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I would like to thank this Forum for the precious information I got from it as well as to Mikalai Zaikin as well as to Java Ranchers..

I would like to share my experience and materials which I have used for SCEA preparation..Firstly, I am having 2 yr 10 months experience. Those who are having exp less than 4 yrs ,I would suggest them to finish these certifications (SCWCD, SCBCD & SCDJWS for J2EE 5) , though it’s not mandatory, but it helps you to gain more knowledge. If you are 5 + exp, then its easy to clear this exam..Exam contains only scenario based questions and we need to select an appropriate answer. It’s quite difficult for me, to choose those answers 😥 . Don’t go for most powerful and new ones instead read the question carefully and address the requirements. For example, sometime two-tier architecture will be better than 3-tier, DAO over JPA, RMI over web services (it depends on our requirements )..

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Should I go for SCEA ?

I have 2 yr 4 months experience and I am planning to take this exam (need to prepare ).. Those who are planning to take this certification, I would suggest you to finish this certifications (SCBCD & SCDJWS), though its not mandatory, but it helps us to gain more knowledge..

Those who have exp more than 5 years can take this exam (Its suggested over here ).Its not mandatory and its purely your fondness to seize this certification.. Please don’t muddle up your talent with experience. Don’t take it (exp) has an obstacle instead take it as an challenge..

If I acquired SCEA certification, that doesn’t mean that I am a good architect. It helps\guide me to divide the problems into sub problems (which design pattern I have to apply) and it helps me to think like an architect….
But if you’re an experienced person and already came across this problem\issue, then its easy to resolve the issue (which patterns have to be applied and you will know the reason why we need to apply this pattern).

Experienced as well as SCEA Certified aspirant, please provide your valuable suggestions for this issue..

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I would like to thank this Forum for the precious information I got from it as well as to Mikalai Zaikin (for his notes)..

How long did you prepare for this exam?
Almost 2 months. I have tried each and every topic with examples (Tutorials accessible in netbeans.org, I prefer to use Netbeans IDE..)

Material which I have used?
*Enterprise Java Beans (EJB) 3 In Action – Since I am novice, I have started with this book. Meticulously documented and lucidly written, this book is worthwhile for SCBCD.
*Ejb-3_0-fr-spec-ejbcore – EJB Spec provided by Sun
*Ejb-3_0-fr-spec-persistence -JPA Spec provided by Sun

Don’t try to resist yourself with book read ,need more hands on, otherwise its hard to remember all those classes, methods as well as annotations.

Difficulty level of SCDJWS 5 exam is very high when compared to SCBCD 5 (It is purely my opinion )..

Few More Study materials: (more…)

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SCWCD step by step :

Books to read:

1 .Head First JSP and Servlets 2nd Edition by Kathy Sierra and Bert Bates
2 . SCWCD Exam Study Kit: Java Web Component Developer Certification [
by Hanumant Deshmukh (Author), Jignesh Malavia (Author)
3) Follow javaranch website regularly, you will get entire details about all Sun certifictaions..


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Yesterday I took this SCDJWS 5 (310-230) exam and I got around 70%  (45 questions correct /65).Most of the questions are related to design architecture and theory part  . Only few questions (may be 2 or 3) had code snippets, related to creation of SOAP and SAX processor. I didn’t find a single code snippet for JAX WS(thousands of annotations ),XSLT,JAXB,DOM,JAXP,JAXR,REST  ..Check out interoperability issues when we integrating Java Web service with WCF.

I would like to thank JavaRanch Forum for the precious information I got from it as well as to IVAN (who shared his reference material guide) , Sang Shin(Java Passion) and Mikalai Zaikin ..


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