How are the questions about Design Patterns in Part I? Does the exam presents a given scenario and asks which design pattern is best suitable to ilustrate that situation? Or is there any question which asks what are the advantagens of a given design pattern?
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Sort of both. Other than the case where the UML diagram is given and u are asked to find out the design pattern being shown, you can mostly expect general questions. Like - Pattern used by EJBHome, EJBObject etc. Advantages of Facade Pattern.
Did anyone ever get a J2EE Core Pattern question ? I think mine were all GoF, not sure though. The exam objectives explicitly mention Gamma et al. One exception is the Data Access Object pattern (in the EJB section): "Identify costs and benefits of using an intermediate data-access object between an entity bean and the data resource". Cheers Gus