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Newbie just wanted to start SCEA

 
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Hi Guys,

I am Masters in computers and presently working in j2ee related stuff and have an experience of around 4 yrs in Java J2ee but don't have vast experience in designing stuff except some sequence diagrams and a bit of class diagrams. I was widely involved in EJB and Web related stuff. So just wanted to know as I wanted to go ahead with the learning in designing stuff. So should i go ahead with SCEA. how much time approx. is required for the preparation of all the three papers. I mean one at a time.

Also What all books can u refer to me for starting on this.

Also just to let u know i have read the SCBCD K&B book twice so i was pretty comfortable with that.

Cheers,
Rahul
 
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Hi Rahul,

for part 1 I used the following two books:
1. Sun Certified Enterprise Architect for J2EE Study Guide (EXAM 310-051)
2. Designing Enterprise Applications with the J2EE Platform, 2nd edition. <-- the PDF version from sun.com
You have to read as well:
* GoF book for design patterns
* Cade-Roberts book.
These books are not enough for the exam since it covers a wide area.
 
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Any more guys, who can suggest me which test should i opt as i wanted to go for SCEA as i really wanted to learn all that which is covered in SCEA.

Cheers,
Rahul
 
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Rahul,
In addition to Mark's list, I would add the following:
1) Core J2EE Patterns from Sun - http://java.sun.com/blueprints/corej2eepatterns/Patterns/index.html
2) Online mock exams for Part 1 - http://faq.javaranch.com/view?SceaMockTests
3) The Part 1 exam simulator from Whizlabs - http://www.whizlabs.com/scea/scea-details.html

Your prior experience will also come in handy. One final word: The Cade-Roberts book is the one book you want to follow closely (especially for Part 2). Good luck!

[ June 22, 2005: Message edited by: Giri Alwar ]
[ June 22, 2005: Message edited by: Giri Alwar ]
 
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Giri,

Where do you suggest me to read UML from. ?

Cheers,
Rahul
 
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Hi Rahoul

I 'll suggest UML Distilled Martin Fowler, I prefer 2nd edition, 3rd edition is on UML 2.0 and if you have +money UML User guide Grady Booch
James Rumbaugh, Ivar Jacobson.

Jose
SCJP, SCWCD, ICED, SCEA 1
 
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Hi Rahul Juneja,
This is Dipen Mistry from mumbai.

I too have a similar back ground as of yours, and i'm also thinking to go for the certification, reading your quotes inspired me to ask you few questions like did you: a. register, b. gathered books (if yes) please list out the most imp. books.

Regards,
Dipen Mistry
dipenmistry@yahoo.com
 
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Dipen,

I haven't yet registered and regarding books also I am buying some books for this as well as my genereal references are :
1) SCEA study guide for J2EE Professionals - Cadd and Simon (Second edition)
2) Head First Design Patterns ( I really liked this head first series)
3) Head first EJB - Just for general reading.

If you find something good on this, also please do let me know.

Cheers,
Rahul
 
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Hello Rahul & Dipen,

I am also starting prep for SCEA and having similar background, please keep posting the resources you come across.

Thanks,

Manish.
 
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