Originally posted by Tomi Tuomainen: According to a SCEA book (Allen & Bambara) knowledge of J2EE patterns is not required for the part 1.
I'd take that statement with a pinch of salt. Granted, you don't have to know every J2EE pattern, but you are required to have a good understanding of GOF patterns and how J2EE platform architecture implements some of them. SCEA objectives published by Sun for Part I has the following section and it is pretty clear -
DESIGN PATTERNS: � Identify the most appropriate design pattern for a given scenario � Identify the benefits of using design patterns � State the name of a Gamma et al. design pattern given the UML diagram and/or a brief description of the pattern's functionality � Identify benefits of a specified Gamma et al. design pattern � Identify the Gamma et al. design pattern associated with a specified J2EE technology feature
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