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Scared of SCEA

 
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I have done 3 certifications so far: SCJA, SCJP and SCWCD.
However, whenever I read about SCEA in this forum, it makes me think that I may not be able to do it.
Unlike the other exams, the syllabus looks overwhelming, there is no specific set of books...it seems like you can keep reading forever.
To top it all, I heard that the questions are deliberately deceptive in nature. Any tips?
 
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The scope of SCEA is certainly less well defined than Sun's other certifications. However, this is always going to be the case when you're dealing with decision making, as opposed to API usage. You just have to be a little more disciplined, and resourceful, when it comes to managing your time and sourcing information. If you stick to the topics covered in the Part 1 objectives, you won't go far wrong.

However, one criticism I do have regarding part 1 is it's excessive focus on patterns relating to previous releases, as many of them are now obsolete. Just bear that in mind when you move on to part 2.
 
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