Any Pointers to starting a preparation for SCEA will be highly appreciated. I did leaf through the 'Resources' Section but that's a big list.Do, we have any brain friendly books[aka Head First Series] on this?
There is no one stop book for the SCEA and there shouldnt be one in my opinion. You can try the architecture book by Mark Cade - Sun press, couple that with the UML book from Martin fowler and Mastering EJB by Ed Roman. The only brain friendly book that can assist you in your pursuit is the head first design patterns book which I would highly recommend.
For GOF, I am reading book from "Head First". I have the book from GOF folks in the shelf for years, but I was never able to move beyond few pages.Too complicated for my brain to understand.HF is very novice-friendly.