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Am i ready for SCEA part 1?

 
brijesh chavda
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Hi,

I have around 11 years of J2EE experience in development and designing. I have finished reading following books.

Sun Certified Enterprise Architect for Java EE Study Guide by Mark Cade
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Sun Certified Enterprise Architect for Java EE Study Guide by Paul Allen

I have also prepared around 500 questions for SCEA.

Am i ready for part 1 exam or i need some more preparation?

Can some experienced SCEA reply?

Thanks,
Brijesh
 
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Brijesh,
You are way overqualified for part 1. I'd expect you to score in the 90s at this point assuming you learned from what you read/experienced. And I'd expect you to pass even if you just went through the motions.

Good luck on the test! And welcome to CodeRanch!
 
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Thanks Jeanne. I was feeling bit low. My exam date is on 10-Jan-2010 at 10AM.

I am planning to review everything once.

Thanks,
Brijesh
 
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Brijesh, sound to me that you are well prepared. Go through you notes, try mine (http://www.naftulinconsulting.com/JavaArchitecturePrep.htm) or prepare your own -- it helped me before taking part 1.
 
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Thanks Henry for sharing your notes.
I have one doubt. I have taken few mock exams online. Is the same way actual exam being taken?. Does it allow to go back review your answers, if you are finished before time.?

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Brijesh
 
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yes, you can review the answers for par I (haven't taken part 3 yet). My mock exams said that I will not be able to review the answers for the questions on pop-up screens, but even that worked well for me (though I was cautious).
 
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brijesh chavda wrote:Thanks Henry for sharing your notes.
I have one doubt. I have taken few mock exams online. Is the same way actual exam being taken?. Does it allow to go back review your answers, if you are finished before time.?

I was not able to review the drag and drop questions. All others were fine.
 
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Thanks for your reply to Jeanne and Henry,

Can you also skip some questions and answer them at last , if you have some doubts.?

Brijesh
 
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brijesh chavda wrote:Thanks for your reply to Jeanne and Henry,

Can you also skip some questions and answer them at last , if you have some doubts.?

Brijesh

Yes. You can mark them with a flag to go back to later. Or you can answer them with a guess and flag them anyway for more detailed analysis. Note that you can review all your questions (except the drag and drop which typically wipes out your answers.) The flag is to make it easy to find the ones you want to go back to.
 
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Thanks Jeanne for your reply
 
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Hi Brijesh,

It solely depends on your confidence level to appear into the exam, I have already completed reading following books in last 1 year.
1) Head first design patterns
2) J2EE design patterns - Alur
3) EJB3 in Action - Debu Panda
4) Sun Certified Enterprise Architect for Java EE Study Guide - Mark Cade
5) Sun's J2EE tutorial (50% complete)
6) Completed Whizlabs mock exams and notes (Passed all exams with average of 85%).

But still it feels like I am a kid in this world of J2EE. And there are many more topics to learn and revise before I appear in the exam.
The reason may be because I have not worked on EJB and Webservices technology in my 7+ years of experience(where as you have 11+ years of experience). So it may be difficult for me to apply my knowledge on project of part-2. Hence I am planning to revise this topics before I appear for part-1.

All the best and do inform us the result.

 
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Hi Everyone,

Today i took SCEA 5 part 1 exam. I cleared it on the edge. Questions were really complex and quite twisted. I had read couple of SCEA books and prepared around 500 mock questions. But none of this helped. Not a single question was repeated, what i had prepared. When i started, i was sure, i would definitely not be able to clear it. But used best possible answer approach, so cleared it with 58%.

Thanks for everyone's help.
Brijesh
 
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Congratulations!!!, Please inform which were the topics that you found difficult in exam.
 
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!!!CONGRATULATIONS!!!
 
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