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Clarification Of Objectives.

 
Kelly Walker
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Hi,

I am interested in pursuing this certification. The objectives at the Sun site do not make it clear:

1. What version of J2EE is used.
2. What version of UML (is it UML 2.0) is used.
3. What version of EJB (is it EJB 2.1) is used.

Can anyone suggest any relevant study materials.

Thank you for your help!!
 
David Follow
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Hi,

this post should answer most of your questions!

http://www.coderanch.com/t/153336/java-Architect-SCEA/certification/Successfully-cleared-Part

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Kelly Walker
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The link suggests that the SCEA objectives are not tied to a specific J2EE version.

However, the Whizzlabs SCEA page says the exam objectives are tied to J2EE 1.2 api.

The main area of confusion for me is the ejb version as the change from 1.1 to 2.0+ is quite a significant change. Also JMS 1.0 to 1.1+ has differences. I guess these difference do affect design decissions and applicability as solutions.

As far as UML then 2.0 has added syntax? Do we need to be able to interpret this additional syntax or not?

I guess the other objectives can be api independant.

I would really hate to study the wrong subejt matter.

Can anyone comment further?

Thank you.
 
Geoffrey Chu
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- For part I, I studied EJB 1.1 and used Cade's book. It was good enough, I got 91% with less than a month of studying.

- For part II, I guess that as long as you use current/previous versions and not betas/drafts will be fine. Of course, you have to mention it in your assumptions document.

Hope this helped.
 
Kelly Walker
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Hi Geoffrey,

So the part I exam did not test on any ejb 2.0 features or JMS 1.1 features. No local interface questions, no bean-to-bean relationships, no mention of message driven beans?

Were UML diagrams compliant to version 1.4 only.

J2EE 1.2 is quite old now, do you know if Sun will update the SCEA exam soon?
 
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Hi Kelly,

No, I did not get any questions on Message Driven Beans, Relationships, etc. The UML version was 1.4 (don't worry much about this, it was very basic and the symbols are compliant for 1.4, 2.0, etc).

I don't think they are planning to release a new version soon. Just go ahead and DO IT. It is like buying a new computer, you know a new one is coming soon (every n months). So, will you wait for the new model?

Good luck Kelly.

Originally posted by Kelly Walker:
Hi Geoffrey,

So the part I exam did not test on any ejb 2.0 features or JMS 1.1 features. No local interface questions, no bean-to-bean relationships, no mention of message driven beans?

Were UML diagrams compliant to version 1.4 only.

J2EE 1.2 is quite old now, do you know if Sun will update the SCEA exam soon?
 
Kelly Walker
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Thanks, Geoffrey.

I will start my studies for part I. You will no doubt see more posts from me in the comming weeks.
 
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