some use full information on designing computer networks that are scalable, and available.
This PDF is from www.3com.com , I really enjoyed reading this white paper. It covers all the topics about firewalls required for SCEA. This white paper assumes that you have some knowledge about computer networking in general, if you are new to computer networking you may have to read this white paper twice and pay attention to the definitions of the various terms specified on the sidebar. I got this paper from Amit's SCEA site.
This is an excellent book on designing firewalls. The initial chapters of this book explains about the various types of firewall designs, that latter part of this book gets down to actually implementing some of the designs. This book is not required for SCEA I read this book since I am interested in networking and designing computer networks. If you are interested in firewalls and want to try stuff out you could also read the book 'Firewalls 24-7' this book will help you set up firewalls on a window machine - I have not read this book, but I have got some real good reviews, alternatively there is another book 'Linux Firewalls' this helps you to set up and configure Firewall for Linux system.
Thnks so much for this list of book .in your previous post the last line is Notes, but there is no link after that for the notes you suggest.can you please help us with if there is any online notes available.I see there is lot of chapters to cover in this exam.How much time normally is needed to prepare? thank u for ur valuable sharing, Sathi
This is a white paper about Internationalization from the Sun Site. The information here is much better than the information in the above 2 links, reading this white paper will help you understand the various aspects of Internationalization without getting into the details of implementation.