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Yahoo, I'm an SCEA!

 
Chris Beels
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I barely passed part I (70%) but did fine on parts II/III (89%). When I first got the score report back on the CertManager website, it was listed as 89 F, as in Failed! Fortunately this was a typo, though a scary one. I thought that I had somehow bailed on part III, though the Study Guide said it was really only to make sure I was the same person who did the project.

I used Poseidon to do my UML, taking screen shots of the diagrams as I finished each one. The "community" version is a bit shaky, so save often! My UML diagrams were modeled very closely on the ones from the Study Guide, book #1 below.

Here are the books I read before the exam, in order of decreasing helpfulness (#1: most helpful).

1. Sun Certified Enterprise Architect for J2EE Technology Study Guide
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0130449164/qid=1086725024/sr=8-5/ref=sr_8_xs_ap_i5_xgl14/104-4744027-8403142?v=glance&s=books&n=507846

2. Bitter EJB (I didn't read this til after, would have done much better if I had read it earlier!)
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1930110952/qid=1086725259/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/104-4744027-8403142?v=glance&s=books

3. UML Distilled
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0321193687/qid=1086725280/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/104-4744027-8403142?v=glance&s=books

4. Design Patterns
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0201633612/qid=1086725297/sr=2-2/ref=sr_2_2/104-4744027-8403142

5. Enterprise JavaBeans (Bitter is less specific, but much more readable)
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0596002262/qid=1086725322/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/104-4744027-8403142?v=glance&s=books

6. Core J2EE Patterns
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0131422464/qid=1086725583/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/104-4744027-8403142?v=glance&s=books

7. Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture (this is probably my favorite technical book, but it's not that helpful for the exam)
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0321127420/qid=1086725367/sr=2-1/ref=sr_2_1/104-4744027-8403142

8. Pattern Hatching
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0201432935/qid=1086725438/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/104-4744027-8403142?v=glance&s=books
 
michael schufer
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Hi Chris,


Congratulations to you! What do you think of the "Sun Certified Enterprise Architect for J2EE Technology Study Guide" by Mark Cade book?


regards,
Michael
 
Chris Beels
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Well, as I said in my first post, it was the most important book for me. I bet some of the newed cert guides are better for part I though. When I started studying, it was the only one out there.
 
Billy Tsai
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congratulations
 
Dushy Inguva
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Chris,

Congrats

Dushy
 
Ramon Gill
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Well done Chris. Great result.

Ray
SCJP, SCWCD, SCBCD, SCEA (part 1), IBM-484, IBM-486
 
Ajith Kallambella
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Congratulations Chris!!
 
K Huang
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Hi, Chris:

I submitted the assignment 5/11 and took the test 5/12. Still did not see my result yet. Can u tell me when u submitted your assignment and when u took your test ? I am wondering how long I have to wait ?

Jim
 
Joyce Lee
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Congratulations, Chris!!!

Joyce
 
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