Observations for SCEA Part 1 that may help the average person
posted 6 years ago
This post is for the benefit of the average Sr. Programmer/Tech Lead like myself towards SCEA Part 1 preparation.
If you think that you are particularly bright, then you may not want to read any further.
If you think that you are below average (probably because of less experience/less exposure to different technologies ) , then you may also excuse yourself for the time being.
1) You should have an all-round intermediate knowledge of all major java technologies like some major Web Application framework, Web Services, ORM, JMS, CORBA/IDL and Java Web Start etc. However, you must have mastery over some of these. In short you should be a Jack of all and Master of some.
2) Do not try to cover each and every topic in the syllabus thoroughly. Spend more time consolidating your strengths and relatively less in the subjects that you are weak in. I believe that's what I should've done in order to obtain a better score. I tried to cover too many topics and ended up scoring low.
3) Do not take too much time for preparation. The syllabus is so vast that unless you are able to devote full time (i.e you don't work any where), you can not cover it completely. Otherwise, you may get into a endless loop forgetting some of what you learned earlier.