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Is THIS Book GOOD SCEA studyguide...

 
Will Stevens
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I think we could agree there are a limited amount of SCEA studyguides out there, compared to SCJP studyguides. I knew this book (below) has had mixed reviews/ratings but bought it anyway, due to lack of alternative studyguides.
Has anyone used this book, and if so, what are your honest impressions of it for the SCEA exam?
ISBN: 0072226870
 
Andy Chow
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I used the book with ISBN: 0130449164.
That got me through part 1 and they have an example solution for part 2.
I will say if you have worked with J2EE before using this one is good enough. Only ~200 pages VS the 1000 pages for the other book
Andy

Originally posted by Will Stevens:
I think we could agree there are a limited amount of SCEA studyguides out there, compared to SCJP studyguides. I knew this book (below) has had mixed reviews/ratings but bought it anyway, due to lack of alternative studyguides.
Has anyone used this book, and if so, what are your honest impressions of it for the SCEA exam?
ISBN: 0072226870
 
John Wen
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I have both of them.
If you are good at EJB, 0130449164 might get you pass the exam.
If you are relative new to EJB, you should read 0072226870. There are a lot of negative reviews for 0072226870. I think it is somehow unfair. The book is hard to read, and there are mistakes in the book. However, SCEA is hard. EJB is hard. Let me give you a sample. A remote home interface is not a remote interface. (It sounds like "A white horse is not a horse"). If you don't understand it after reading the book, read it a few more times.
 
Will Stevens
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Yeah, that's what I was afraid of. Oh well, I might consider buying that other book if it's more thurough and better written.
thanks for the input..
 
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