I take the part III 15 days ago. No e-mails from sun... But today I visited the www.certmanager.net/sun_assignment and realize that I passed!
My scores wasn't so good, but I'm satisfied with my results because I'm full of activities at job and university.
The SCEA really helps you to improve your knowledge about Java technology.
Sun Certified Enterprise Architect for Java 2 Platform Enterprise Edition Technology Part I (310-051) Jan 24 2007 P 77 Sun Certified Enterprise Architect for Java 2 Platform Enterprise Edition Technology Part II (310-061) May 31 2007 P 76
HF EJB, HF Design Patterns, Mark Cade's book were my study guideline. Java Ranch has a lot of topics with links and study guides...
But the greatest thing is the new signature with SCEA at the end and the happy hour with friends.
Now I'm looking for resources about IBM Certified SOA Solution Designer, and a English course
Books and links: Mark Cade's book is very helpful and can be used as a study guide. The Paul Allen's book is not the best one, but has good pratice exams (you have to take this exams a few hours before the real test to keep your mind in focus) The secret of success are tests exams. It really help me to know my weakness and skills. Its better taking one test exam right now.
Head First EJB and Head First Design Patterns are good books, but about some exam's objectives (like concepts, common architectures, legacy connectivity, protocols and security) you have to looking for tutorials on the web.
My questions about design patterns were easy, but in some tests its quite complicated.