Hi, Like others, we buy books after reading reviews on amazon or groups like this one. I would like to know your experiences abt books you followed for SCEA part I. when i planned to prepare for scea, first thing i did, i came to this forum and search on books recommended. And I ended up in book by Paul R. Allen. I had a very bad experience abt this book. I am not even sure, authors themselves ever coded in java or not. They just picked up lines from here n there and copied there everywhere. I read their first chapter in 3 days, after that i didn't have any idea about wht i read. Sorry Ajith, i read your review on this book in amazon.com, and i believed you :-). Now i have this book, atleast i am doing all quizzes given end of each chapter. They look good to me, though i don't know how much they r related to actual exam. But seriously, content of this book is pathetic, written by doctors or lawyers.. or somebody forced to sit and fill pages. Ofcourse i moved on to next book by 'Mark Cade'. This was some reliever to me. Though it just took 7 days to read 200 pages of it, but i am pretty much confident abt my exam and i know that wht i know and whtelse i need to know. At this point, when i am planning to give my scea exam part 1 around christmas, i guess i will go thro mark cade once more, do whizlabs exams and study notes from yahoo groups..
Well, For part 1 I read Mastering EJB (it is available in PDF) for the EJB part of the exam. For the other topics I read many articles and study notes from the internet (specially those links in the scealinks page). But in my opinion what I was most important for me was Whizlabs.