Steps in preparation: 1. Exact reading of Cade's book 2. Fast reading of Allen's book: I've just taken this book to have another reference about all necessary scea topics. Unfortunatelly this book is quite boring to read (especially chapter Legacy systems) 3. HF EJB 4. UML distilled by Fowler 5. All Whizlabs Scea Mockup exams 6. Available summaries as Developerworks Java certification success Scea (very good for final brush up), Pete Morgan's Notes, etc. 7. Mockup tests from yahoo's scea group and other online mockup tests as moelholm.com
Look especially for mockup tests which include architecture diagrams (not only UML diagrams; only mockup tests with UML diagrams are available in Whizlabs scea) and for mockup questions (legacy system, applicability of j2ee, etc.) which have a huge description (I've almost run out of time because of these questions!)
I was a silent reader of this forum which helped me a lot to pass the exam. Thank you
Regards Chris [ April 10, 2007: Message edited by: Chris Tree ]
Congrats Chris !! You have done a very good job man.
I have links of almost all the free mock exams available on net. I haven't bought any one, is the free mock exams are enough or its very necessary to give the paid one. And what score you use to get in the practice exams and what about the toughness of the actual exam compare to these free mock exams.
And please share the notes as the summaries for final brush up.
Thanks in advance for your reply and again Congrats....
I've bought the whizlabs suite. Usually I've scored 75%. The questions there are prettiy similar to the real one, but as far as I remember there were no identical ones. I suggest whizlabs suite (or probably there are other standalone applications that can be recommended ??) because you can more or less count on the correct answers they provide and there are at least small explanations about the correct or wrong answers (even sometimes a little bit disappointing) In my case I've used the free available mocks when I had the feeling that I was ready for the real test. Usually I could find answers for these mocks but very often they were wrong and often it was quite time consuming to prove that I was on the right track with my answers.
For legacy systems I suggest (as P. Cook) to look for mocks about this topic and just try to get the idea behind it. This was actually one of the hardest topics to learn.
Regards Chris [ April 15, 2007: Message edited by: Chris Tree ]
Thank you for the detailed response regarding the mock test ..actually some said they had use epractizelabs, and other like you had use Whizlabs mock test ... I beleive both are good ...I think I'll go with whizlad as you said there is less confusion or we can count on the answers ...