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Baby Steps to SCEA

 
Marcus Sanchez
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Hi Everyone,

I'm a good programmer and have some experience, I'm SCJP 5.0 and hopefully soon SCWCD 5.0, after that I�ll plan to do at least another certification and then go for the SCEA, I know that SCEA is much more than just make all the others certifications, that you need real knowledge in other subjects.

So my question would be what could be the baby steps to take between the certifications to get closer to SCEA in a near future....

I�m talking about, must reads, technologies to know about� . .. . �

(Did I make myself understood? my English is a little rusty)

Greets,
 
Ronald Wouters
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The best thing you could do in the mean time is trying to get as much "hands on" experience you can get. By that I mean that, say at work, try to get involved as much as you can in discussions and tasks about design and architecture. Listening to and talking to more experienced people is a great teacher. Obviously, doing some exercises yourself say from the JEE5 tutorial on all the various technologies is certainly also a good thing. Oh, and don't forget about UML either, you will need that too.

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Marcus Sanchez
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Thanks Ronald,

I will emphasize on that, I was reading another thread of the SCEA, and noticed that I'm not the only one with questions like this; I guess a lot of people would like some guidance to achieve this, would be great if we can build a good thread with organized information about this.

Anyone can help me with that?

I'll do the dirty part jeje
 
naga ala
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Hi,

What I could relate from my experience is, reading does not help at all.Its all with the application and solving the issues that arise from applying the knowledge turns you to a real J2EE/JEE Architect.


Originally posted by Chun Lee:
Hi Marcus,

Yes, I am in about the exact same situation with you

Just about preparing for SCWCD as well. I am actually curious in how much Java related material should I have before immersing myself into SCEA, like JSP, EJB, ... I notice that the first step of SCEA exam invloves more about design patterns so that should be okay, but when step 2 comes (design and create a web app) there might be a lot of things that is still missing from me which might hinder my progress.

If I want to ultimately be an Architech, would SCEA be a thing that's better to archieve before? or after I actually be involved in a role as an Architech? And being a SCEA, would it limit to my future with the Java world?

Thanks in advance
 
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