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Will Hunt
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Hi couple of beginner questions, any help is greatly appreciated.

1. I was going through the certification available on the web and I couldn't figure out which version of J2EE they are talking about. I browsed through FAQ page on this site, not much help.

2. about the books, any suggestions or place to start.

Thank you
 
Parag Doshi
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Will,
I gave my part I of SCEA a couple of months back and it was based on J2EE 1.2 (EJB 1.1) specs..i.e. there were no questions on local interfaces, mdbs etc. Part II, I think, does not have any versioning restrictions. Many have architected based on 1.2, some have done it based on J2EE 1.3.
As for books, there are atleast 2 books out there, which are considered alrite..

1. Sun Certified Enterprise Architect for J2EE Technology Study Guide
by Mark Cade, Simon Roberts

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0130449164/qid=1091730220/sr=8-1/ref=sr_8_xs_ap_i1_xgl14/103-2729698-7067023?v=glance&s=books&n=507846

2.Sun Certified Enterprise Architect for J2EE Study Guide (Exam 310-051)
by Paul Allen, Joseph Bambara

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0072226870/qid=1091730220/sr=8-2/ref=sr_8_xs_ap_i2_xgl14/103-2729698-7067023?v=glance&s=books&n=507846

I personally prefer the 1st one as it has good starting points for component, class and seq diagrams needed for part II. For part I, there are loads of documentations available online. One good source is the yahoo j2ee_scea user group..it has some very good resources/reading material on part I. Join the group and you will get good stuff in their 'Files' section.

hope this helps.

parag
 
Will Hunt
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Parag thanks for the wonderful advice and I appreciate your time.
I have both the Web component and business component developer certification (1.4 & 1.3) respectively. So I was more leaning towards with J2EE 1.3. When you say some of them have done with J2EE 1.1 or 1.2 is there an option when you do this, or you just mean the people who have done recently?
 
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Originally posted by Will Hunt:
Parag thanks for the wonderful advice and I appreciate your time.
I have both the Web component and business component developer certification (1.4 & 1.3) respectively. So I was more leaning towards with J2EE 1.3. When you say some of them have done with J2EE 1.1 or 1.2 is there an option when you do this, or you just mean the people who have done recently?


I think the choice is more based on what functionality you need from the newer versions, which is not there in J2EE 1.2 (I take 1.2 as the base as the part I is based on it). And as long as you justify your design and choice of features in latter versions, i think u r in good shape.


parag
 
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