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Cleared SCEA part 1

 
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Cleared SCEA part 1 exam yesterday, with a score of 85%

Section Analysis:
Concept..........................83%
Common Architectures.............83%
Legacy Connectivity..............60%
EJB.............................100%
EJB Container Model..............75%
Protocols.......................100%
Applicability of J2EE...........100%
Design Patterns.................100%
Messaging.......................100%
Internationalization.............50%
Security.........................50%

Been studying for a few months, 1-2 hours per day while commuting on the train, reading books and doing mock exams.

Books used:
Cade & Roberts: SCEA Study Guide
Gamma et al (GoF): Design Patterns
Fowler: UML Distilled, third edition
Ed Roman et al: Mastering Enterprise JavaBeans, second edition

and also
Whizlab SCEA Exam Simulator

My main focus was on design patterns, which I only had a token knowledge of before. I was already well familiar with the EJB and J2EE, and was recommended studying for the SCEA rather than the SCBCD ("you'll never need that deep knowledge of Entity Beans"), and also formalizing my UML knowledge using Fowler's book.

I used the Whizlab simulator extensively, refreshing up on those things I answered wrong. I found the simulator helpful, but found that on the exam the questions were formulated so as to require more thinking to figure out what they were asking.

Finally, for anyone who is interested, I have made some notes available on the net - go to http://brunborg.errors.no/scea/.

And now, getting ready for the assignment...
 
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Congrats !
 
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Congrats !!!
 
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congrats!!! thanks for your notes.
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