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SCEA Study Notes FAQs
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This study notes is designed for anyone who is planning to take Sun Certified Enterprise Architect for Java 2 Platform Enterprise Edition (J2EE Technology.)
The training route for SCEA (2003 version) shows that you have to take two courses before you take the certification test.
But the study notes will cover these two courses. New stuff is continuing to add in. Please check it often.
There are three steps to take this certification exam.
Sun's sample questions can be located at the its certification site.
If you are brand new to J2EE platform, start from SUN's J2EE tutorial, download the J2EE 1.3 version and documentation. If the link is broken, please go to http://java.sun.com home page and search for the new links.
This study notes is well-organized and compiled with author's experience. The notes and objectives are written in different color. It is easy for you to pick up topic and to expand it according to personal study styles and tastes. Such study notes have been used by people who passed the exam with score more than 95%. The most references come from J2EE platform specification and API. Using it with SUN's J2EE tutorial is recommended. If you are brand new with J2EE platform, get the book "Designing Enterprise Applications with the J2EE Platform, Second Edition" (ISBN 0-321-12936-9). This book is written by the Java BluePrints Team. It is the most readable book and gets you start up quickly.
Being certified with cutting-edge technology can help you improve your career potential, gain more respect, increase your job security and opportunities and let you stand out of the talents. With SCEA certification, you are more competitive in the job market and more confident to find a job like team manager or a project leader if you have a leadership talent because you have a hard evidence to show that you are qualified for the tasks that lie ahead. IT job agents are more likely to help certified professionals to find a better job.
Start to learn it from SUN's J2EE tutorial and J2EE specification. Learning from other peoples' experience in preparation is a better way to work on yourself. Or you can take online classes held by SUN University or some training companies. Consult the test objectives often to check if you understand the topic or not. Follow the three steps to start your test process.
You must make sure you understand object-oriented concept and know encapsulation, inheritance, polymorphism and access controls before you learn J2EE technology. You are not required to possess any certification in Java technology.
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