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A little overwhelmed (about part 1)

 
Howie Woo
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Background info:
1. took SCJP two years ago;
2. took SCJD a month ago;
3. have been using Java on a daily basis for almost two years, consider self good at: Swing, JDBC, RMI, some design patterns, UML experience (read the book "UML Explained", but not "UML Distilled", used Rose a little bit), familiar with Security, Internationalization and JavaBeans (not EJB).
4. consider self lack the experience (very little or virtuall no, my daily work is very GUI-oriented) in the following areas: EJB, JNDI, JSP, Servlets, but have prior experience with ASP (Microsoft stuff .. I know)
Reading list:
Got the following books:
Design Patterns by "gang of four";
UML Distilled;
Special Edition Using Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) by Mark Wutka (it covers JSP, Servlets, EJB and lots more);
Special Edition Using Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB).
Situation:
Have full-time job, can only study at most 2 hours a day plus one day (~8 hours) on the weekend.
Goal:
Clear SCEA part 1 by end of March (roughly 8 weeks from now).
Plan:
read the Design Patterns book and UML Distilled from cover to cover, take notes; read all the JSP, Servelets and EJB stuff in the Special Edition Using J2EE book and try all the examples. Then if still have time, read the Special Edition Using EJB book.
Questions:
Is my goal realistic? 8 weeks is not a whole lot of time, and I still have a full-time job (actually I have to work over time sometimes). Is reading the books I listed above enough for preparing for part 1? I plan to read some about other topics not covered in these books (some I found on this board and on the internet) after I am done with the books.
Your help is much appreciated. I know I set a pretty aggressive agenda, but I am willing to give it a try.
Howie
 
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