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Absolute minimum study material required...

 
Peter Cook
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Ranchers,

From those that have taken and passed SCEA PART 1 with a good score (>85%), I'd like to know what is the ABSOLUTE MINIMUM study material required to do so.

The Paul Allen Study Guide appears to cover ALL objectives but has horrendous reviews on Amazon.com. Having said that, some people here have passed SCEA PART 1 using that book + other materials.

The Mark Cade Study Guide has better reviews but doesn't cover all objectives.

For the record, what is the consensus on which book is better to use for preparation of SCEA PART 1?

Frequently mentioned here are the usual suspects e.g. Martin Fowlers UML distilled + GoF Design Patterns + others etc.

What I'd like to know is what is the ABSOLUTE MINIMUM concise study material I need to use to get a decent score on SCEA PART 1 i.e. the minimum amount of material that strictly covers the exam objectives and NO MORE.

Note: I'm not looking to be good at JEE architecture, I'm just looking to ace the exam - big difference.

Thank you for your input!
 
Henrique Ordine
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Peter,

I studied Paul Allen's book + Whizlabs exam simulator and passed with 83%. Nearly good, right?
I think it will also depend on your practical experience with J2EE. I have around 2 to 3 years.
 
Peter Cook
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Henrique,

Thanks for your input. Yes, 83% is not bad, congratulations!

To confirm, the only materials you used were Allen and Whizlabs. Did you use any other notes, Internet resources or exam mocks?
 
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