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Passed OCEA / SCEA part 1

 
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Hello ranchers,

I passed part I this morning

First of all I want to thank all of you that have posted here about their experience: knowing what to expect is really helpful when you prepare for the exam.

Here is some feedback about my experience, trying not to repeat what is already been said here.

1) know the scope, know the JEE version: This isn't the J2EE exam, nor the J6EE exam. It's a J5EE exam. This means that you should use the following resources :

- exam objectives from the oracle education website
- J5EE tutorial
- Sun Certified Enterprise Architect for Java™ EE Study Guide, Second Edition

While it may seems obvious, I lost a lot of time reading obsolote doc, like the SCEA exam prep from the developerworks website (16 Aug 2005), and a book covering an old version of the exam. I also lost time reading the J6EE tutorial.

Same for online tests: refer to Jeanne Boyarsky's blog to know which tests are outdated : http://www.selikoff.net/2010/07/16/jeannes-scea-5-part-1-experiences/

2) Know patterns by heart. Those are easy points because the questions are not subjective.

3) The exam focuses on topics that where introduced in J5EE.

I'll take a few weeks of rest before starting on the assignment.

See you
--Alexandre



 
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Congrats Alexandre !!!

And all the best for rest of the parts.
 
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Hey Congrates Alexandre! Best of luck for your next parts.
Can you please share your experience on mock tests/exams?


Thanks
Sandeep
 
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Thanks.

I haven't used any mock exam except the ones that are freely available on the web.

Not a big help, but gives you a feeling about where you stand.
 
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Congratulations!!

It's really good that you managed the part 1 without the mock exams.

If I would do the part 1 again I would buy first the mock exams and study with them. I personally used the Whizlabs, but maybe I should have bought the mock exams straight from the Oracle.
 
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