Pass OCMJEA 5 with score of 95% in part 2 & 3 and pass mark in part1
oct 2014 - Part I
nov2014 - Part II & Part II
scheduled training jan 2015 - Online Course (java 7 new features)
Dictionary:Mark Cade and Humphrey Sheil Study Guide
Examples from other books including many book from Martin flower and others ..
Also the Java EE 5 Tutorial & online various materials and forums like Stackoverflow &
Coderanch and Blogs..It was very unfortunate that i never discussed in any forum but love reading them and following their advise which helped a lot in my do and don't...
I took this exam not to pass but to understand what/why/how like questions about Enterprise architecture and the golden book which has answers for it is Mark Cade and Humphrey Sheil Study Guide and others book also gives more explanation ...like a priest reading a bible verse ...and explaining the verse..
So my answers regarding books is their are many out their but select your favorite books which increase your confidence level in architecture ..The idea is when ever you read other books see to that they are in context(Very clear exaplantion) with syllabus and in context with Mark Cade and Humphrey Sheil Study guide and in context with business first and then technology so it is my simple advise for any new guy to follow in their exams ...don't memories anything ..just analysis everything you read ..also don't forget FUN !!! read and analysis with lot of fun to get ride of tiredness ...remember a guy who scored near to 100% may not succeed well in their job if they dont have confidence ...your confidence will give you experience ahead with this certificate in your job if you don't have any experience so starters not to worry ..
So my advise is take Architecture exam as an golden opportunities to understand well everything from business specification transformation to technical explanations in more details ..we need to get more confidence than marks or results since it is main responsible job in any industry like an build block ...so start reading ..understanding and increase confidential level day by day ...and thereafter you will see results with less pain
i should mention this quote from Foreword by Robert C. Martin in java application architecture book
I’m dancing! By God I’m dancing on the walls. I’m dancing on the ceiling. I’m ecstatic. I’m overjoyed. I’m really, really pleased.
Future plan : To do 1z0-807 & TOGAF - Please let me know your thoughts on the same..