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Books for SCEA

 
sarmaP lolla
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Are there any books for the new exam? Also I am starting the prepation from today. So please wish me best.

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Sarma
 
Drago Z Kamenov
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1. The second edition of the official Sun guide is about to be published: http://humphreysheil.blogspot.com/2009/09/addressing-rough-cuts-feedback-received.html
The first edition is very good but is somewhat dated for this version of the exam: http://www.amazon.com/Certified-Enterprise-Architecture-Technology-Study/dp/0130449164. It does not cover all sections of the exam though.
2. The GoF book is a must have for any aspiring architect or even mid-level developer - "Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software"
3. Same for this one: "Core J2EE Patterns: Best Practices and Design Strategies (2nd Edition)"

There are a couple of good books that can be downloaded for free:
4. "Mastering Enterprise JavaBeans 3.0" by Rima Patel Sriganesh, Gerald Brose, and Micah Silverman - very detailed on EJB and JPA. Make sure you don't get one of the earlier editions (Roman).
5. "The Java EE 5Tutorial" (Sun Microsystems) - surprisingly good and comprehensive. My primary source on JSF.

Finally a couple of books that could be useful for the assignment (Step 2):
1. "UML Distilled" (Fowler)
2. (optional) "Building J2EE Applications with the Rational Unified Process" Although RUP is not required, some of its ideas will help you structure your project (and your thoughts) better. Specifically use case realizations (sequence diagrams) and domain model. Reading up on Software Architecture Document also gave me a lot of food for thought. However, be warned that following the entire process to the letter can lead to "process paralysis" even on a real project.
 
santosh arroju
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Hi Drago,
I too am planning to start my preperation for SCEA.Thanks for your suggestions on the references.

kindly suggest / guide on a roadmap towards SCEA

Thanks,
Santosh
 
Drago Z Kamenov
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Hi Santosh,

I can only speak about part 1 - that's what I have taken so far. Basically, you would approach it no differently than a university/college exam. Print out the objectives and start reading up until you cover them all. Once you cover all the material, try an exam simulator, according to most people Whizlabs is the best and very close to the actual exam (although I find the wording of some questions confusing). It also includes good (if not very detailed) study notes. These mock exams will show your weaker areas, then just go back and read up on them again. The most important and most difficult areas in my opinion are Common Architectures and patterns. For patterns, read the two GoF and J2EE Patterns books to make sure you understand each pattern. But then for the exam you only need to know applicability (when to use) and consequences/benefits, especially as they apply to the eight Service Level Requirements (system capabilities).

good luck,
Drago

 
santosh arroju
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Thanks Drago.
 
prathap venkata naga yelugula
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Need to verify old post for Material kind of stuff.

Cheers!
Prathap.
 
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