Can you give some tips on preperation for the first part.
1.Did you use Whizlabs Mock tests at all? 2.Did you use Mark Cade's Guide. 3.What did you do for EJB Prep? 4.What did you use for Design Patterns Prep?
Thanks and Sorry for the late reply.
I did not use the Whizlabs mock tests. I used other ones found on the SCEA links page.
I used 2 books: 1. Sun Certified Enterprise Architect for J2EE Technology Study Guide by Mark Cade, Simon Roberts
2. Sun Certified Enterprise Architect for J2EE Study Guide (Exam 310-051) by Paul Allen, Joseph Bambara
For EJB preparation, i went through "Mastering Enterprise JavaBeans - Ed Roman". But i read the spec a couple of times before this (for my SCBCD). But, the level of EJB questions in SCEA is not too deep.
Design patterns -> GoF book.
My preparation actually did not go too well as it ended up being stretced over a period of 5 months. (Have a couple of weeks of preparation at max) More than all of these, i felt the mock tests to be a lot helpful. Make sure you do atleast 6-7 of them.