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‘Enterprises JavaBean’ is enough?

 
Dave wood
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I’m preparing for the part ONE for about 1 month, and I have finished the ‘Enterprises JavaBean’ 2nd edition (I try my best to look for the 3rd edition in my county but I lost finally)
Comparing with the outline (‘Testing Objectives’ download from sun website) of the exams, I found a lot of contents were not covered in that book. For examples:
PROTOCOLS:
APPLICABILITY OF J2EE ™TECHNOLOGY:
DESIGN PATTERNS:
MESSAGING:
INTERNATIONALIZATION:
SECURITY:
My question is:
1. Do I have to read some other books if I just want to past the part 1?
2. Will it be helpful, if I read the SL-425?
3. Where can I find some mocks for the part 1?
Thanks all of you.
 
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Hello,
I've just started preparing and the general impression I got was that you need four books:
A J2EE book e.g. J2EE in a Nutshell seems popular
A pattern book - Gang of four hard work but popular, no examples in Java so you could get a J2EE pattern book instead. If you just want patterns off the web use www.hillside.net/patterns
UML book - UML distilled seems most popular. This is quite cheap and a good short reference guide
EJB book - I think the Enterprise Javabeans third edition is avaliable for download at www.theserverside.com
But if money tight that you can get everything you need to know about J2EE from suns site www.java.sun.com/j2ee
As for mocks I have seen a few around. Simon Lee has a mock at his site www.x-net.com There are more but don't know the URLs I'm sure a search at google would pull some up.
Ian
 
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Dave,
Two people from the group next door went to the SL-425 class a couple of weeks ago. I got to take a quick peek at the book that comes with it and there was a chart showing how the class covers the SCEA objectives.
According to the chart, it covers just about everything except protocols, security and messaging - I think. I'm going to see if I cn borrow one for a longer read.
From what I did see, I'd say that if you can borrow a copy of the book then do so and read it. Worst case is you've learned more than you absolutlely have to -- and that's rarely a Bad Thing.
 
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Argh! Too fast on the "Add Reply" -- I wanted to mention that most posts here indicate EJBs are heavily covered and the 425 course only has a few pages in an appendix on them. Maybe it's pure knowledge distilled from the Guru's, but I'm still planning on reading the O'Reilly EJB book and taking the (free) EJB Short Course on Sun's site.
 
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Thanks Ian and Burk,
Do I have to read all of these four books for part 1 ?
As I know ‘UML book’ is just for part 2.
 
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Hello,
You need to download the study guide on Suns site. I think the URL is http://suned.sun.com/US/images/certification_archj2ee_07_01.pdf At the back of this it outlines the objectives.
I think you will have to read all four books or at least study what they cover for the first part. I haven't done the first part but I think you need to be identify all of the Gang of Four patterns based on UML diagrams and/or a description.
Good luck
Ian
 
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Originally posted by Ian B Anderson:
Hello,
EJB book - I think the Enterprise Javabeans third edition is avaliable for download at www.theserverside.com
Ian

Hi Ian,
I can not find it in www.theserverside.com
Could you tell me the a exact URL?
Thanks a lot!!
Jack

 
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The EJB book at theserverside.com is "Mastering EJB" there's a picture of the cover on the right side of the home page - it's a link to the .PDF file. This version covers the EJB 2.0 spec.
The EJB 3rd edition book is probably the one from O'Reilly - it is not available as a PDF - as far as I know.
From what I've read, Part 1 only covers EJB 1.1, not 2.0 so you don't need to know about Message-drive beans or the local interface.
 
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Hello,
Sorry my mistake the book is the Mastering EJB second Edition. Its under the resources section.
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Thanks all of you,
Some pepole said the 'Enterprises EJB' 2nd edition can be download somewhere. Can someone tell me where to find it? If that's ture.
 
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