Thanks to everyone for your useful posts. I was very happy to pass with 93% missing a few questions in the Common Architectures ans EJB sections.
Resources I used:
Head First EJB Head First Design Patterns J2EE Specification <-- ESSENTIAL Design Patterns Architecture Enterprise Solutions <--- VERY GOOD BOOK
I also used Whizlabs J2EE Mock Exams. I would recommend using them because they help to get you in the right mode of thinking. However, there are so many ambiguous questions and some incorrect questions that I would be very careful.
I didn't study very much for this exam an hour or so over the past couple of weeks. But I already took the SCBCD exam which focuses heavily on the EJB side of things.
For the first part of the exam don't worry about any design patterns except for GOF. While there are further patterns that will be essential in the 2nd part, they are not covered in the 1st part of the exam.
Congratulations.. Thats some gr8 score!! .. Did you follow any other book/notes than you had mentioned here ? I had already bought Head first patterns and UML book .. Do you suggest any other book for us ? Also, it would be helpful to us if you can let us konw which objectives need more focus than others. Thanks in advance and congrats once again.
Architecting Enterprise Solutions is written by Paul Dyson and Andy Longshaw. I picked it up at Borders, but you can probably get it at any store that has a good line of computer books. It's really a great book that helps with part 1 and should help with part 2.
The J2EE spec really should be studied too. I think that the majority of questions are answered directly in the J2EE spec.
I was surprised at some of the questions on the test. I think the key with this test is simply being a voracious reader. The questions just go over so much material. If you haven't taken the SCBCD exam, I would recommend that too. (Baby Steps ) I must emphasize again...don't spend any time reading about any design patterns other than GOF -- it's just a waste of time (at least for the 1st part, obviously for the 2nd part it will be essential).
Another thing is to become familiar with the enterprise products that are out there today. What is TIBCO, MQSeries, AS/400, CICS, VT/100? If you read enough in all of these books you will come across these things. It's important to know what they are. [ May 09, 2005: Message edited by: Terry McKee ]