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Niamh Gill
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Hi,

I've been thinking about studying for SCEA certification and have been looking around for J2EE tutorials on the web.

I've come across this one: http://www.javapassion.com/j2ee/#Introduction by Sang Shin, a Sun employee. Has anybody used this tutorial? How would you rate it? It seems very comprehensive...is it appropriate for preparing for SCEA?

Any advice greatly appreciated!
[ June 04, 2008: Message edited by: Niamh Gill ]
 
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Until a definitive study guide comes out, much of your preparation for SCEA5 will need to be self directed. Use the objectives as your compass.

As far as this tutorial goes, it does look good. I'd say it's as good as any as far as places to start, perhaps even better than many of the alternatives.

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Jose Luis Iturbide
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Hello.

The site of Sang Shin is considered (at least in Mexico) a very good learning source of Java Technology, in fact many of the Hand on Labs of the Sun Tech Days are based on the labs you saw.

The entire course is well divided by topics so you can start in any point.

I think you can use it if you want a general overview of JEE5 from scratch and then go to other specialized sources for a deep study.

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Farbod H Foomany
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Hi Cameron, Can I ask about the status of your book? When is it likely to be published? How thick will it be?

On Java Passion : It is no doubt a good resource. But I really got bored going through too many presentations with too many pages, hard to print,... needs life-time committment to finish the course. I recommend this course to the countries that the life expectation is very high

For a tutorial, SUN's Java EE Tutorial is not bad. Very illustrative, and in many forms (PHD , online htmls,+ source codes), but the problem with that tutorial is that you should STRIVE yourself to get the insight, they have done many things, and they say ok this is the result, just click here!! You should explore the codes yourself.

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Farbod
 
Jeff Walker
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Originally posted by Niamh Gill:
Hi,

I've been thinking about studying for SCEA certification and have been looking around for J2EE tutorials on the web.

I've come across this one: http://www.javapassion.com/j2ee/#Introduction by Sang Shin, a Sun employee. Has anybody used this tutorial? How would you rate it? It seems very comprehensive...is it appropriate for preparing for SCEA?

Any advice greatly appreciated!

[ June 04, 2008: Message edited by: Niamh Gill ]



For SCEA5, this tutorial will be of minimal-to-medium help, in my opinion. It is strongly geared towards actual Java development, as in, coding. It is sprinkled with non-J2EE sections and chapters such as Spring, Hibernate, Wicket and Tapestry. (These technologies will not be on the exam and probably should not be utilized or mentioned in the assignment, either). The tutorial is roughly about 50/50% J2EE and non-J2EE.

Still, it is a very good overall attempt at the entire Java market today, with the very best technologies (that is, most widely used and therefore most reliable and mature) mentioned.

(The cynic in me thinks it looks like an author's preliminary attempt to start a very large, 1,000+ page book on Java circa, 2008, by offering a tutorial first, get students to work out kinks in assignments and supplied code, and then bring out a book in the later part of '08 or '09. I wonder if I am right?)
-jeff
 
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