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Cleared SCEA Part -1 (310-052)

 
Vignesh Bhupathi
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Hi all,
I would like to thank this Forum for the precious information I got from it as well as to Mikalai Zaikin as well as to Java Ranchers..I would like to share my experience and materials which I have used for SCEA preparation..

Firstly, I am having 2 yr 10 months experience. Those who are having exp less than 4 yrs ,I would suggest them to finish these certifications (SCWCD, SCBCD & SCDJWS for J2EE 5) , though it’s not mandatory, but it helps you to gain more knowledge. If you are 5 + exp, then its easy to clear this exam..

Exam contains only scenario based questions and we need to select an appropriate answer. It’s quite difficult for me, to choose those answers . Don’t go for most powerful and new ones instead read the question carefully and address the requirements. For example, sometime two-tier architecture will be better than 3-tier, DAO over JPA, RMI over web services (it depends on our requirements )..

Note : I am still a programmer , not an architect .. To be an Architect : We need experience as well as hands on designing an real time application ..

How long did you prepare for this exam?
I am not brilliant, little bit dumb fellow , so I took hardly 4 months..

Below topics are very important (If you want to be an architect, you must know about these topics in depth) . I got questions from this below topic..

Business Tier Technologies: Cleared SCBCD 5
Web services: Cleared SCDJWS 5.
Web Tier Technologies: Cleared SCWCD 5 ..

Design pattern : I read "Design Patterns", GoF , Core J2EE Patterns, 2nd ed , Java Design Patterns & Examples(Author: Pawan Modi). I took nearly 1 month to complete this 3 books and forget completely within an week .. So I would urge you to take notes (about pros & cons) and implement those patterns so that you will remember.. Please don’t memorize, understand why we need that pattern and take a paper try to describe each pattern in a single line.. If you are able to do that, then go for next chapter.

JCA ,JMX ,JSF - I don’t have much exposure on this ,only theory knowledge ..
CORBA,IIOP , RMI JRMP, Java IDL -I studied CORBA in College (had few ppts to revise), implemented Java IDL.
Cryptography alg– MD5,SHA1,Diffie-Hellman, DES (I have implemented this algorithms in C while in College , we had separate paper for cryptography )
Message Digest ,Digital signature,One-Way Hash Function, Digital Certificates, Asymmetric Ciphers - I have implemented this in my first project (Channel level as well as message level secuirty using https – web services(signing the soap msg) – CA signed jar ....
SSO: – I have implemented Cross-domain SSO in my second project ..So I have fair idea about this federation concept using Sun Access Manager as well as using Siteminder..
Security: I have basic knowledge on hacking stuffs as well as on JAAS,JSSE .. SQL injection, Cross site scripting, Denial of Service (DoS), Weak Encryption, Buffer Overflow, Man in middle (We have learned these topics while in College)…



Material which I have used?

Objectives:
http://in.sun.com/training/catalog/courses/CX-310-052.xml

SCEAFaq:
http://faq.javaranch.com/java/SceaLinks

Books for SCEA Exam

Mikalai Zaikin’s notes - Thanks a ton
http://java.boot.by/scea5-guide/
Updated version, we can find here :
http://www.scribd.com/doc/25297376/J2EE-5-Architect-Exam-Study-Guide
Chapter wise – book detail (thanks to prathap venkata )
http://www.coderanch.com/t/474062/java-Architect-SCEA/certification/books-new-scea-exam
IBM’s Java certification success
http://www.scribd.com/doc/7317384/Java-Certification-SCEA
Java EE from SUN :
http://java.sun.com/javaee/5/docs/tutorial/doc/JavaEETutorial.pdf

Notes:
http://www.coderanch.com/t/149662/Architect-Certification-SCEA/certification/My-SCEA-Part-Study-Notes


Blogs :
http://javaxcross.blogspot.com/2008/03/how-to-pass-scea-5.html
http://jeemind.blogspot.com/2010/04/scea-cx-310-052-simulator.html
http://www.javabeat.net/cert/scea/mock-exam/scea-mock-exam-questions-10.php (Mock exam)


Design pattern :
http://www.javacamp.org/designPattern/index.html
http://sourcemaking.com/design_patterns/flyweight/java/4
http://www.java2s.com/Code/Java/Design-Pattern/CatalogDesign-Pattern.htm
Liskov Substitution Principle/ Designing Abstraction/ Dependency Inversion Principle
http://javaboutique.internet.com/tutorials/JavaOO/


Security:

JavaRanch:
http://faq.javaranch.com/java/SecurityFaq
JavaEE tutorial , Security chapter .. http://java.sun.com/javaee/5/docs/tutorial/doc/JavaEETutorial.pdf
Cyp: Basics
http://www.javapassion.com/j2ee/SecurityBasics.pdf
Web security:
http://www.javapassion.com/j2ee/WebApplicationSecurity.pdf
Threats:
http://www.javapassion.com/j2ee/WebSecurityThreats.pdf
X509:
http://www.mayrhofer.eu.org/Default.aspx?pageindex=4&pageid=39

Servicelocator Vs Ejb 3 injection:
http://www.javalobby.org/articles/service-locator/

DOA Issue :
http://www.coderanch.com/t/458380/Architect-Certification-SCEA/certification/DOA-as-session-bean#2046792

Obsolete Design Patterns for EJB3 & SCEA 5 :
http://www.coderanch.com/t/156191/Architect-Certification-SCEA/certification/Obsolete-Design-Patterns-EJB-SCEA

All the best


 
shankha sanyal
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CONGRATS!!!
AND WISHING YOU A BRIGHT FUTURE!
 
Joe Harry
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Congrats!
 
deepak adlakha
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Congrats !!!
 
Teja Saab
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Congrats Vignesh
 
Mikalai Zaikin
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Congratulations, Vignesh ! You're the best !!!

Glad to know that my SCEA notes helped.

Best regards,
MZ
 
Dmitri Ericsson
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Congratulations, Vignesh! Your notes and experience will be very valuable for other SCEA-takers!
 
Vignesh Bhupathi
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Thanks for your wishes...
 
Juan Pablo Crossley
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woooot great job, I'm glad that my blog help you, thanks for reading it's highly appreciated.
 
Ashok A
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Congrats...
Security related files you mentioned (SecurityBasics.pdf,WebApplicationSecurity.pdf,WebSecurityThreats.pdf) are no longer available,could you please upload them at Scribd(http://www.scribd.com).

Thank you and appreciate your help.
Regards
Ashok
 
sam shan
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congratulations!
 
prathap venkata naga yelugula
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Congratulations.

Thanks,
Prathap.
 
Vijay KumarJ
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Congrats.. Thanks for the useful information.

Nice one

Thanks
Vijay


 
Gaurav Tripathi
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Congratulations.
 
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