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Recent posts by Pawan Shrivastava

Yes, please follow up with the SUN, what action they are taking.

We can not stop cheating but we can make sure that its not easy to do.

Even if they pass the certification in this manner, in real life they will not be able to sustain longer.

Regards
Pawan
Hi Friends,

After reading all the success stories, I feel motivated to clear this exam. I have around 9 years of good Java/J2EE experience working on desing and architecture. I don't have any other certifications (never felt a need). Since am working on some open source projects as well, its bit hard for me to spend more than couple of hours a day for the preparation.

I need some guidance about the books and study materials. Its all scattered among various posts. Is there some list / good post or compilation which summarizes it all?

Thanks for your help.
Pawan
[ November 28, 2008: Message edited by: Pawan Shrivastava ]
hi Vinayak,

It depends on to the person, In India if you stay in a company for 4-5 years you can become PM / TA etc. But do you have enough knowledge to eexcute a project successfully?
Look at the adverts for TA and see how much experinece they ask for. Atleast here in UK if you want to join a good company (not an indian company) you need very solid 8-10 years or even more experinece to become TA.

Pawan
Hi Shrikanth,

To be honest, i don't see much point in clearing this exam for you, as you have just 2 years of experinnce. Even though you may clear the exam by reading books but you will not be able to design properly and moreover i don't think companies will accept you as TA with only 2-3 years of experince. Perhaps you shall look for programmer's exam.

Regards
Pawan
[ June 28, 2007: Message edited by: Pawan Shrivastava ]
Hi Tina,

From my experience you are going in the right direction as you said, you can handle a module. Confidence will come with the time. Also the more you know about the requirement of the system, better you will be able to design the system with little or no help. Certification, though it might give you some confidence but can not teach you how to design that you have to learn by yourself. In reality its almost impossible to design the system perfectly in one go, infact you have several iterations to improve your design and coding. Remember, never design for future, but keep your system flexible enough to adapt change. Its a difficult combination, that you will learn from your experience. Also a tip - if you like someone's design just ask them how they started and did that.

My suggesiton would be concentrate on the requirement. See other project requirement / design document in your company and learn from your's and other's experience.

Once you have gained some confidence, go for SCEA. 2nd part in the exam is bit tough if you are new to desin but it will polish your skills better.

Hope it helps

Regards,
Pawan
Hi Sandeep,

Thanks

Just wanted to know about the areas you think shall be given more importance, in terms of the number and complexity of the questions in the exam. BTW where are you based?

Reagrds,
Pawan
Hi Sandeep,

I think you are right. Sorry about that, it was "excuseme please", which confused me. So can you please tell me where did you find the EJB version information on SUN website?
Well i checked the objecttives in detail and there is no mention of Message Driven Beans, so i think it may be EJB 1.1. But then why this book talks says J2EE1.3 as part of SCEA exam?
What is your experince of the objective questions BTW?

Thanks
Pawan
HI Dinesh,

Since you cleared SCEA, can you please tell me what version of EJB was asked in the Part 1? EJB1.1 or EJB2.0. Some post suggest about EJB1.1 but in a book i found that SCEA uses J2EE 1.3, which has EJB2.0.
Hi,

Is this mentioned on SUN website that SCEA has J2EE 1.2? Can you please provide me a link?

Its the book (Sun Certified Enterprise Architect for J2EE Study Guide (Paul R. Allen, Joseph J. Bambara)) which says SCEA has J2EE1.3.
Hi,

I have seen posts suggesting that SCEA covers EJB1.1. But in the book Sun Certified Enterprise Architect for J2EE Study Guide (Paul R. Allen, Joseph J. Bambara), it says that exam covers J2EE1.3, and as far as i know it has EJB 2.0, where MDB were introduced. Someone who has taken the exam can please clear my doubt?

Thanks & Regards
Pawan
Hi Guys,

How your preparation is going? I am also planning to prepare for SCEA. Though i have around 8 years of experience in java and worked in design and architecture for around 4 years now, but never had enough time and motivation to go for the exam.

If you guys (Parvathi and Ankur) still around, can you please tell me how you have started preparing for the exam.

Thanks & Regards
Pawan
[ June 26, 2007: Message edited by: Pawan Shrivastava ]