... what the benefits are of following the Sun certified Enterprise Architect exam
Similarly SCEA shows that you have knowledge about all java technologies, and that if you need to lay an architecture/design of an enterprise system, you can do it.
Thinking about it though, how do you measure architectural ability in a multiple choice type exam?
Originally posted by James Clark:
I disagree. The old version of SCEA tested you on enterprise architecture design. The new SCEA questions do not access the knowledge required to design enterprise architecture. Deciding whether to use Swing or JSF is not an architectural decision. Choosing between using a Singleton or Abstract Factory design pattern is not an architectural decision.
What you say makes it sound like the focus of SCEA is Part 1 (with the objective questions)
The real crux of SCEA is the part 2 with the high level design tasks. Part 1 just gives a broad technology base to the architecture tasks..