Hi everybody this group has been a great help in preparing the exam on and off. With much more toward the morale building than the study material. at last I took the SCEA part 1 and passed ( though I have been almost out of touch with the intricacies of j2ee and ejb for almost 3 to 4 months.
I have been reading DP, EJB and many of the SCEA material from the sites and groups. But here is what I found imp 1) if you dont understand Gamma then dont worry and conc on the UML diag rams and the pros and cons of the pattern. 2) EJB -- ramu notes were very help ful in reacpping BMP/CMP EJB 3) Security -- I missed few Q's but it dealt mostly with the port and type of protocol being used. There was one encryption ... Q which was off my head. 4) UML -- Questions were very easy esp on seq diag, association and realization. 5) Some of the sitation and architecture improvemnt Q's is what I missed as they werent easy to grasp.
I took no other SCEA test ( except 1 or 2 mock test ) -- a firm believer in saying money on costly books and paid simulators.
SCJP1.4,SCWCD, SCBCD, SCEA part 1<br />"Its feels good to know the stuff in detail."