Hi, I passed part I today with 87%. I would really like to thank all java ranchers for their suggestions and information on various topics in this forum. My section analysis is as follows. Concepts 66% Common Architectures 66% Legacy Connectivity 100% EJB 100% EJB Container Model 75% Protocols 100 Applicability of J2EE 100% Design Patterns 100% Messaging 100% Internationalization 100% Security 50
These are some points which I would like to share . Do your time management very well during your exam. There were around 10-12 questions on EJB.You have to be very well awareof the life cycles of different kinds of bean and also their applicability. There are lot of questions based on the scenarios. You should be very well aware of different architecture combinations in J2EE. Blueprints are of great help. Read Java 2 Network Security for the concepts of firewall and other seurity related information. This will really help you in building the concepts. I had around four questions on Design patterns. 2-3 on Messaging Do your protocols part very well. I will repeat what everybody said that you should be aware of the characteristics of various protocols. The port numbers on which they listen and their behaviour with firewalls. There were around 2-3questions on Legacy connecivity. Jamie jaworski's legacy systems chapter is of great help. Experienced people will not have a problem with these questions. Enterprise Integration is one topic which you should work on because there are lotof scenarios where you either migrate or integrate existing systems.
The books I referred were: 1) EJB Oreilly 2) Mastering EJB Ed Roman 3) J2EE Blueprints. 4)Sun JMS Tutorial. 5) Java 2 Server Programming J2EE Edition. (This is one great book for the advanced technologies).Wrox Publications. 6) Java 2 Network Security ( first couple of chapters and some on firewalls and SSL) 7)Design Patterns (Gama and James Cooper) one is enough. 8)UML Martin Fowler 9)Jamie Jawoski's Certification Book. and the most important of all 10) JAVA RANCH ARCHITECT CERTIFICATION FORUM.
If you have any queries do write to me .I will be very happy if I could share my experience with you all. Once again Thankyou very much. Amit Aggarwal
Hi Vishaka I am not aware whether Jamie Jaworski's book is available on line. There are only five to six chapters in the book for Java Architect Exam. Rest of the book covers SCJP and SCJD exams. I actually got the important chapters photocopied. Amit Aggarwal.
Hi Umesh When I meant different architecture combinations in J2EE I meant the various possibilities on the client , middle and the Enterprise Information System Tier. There are lot of questions in the exam where you have multiple web servers and multiple application servers and the communication is through a firewall . You should be aware of what modifications you should do in the architecture to increase the performance and integrate with the existing applications. Amit Aggarwal
Hi Adithya It is not necessary to remember the UML diagram of the patterns. But it is good if you know where you can apply that pattern and what are the advantages in using a particular pattern. I think Gang of Four is more than enough. It is OK if you ignore the implementation part. ( But do it for your knowledge it can really help you throughout your career.) As far as UML is concerned you should be aware of the diferent diagrams. How do you do your associations and what are the different notations used for e.g aggregation, multiplicity etc. If you have worked on UML before then you will not have a problem. Amit Aggarwal.
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