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.
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.
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.
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.