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Assuming I'm interpreting the website correctly, I just received notification that I passed parts II/III with an 84. I assume this means I'm an SCEA!
Class Diagram (44 maximum) .......................... 44
Component Diagram (44 maximum) ...................... 29 Sequence/Colloboration Diagrams (12 maximum) ........ 11
FWIW - I think the grade is very accurate based on my everyday work with Architecture/UML; I tend to go lite on component diagrams.
Thanks to the rest of the cowpokes at JavaRanch who helped me with the Programmer and Architect certifications. As an instructor for Java at a local University and a mentor for my company, I continually recommend this site for assistance with Java education and certification.
I scored an 87 on part I. Yipee!
I think some of the prep came from recently passing IBM 287 which required a large amount of JSP/Servlet/EJB knowledge.
I thought that the Cade and Roberts book was helpful but didn't stand alone; one needed to have some EJB experience along with readings in Design Patterns (GoF book) and general OO to really be ready.
Allen and Bambara book was helpful to a point, however, I realized I was approaching "ready" for this test when I started finding errors in the book. I was rather disappointed in that, but had to ignore it and focus on the Cade & Roberts book.
17 years ago
Check the ibm website as they list a number of specs and texts for review of this exam. The URL is
http://www-1.ibm.com/certify/tests/edu140.shtml
I'll be working on this exam myself once I finish the IBM OO exam
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Eric A. Stephens
Sun Certified Programmer for the Java? 2 Platform
ericastephens@mycingular.com
Check the ibm website as they list a number of specs and texts for review of this exam. The URL is
http://www-1.ibm.com/certify/tests/edu140.shtml
I'll be working on this exam myself once I finish the IBM OO exam
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Eric A. Stephens
Sun Certified Programmer for the Java? 2 Platform
ericastephens@mycingular.com
I'm 36 and mental agility is inversley related to the number of children you have or are expecting.
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Eric A. Stephens
Sun Certified Programmer for the Java? 2 Platform
ericastephens@mycingular.com
19 years ago
Not claiming to be an expert on the topic or anything, but...
I tested this the other day connecting from a Windows machine over to a Queue on a z/OS box and and initial test seemed to work ok. Can you explain more about the header information? There is a setting that you need to put into LDAP to indicate that you are a JMS client.
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Eric A. Stephens, SCJP
Software Architect, Mentor, & Instructor
ericastephens@mycingular.com
19 years ago
I highly recommend JUnit (junit.org) for unit testing. I'm very pleased with both the (open source) product and the general concept of "test-first" design and implementation.
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Eric A. Stephens, SCJP
Software Architect, Mentor, & Instructor
ericastephens@mycingular.com
19 years ago
I'm in the process of preparing for the WS certification having just cleared the SCJP (!). There are some roadmaps @ ibm.com. If you search for "certification", you'll find the appropriate material. As you probably already know, for WS certification, you need the SCJP and an OO certification from IBM.
19 years ago
I passed the exam last week. I found the Roberts book and the Exam Cram to be very helpful. I found the sample examples in both these texts to be accurate gauges of how well I did on the exam.
My tips and observations:
1. Its as much about reading comprehension than anything else. Get rest. Especially if you are over 30 with kids like myself :->.
2. Despite teaching Java three times in the last three years and coding OO languages for 5+ years, concentrated study is still required in order to pass.
3. Form a study group to banter around the topics.
19 years ago
They are being tested under VAJ 3.02's WebSphere test environment, so I would have to say yes to the first question.
The object being stored in the session is a java.util.Properties object.

Originally posted by William Brogden:
Are all of these jsp and servlets part of the same web application? Both servlets declared in the same web.xml?
Also - when you store retrieval results in the session, are you storing Strings or something like a ResultSet?
Bill


19 years ago
We have two jsps (j1,j2) and two servlets (s1,s2) and we are trying to share some session data (search criteria) between the all four elements. Here is the flow:
1. get j1, enter data, submit to s1
2. s1 performs a database retrieval , sets the criteria in session, sets the retrieval result in session, and then forwards to j2.
3. j2 displays the data and allows the user to submit, for one particular item on the screen, a request to s2. Note that j2 is able to display the session data from s1's setAttribute(...).
4. s2 performs database work on behalf of the j2 request and then forwards to either j1 or s1.
Regardless of forwarding to j1 or s1, we loose the session data. This seems like a simple interaction where a session can store useful information, so we're very puzzled why the session seems to disappear.
19 years ago