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which books to follow for SCEA- part 1?

 
Sanjay Murugesan
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I usually spend more time researching for a good book than actual preparation for the exam. I just believe in reading one good book, understanding all the concepts and then going straight for the exam.So, toughest part for me is to select a good book.
I have been browsing the last 3 to 4 pages but i am not able to find any suggestions to what i am looking for. I know the same question would have been asked many times earlier but it would be great if you guys can point me to a really good book that will make me understand Design Patterns & JMS ( and other topics if time permits) and also should be little oriented towards the certification exam.
[ May 02, 2005: Message edited by: Sanjay Murugesan ]
 
Prasad Kuppa
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You can look at the following link.

http://faq.javaranch.com/view?SceaBooks

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Sanjay Murugesan
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Thanks for the link buddy.. But there are so many books mentioned in that link. It would be gr8 if someone can suggest me which books are mandatory to buy for the exam. I had already bought the following used books :

UML Distilled
Martin Fowler, 2nd Edition


Head First Patterns..


Do i have to buy books for rest of the objectives or i can manage with online resources itself? Any input or pointer to old thread would be of great help.
[ May 02, 2005: Message edited by: Sanjay Murugesan ]
 
Giju George
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As far as I understand, there is no "1 book" that we can use to pass the SCEA-1 exam. Wish there was one "HF-Architect" Book. I have been using cade's book, Paul Allen's book, HF Design Patterns, UML Distilled, notes from yahoo groups... and then created my own notes for each topic. Also if you follow the discussions here, you can get more links posted by other folks.
 
Olexiy Prokhorenko
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Just my 2 cents ;-)

Lists of all my recommended books are here: http://www.prohorenko.com/books.html

If you wish exact list of books - nobody will help you. There is no ONE common book for everything. You better should read and use few. For myself, I found very useful the following:

1. Head First Design Patterns
2. UML Distilled
3. Enterprise Java with UML
4. SCEA Study Guide
5. Head First EJB
6. Expert One-on-One: J2EE Design and Development
7. Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture

Probably if you just need to pass exam you will not need all of the books. But to my mind this exam need from you to be real architector, not the fake one.

Hope this helps! Good Luck!
 
Sanjay Murugesan
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Thanks Giju and Olexiy for your valuable inputs.. I understood that there is no one book for the exam and that this exam really needs one to have some solid experience. Only reason i am writing the part 1 exam is that i loved the objectives and i really wanna learn all those concepts.. Yes i can definitely do that without registering for the exam but I somehow get motivated to read only when i register for an exam. I am hoping to complete this exam within a month once i get all the resources and will post all the books/online resources/notes here that I am going to follow.
 
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