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link page for part 1,2 and 3

 
Bruce Yu
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I just updated my link page for part 1, 2 and 3.
www.bm-one.com/Se/scea.html
I got good recources for the security, after reading the links, I got 100% on security even I knew little about it before.
But I could not find some good online article for architecture, protocol, legacy. Anyone found some good online articles/books for these three parts that you feel help a lot for the test even you knew little about the concept before?
I will keep updating this page.
Bruce
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Gennady Shapiro
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great! where is it?
 
bill lubx
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Well, attractive topic, from Architect perspective, I still think this certificate is valuable, which means by passing this certificate, we suppose should know something about the topic on the architect todo lists.
If there is a �quick and dirty� way, we probably reduce the reputation of SCJA. As a matter of fact, there actually are some questions very close to the real test, and without further link, these questions might take up to 40% questions from the real test.
I still think we should really understand the topic before we pass the exam.
Sorry, this might offence to those who want the certificate eagerly, but remember SCJA is not a cheep stuff, even it doesn�t have any Pre-requiremnt
Thanks

bill
 
Bruce Yu
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Hi Bill,
You maybe misunderstand what I am saying. If you go to the security part on my link page, you will found a lot of reading there including book chapter on java security. That covers most topic. And reading all the links which is so time consuming, but it is quite a previous learning opportunity to start mastering the java security issue for me. i.e. if you only want to pass the test, you don't need reading the long, dry chapter 13 of "Inside the Java 2 Virtual Machine" -- which is quite beyond the topic. I listed the link of the chapter there to expect people preparing for the test to learn more about java security, not just reading quick introduction articles to pass the test.
And I think I can't find more great materials to really study legacy issue. So asking any body if there is great article/chapters for it.
Passing a test can not make people become real architect, test itself is dull and easy. It is more important and difficult that what can movitate people to have appetite for continual learning and professional growth in the field.
Bruce
 
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Great job. Thanks.
 
Bruce Yu
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comments on bill lubx's points:
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"If there is a "quick and dirty" way, we probably reduce the reputation of SCJA"
"but remember SCJA is not a cheep stuff, even it doesn�t have any Pre-requiremnt"
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I realized the sentence "This certification is for anyone who wants to be a J2EE architect" which was on the link page yesterday -- not good enough since it sounds like advertising for SUN (sorry, I have a little bit advertising and marketing background before), thanks for your points. I already expand it. My initial intention is to show it is great and fair to give any one a chance to take a test instead of checking if s/he has J2EE work experience for "five" years (just joking). i.e. If only considering "5 years work experience on J2EE" as a pre-requirement to take the scea test, it is "sterotype" in a organizational behivior jargon. It is also same to consider a person as a J2EE architect without real experience only since s/he passed scea.

But speaking of "quick and dirty" way, don't blame the people passed the test even they did it quickly since more and more people passed this test currently. "dirty" is not good, but "quick" is great. I think almost all the people follow the sun's rules and law.
I would like to see more and more people passed the test quickly. First of all, J2EE community need more fresh blood even than before. It shows people's commitment to j2ee, their capability, enthusiasm and energetic. Secondly, In information era, the technology changing so fast, it is the reality for the developers who want to pursue excellence: Progressing Rapidly or Fading Away. When are you ready to learn web service?
How about "we probably reduce the reputation of SCJA"? -- Again, you can't blame the developers passed it quickly since most all of the people follow the law and rules. "reputation of SCJA" is determined by SUN, and it is SUN's responsibility to keep the reputation (Sun already did it --i.e. changed mark scheme for part 2 in April 2002).
But from SUN's perpective, SCJA also a marketing tool to attract more people to consume J2EE product. Making it too cheap or too expensive would resulting just no one want to buy this "product", even drive the target customers way to its competitor.

Bruce
 
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