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Damien Gallagher
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Hi

I am planning on doing the scea 5.0 exams.

here is the material i am planning on purchasing

Whizlabs SCEA 5 Certification Exam(CX-310-052)
Sun Certified Enterprise Architect for J2EE technology: Study Guide By Mark Cade and Simon Roberts
Core J2EE Patterns: Bests Practices and Design Strategies by Deepak Alur, Dan Malks and John Crupi
Enterprise JavaBeans 3.0 by Bill Burke and Richard Monson-Haefel
Sun Certified Enterprise Architect for Java EE Study Guide (Exam 310-051): Study Guide

Could anyone suggest any other material i could get or recommend not getting a particular book

Your help is greatly appreciated

Thanks
Damien

 
Hong Anderson
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You can take a look at SCEA 5 Books section in http://faq.javaranch.com/java/SceaFaq.
 
Benoît de Chateauvieux
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Hi Damien,

I recommend you to start with the Head-First Design Pattern.
A must !

Benoît
 
Damien Gallagher
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Hi

Thanks for the suggestion.
But to be honest im not a fan of the head first series. i find them awful hard to read

Thanks
Damien

 
J J Wright
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Plus the Head First book skims over a lot of detail, with only cursory mention of many of the GoF patterns. Chances are you'll end up having to get the GoF book after you've read it anyway, at least if you're interested in going into more detail.

If you really need an introduction to patterns you'd be better off finding a good book on OOA&D and getting up to speed with GRASP, which are the real building blocks when it comes to patterns in any OO language.
 
Ronald Wouters
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Jonathan Aotearoa wrote:If you really need an introduction to patterns you'd be better off finding a good book on OOA&D and getting up to speed with GRASP, which are the real building blocks when it comes to patterns in any OO language.


I totally agree. I have the following book always very near to me while working :
Applying UML and Patterns: An Introduction to Object-Oriented Analysis and Design and Iterative Development (3rd Edition) (Hardcover)

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Paul Balm
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Ew, guys? Without wanting to sound like a complete nitwit... What's GRASP?
If you're going to tell me: Grid-based application services provision, of course, I'm going to be even more confused. Just so you know beforehand -- I know the Grid project, but it's not exactly the right solution for your daily bread and butter project.
Please provide a reference to what you're talking about.

With respect to the Head First series, I made a couple of attempts to read the GoF book, and failed all times. It's a great reference and catalog, but I just don't think it's a book one should read cover to cover. If you want to study Design Patterns, IMHO, the Head First Design Patterns book is far better, sorry. This is, by the way, if you want to study design patterns specifically, and not so much design in general.
 
Paul Balm
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But to answer specifically to your question, Damien:

I'm planning on taking the SCEA exams as well. I'm also planning on buying:
(a) Sun Certified Enterprise Architect for J2EE technology: Study Guide By Mark Cade and Simon Roberts
(b) Core J2EE Patterns: Bests Practices and Design Strategies by Deepak Alur, Dan Malks and John Crupi

This one:
(c) Sun Certified Enterprise Architect for Java EE Study Guide (Exam 310-051): Study Guide
looks to me like a different edition of (a) -- I mean, they cover the same ground and it's a matter of taste which one you choose, but I don't see the point in buying both.

With respect to:
Enterprise JavaBeans 3.0 by Bill Burke and Richard Monson-Haefel
What about EJB 3 in action? Again, a matter of taste whether you prefer o'Reilly or the In Action series, but I like In Action.

For me, I'm going to read the books and decide, but I think this will probably be sufficient.
Cheers-

Paul

 
Amar Thia
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Paul,
GRASP stands for General Responsibility Assignment Software Patterns. More info can be found on Applying UML and Patterns... by Craig Larman

IMHO it will be better if you look at this book when you are ready to start part 2. Check out the FAQ link provided by Kengkaj above. The list of books is at the bottom.
 
Paul Balm
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Thanks a lot, I actually overlooked that link.
Cheers-
 
Billy Tsai
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what about the study materials for the upgrade exam?
 
Damien Gallagher
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Hi guys

Please see this post from Humphrey Sheils blog

http://humphreysheil.blogspot.com/2009/04/short-book-update.html#comments

Hopefully this will be a good reference for the latest SCEA exam

Thanks
Damien
 
Victor Maehira
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Godd aftermoon!
The Mark´s book for the last version of the exam.

http://www.amazon.com/Certified-Enterprise-Architect-Study-Guide/dp/0131482033

 
Arpit Kumar Jain
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Hi Damien,
"Design patterns for Dummies" is a very good source of GoF pattterns understanding. You can give it a try.
It may take a day or two to finish it, because it is very simple and interesting.

Thanks
Arpit
 
Praison Selvaraj
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I am all praises for "Design Patterns for Dummies"

This is one book that explains GoF patterns in such a manner that it enables longer retention of the concepts. Patterns are adequately exemplified. Its easily read. One can finish it in a day or two.


Core J2EE Patterns: Best Practices and Design Strategies
Deepak Alur, John Crupi and Dan Malks
2nd Edition


Material for Part II & III

Core Security Patterns
http://www.coresecuritypatterns.com/download.htm

Enterprise Integration Patterns
http://www.eaipatterns.com/

Mastering EJB 3.0

Sun's recommended learning and course ware are great!!! Two books (SL-425 and SL-500 are the best resources I could get)

Thanks,
Praison
 
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