Finally found time for passing exam, and now I am a Sun Certified Enterprise Architect (SCEA) for Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 5 I wonder how many people have this title? I’d like to mention, that exam is composed very good. It includes multiple choice exam, assignment and essay. Multiple choice is as usual, but
assignment is good idea. It’ll allow examiners to see how you can handle regular architect tasks, and essay is just to check that you did you task by yourself. If you interested in getting the title I would recommend visiting Sun’s site and buying their Sun certified Enterprise Architect Study Guide and, of course, Core J2EE Patterns books, assuming that you already read GoF. It appeared to me that these books helps the most, despite they are quite old and do not reflect latest JEE5 features. On this features I would recommend reading Enterprise JavaBeans 3.0 (5th Edition) by Bill Burke and Richard Monson-Haefel and of course The Java EE5 Tutorial which is sometimes much more brief than Bill and Richard’s book. The interesting thing among all of this is that Sun guys are pushing own terminology for enterprise patterns which is not always the same as in already classical Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture by Martin Fowler.