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Want to upgrade to Jee5, Any book for CA-CX-310-053?

 
Tony Tranquil
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Not SCEA5 book yet, but I'm working on it!

The old SCEA books are still recommended, mostly the Cade book. And of course, knowing Design Patters and J2EE Design Patterns is important. There are books bearing those names.

Brushing up on EJB3 and JSF is the tough new stuff, but you'll have to use Google for some tutorials, or go over some books on the topics yourself.

Here's my suggested reading list:

Suggested Books for SCEA 5 Certification Success

Good luck!

-Cameron McKenzie
 
Ajay Singh Rathore
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Hi Cameron,
You have not mentioned any book regarding JSF. Could you please mention any specific book or resource regarding JSF. Could you also tell me about the no of questions coming in the exam on this topic.

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Ajay Singh Rathore.
 
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Here is a book that covers new SCEA exam. I'll have to upgrade my SCEA, too.
 
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JSF ? it's not mentioned in list of exam objectives. Do I really need JSF ?
 
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Originally posted by Maris Orbidans:
Here is a book that covers new SCEA exam. I'll have to upgrade my SCEA, too.


Why do you think the book covers new SCEA 5 exam ?
IMHO it's for old SCEA.
 
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Originally posted by Maris Orbidans:
JSF ? it's not mentioned in list of exam objectives. Do I really need JSF ?



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JSF was fairly well represented in the exam. Benefits, drawbacks, and a bit about custom JSF components as well. It's in there. No mention of Struts or Spring on my exam, though. It's pretty Sun focussed.

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Why do you think the book covers new SCEA 5 exam ?
IMHO it's for old SCEA.


Yes, probably you are right. In that case the title of this book is misleading which claims that it's "JavaEE study guide". It should be called "javaEE study guide for old J2EE exam".
 
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Title of this book is not misleading i guess, it says the exam version as CX-310-051 whereas for SCEA 5 the exam version is CX-310-053

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Originally posted by Mikalai Zaikin:


Why do you think the book covers new SCEA 5 exam ?
IMHO it's for old SCEA.


I skimmed quickly through that book on the weekend at a Borders bookstore. It mentions EJB 2.1 and then against each statement the equivalent in EJB3 using annotations. (Didn't read it long enough to see if JSF was metnioned).

So, technically, is statement that is an SCEA5 book is right. But it definitely looks like an old SCEA book redone.

I did notice the reviews on Amazon (for a previous issue, i think) were mostly negative. But I think the people reviewing it need a lot of hand-holding. No book will give you all the answers.

Imagine if it did? Word would get out, everybody would buy the book. (E.g. I'm thinking of Richard Monson's-Haefel's J2EE Web Services book for the SCDJWS exam here). Exam marks would average up in the 90s and Sun would then recalibrate the exam again. (Did this not happen with the SCDJWS exam? I watched the "I passed with 9x%" posts on the SCDJWS forum for 6 months. Most were in the 90s, statistically, that is hard to believe. Then, all of a sudden, it dropped appreciably, to I'm guessing, mid 80s).
-jeff
 
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Hi Jeff,
I used to say that Paul Allen's book was not bad, before starting to read it. I had just looked into some chapters quickly. In one post before, I said that I don't agree with bad reviews on it, both on the older version and newer. But now that I have taken more time, studying it, I can say I just learn things that I know from it. There is something wrong with this book. I still recommend reading it, but to me, it sounds like you are chatting with someone, about SCEA, with no special purpose. He says something about this and that, some of what he says is useful, the others are just telling his stories Sometimes you read a few paragraphs and you ask yourself so what? It is not serious about anything, for example tiers. But it is still a good book, having everything in one place.
It is definitely written for the old version's candidates. When it was written there was no old or new version, but it tends to discuss new things too, so you see EJB 3, and lots of things in it, that are closer to SCEA 5 than SCEA -5!
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Farbod
 
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Please tell us what type of questions will be in JSF topic?
do we have to need to read exact syntax and more.
I have read the Models, life cycle, backbing beans, whateer in the J2ee tutorial
is that fair enough?
 
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Originally posted by Lakshmi Bujji:
Please tell us what type of questions will be in JSF topic?
do we have to need to read exact syntax and more.
I have read the Models, life cycle, backbing beans, whateer in the J2ee tutorial
is that fair enough?


Many guys said JSF for non-believers In 4 parts are enough, you needn't focus on syntax and programming.

http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/library/j-jsf2/
http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/java/library/j-jsf3/
http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/java/library/j-jsf4/
http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/java/library/j-jsf1/
[ May 05, 2008: Message edited by: roger sun ]
 
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