I'm plan on beginning the OCMJEA certification. I have 6 years experince as a software devoper/architect and have professional experiences with UML, EJB 3.0, JSP, Servlets, SOAP services and Application servers such as Tomcat, JBOSS adn Websphere. I have found the following books relevant for me to read in order to pass the first exam:
Sun Certified Enterprise Architect for Java EE Study Guide (2nd Edition)
UML Distilled: A Brief Guide to the Standard Object Modeling Language (3rd Edition)
Core J2EE Patterns: Best Practices and Design Strategies (2nd Edition)
I plan on buying them all on Kinddle so that i have it all on my ipad - any experiences here? I would really like to get som oppinions on my book choices based on your guys experinces. Are they relevant? Are any of them outdated? Do you know any better alternatives? Are there some areas where I might need an extra book? The more technical parts og J2EE technologies I plan on fetching from online resources - do you find that sufficient?
I'm looking forward to some feedback from experienced architects ;) Thanks in advance!
I recommend to add another book to your list as it is major part of the certification objectives. The book name is "Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software - by GOF". I also listed out some of the internet articles which will be good. Please check my post here
All the best for your preparation and certifications.
For me the most helpful/valuable documentations and tools for preparation (especially for part 1) were the Wizlabs tests and the Mark Cade & Humphrey Sheil ‘s book (second edition). Also, there are many other mock test you can find from this forum.
Other books I have read:
Pro EJB 3 Java Persistence API – Mike Keith and Merrick Schincariol
Core J2EE Patterns – Best Practices and Design Strategies - Alur, Crupi, Malks
Prentice Hall PTR - Core JavaServer Faces, Second Edition
Prentice.Hall – SOA Using Java Web Services - May.2007
SCEA for Java EE – Study Guide – Paul R. Allen, Joseph J. Bambara (Only related to Design Patterns)
Java EE 5 Tutorial