Originally posted by Damiano Altomare:
I really don't understand why Sun in Assignment Objectives of the SCEA5 upgrade exam replicated some of the the objectives of the SCEA J2EE (e.g GOF patterns) exam.
I suppose that did strike me as a little odd, when I noticed that as well, but as it's a requirement for the regular SCEA exam track, there's no reason they can't ask you questions on the upgrade to ensure you still know the design patterns.
Originally posted by Yellappa Adepu:
What would be the good start for upgrade exam.. I am thinking to go for it...
I think the books are:
1. Core J2EE Patterns: Best Practices and Design Strategies (2nd Edition)
2. Mastering EJB 3.0
3. JSF for nonbelievers (http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/java/library/j-jsf1/)
4. Implementing Service-Oriented Architectures (SOA) with the Java EE 5 SDK (http://java.sun.com/developer/technicalArticles/WebServices/soa3/)
This core materials should be integrated from stuff coming from Enterprise Java Beans by Richard Monson-Haefel and Core JavaServer Faces (2nd Edition) by David Geary and Cay S. Horstmann, plus some articles about persistence Java techniques (JDO, O/R Mappers...). A good repass of all the points of the orginal J2EE SCEA exam (e.g. GOF Patterns, Security, QoS requiremnets, etc.) will be beneficial too.
- any news on this, or new comments on the list of books Damiano provided? (very useful though)..
- do you know how the upgrade exam is? is it a one shot multiple question or is it a two step design/questions like step ii and iii of the old scea?
any comment is appreciated,
thanks in advance
48 questions , step 1 style then...