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Oracle Certified Master, Java EE 5 Enterprise Architect Certification (OCMJEA) Success Tips

Posted by kenrickfreemen on July 19, 2012 at 2:21 AM PDT

Summary

Jump your career from Java Developer to Java Architect level and get higher salary - The Java EE 5 Enterprise (Java EE) architecture is the basis of most enterprise-level Web server products, With the Java EE specification, Java EE 5 Enterprise architecture ensure that compliant Web applications run on any Java EE-compatible server. The latest Java EE version (6.0) comes with powerful APIs to develop JSON based or SOAP web service platforms.

The Java EE 5 Enterprise (Java EE) architecture is the basis of most enterprise-level Web server products, With the Java EE specification, Java EE 5 Enterprise architecture ensure that compliant Web applications run on any Java EE-compatible server. The latest Java EE version (6.0) comes with powerful APIs to develop JSON based or SOAP web service platforms.


Figure 1. Oracle Java EE 5 Enterprise Architect Certification

The Oracle Certified Master, Java EE 5 Enterprise Architect (SCEA/OCMJEA) certification shape up a Java developer/designer into next level of technology specialist, an Architect.

The OCMJEA certification is for architects who can create the structure for Java EE 5 Enterprise application that can benefit from Java technologies to handle non functional requirements such as scalability, performance, availability, reliability, maintenance, etc. The certified architect can decide best technology/COTS components based on project needs.

The major difference between an architect and programmer is that “programmer can deliver an application for single user usage without considering scalability and performance needs” but an architect design/develop an application for future scalability, maintenance and all other non functional needs. In simple terms:

  • Developer : Develop an action (a submit button) for single user click
  • Architect: Develop an action (a submit button) for more than 1000 concurrent user click or and above

To succeed in Java Architect role, one must complete OCMJEA certification to acquire deep understanding and knowledge of appropriate uses of modern design architecture and latest Java EE technologies for business applications.

Java EE 5 Enterprise Architect Certification Importance

This certification provides Java architects for designing and leading Java EE application development for example: Application developers and architects who write Java EE applications, technical architects and senior developers tasked to lead and design Java EE applications (tiers, layers, subsystems, components and their interactions), and anyone interested in Enterprise Application Development and Integration. Software architects can able to understand and communicate high-level design concepts to developers under their direction. Thus the Java EE 5 Enterprise Architect Certification gives a lot of more important on design concepts.

Java EE 5 Enterprise Architect Certification provides developers with knowledge needed to develop robust architectures for enterprise Java applications using the Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) technology. The Enterprise Java applications developed using the architecture as a guideline can fit for rapid change and growth. By taking this certification, developers can get the deep understanding of the technical context of the Java EE and relevant technologies, and strategies needed to create application blueprints that work well when implementing Java EE technologies.

Steps to Archive OCMJEA Certification

To getting the Oracle Certified Master, Java EE 5 Enterprise Architect Certification requires that you complete these three steps :

Part 1: Pass this Exam 1Z0-864, Java Enterprise Edition 5 Enterprise Architect Certified Master Exam (Step 1 of 3). It will test your knowledge about JEE and Design patterns

Part 2: Complete this Assignment 1Z0-865, Java Enterprise Edition 5 Enterprise Architect Certified Master Assignment (Step 2 of 3).

Part 3: Complete this Essay 1Z0-866 Java Enterprise Edition 5 Enterprise Architect Certified Master Essay Exam (Step 3 of 3).

SCEA/OCMJEA Certification Preparation Materials

There are many books and study materials to prepare for this certification. Selecting the book for effective reparation to study, following books for the certification which is recommended by certified professionals.

Sun Certified Enterprise Architect for Java EE Study Guide (2nd Edition). by: Mark Cade, Humphrey Sheil. This book delivers complete, focused review for Sun’s new Sun Certified Enterprise Architect (SCEA) for Java EE certification exam—straight from two of the exam’s creators!

SCEA 5 Part 1 Certification Training Lab by EPractize Labs, the product comes with 6 different labs (Pre-Measurement, Basic Sessions, Advanced Sessions, Session Rewind Quiz, Mock Exam Lab and Post-Measurement). You can download Trial and browse the components. Hope you can also love this product.

SCEA 5 Part 2 and 3 Certification Training Lab by EPractize Labs, the kit provides six different assignment with complete design solutions to pump up your architecture knowledge and it also offers typical essay questions for Step 3.

The Java EE 5 Tutorial (3rd Edition). by: Eric Jendrock, Jennifer Ball, Debbie Carson, Ian Evans, Scott Fordin, Kim Haase. This tutorial uses examples to describe the features and functionalities available in the Java EE 5 platform for developing enterprise applications. Whether you are a new or experienced Enterprise developer, you should find the examples and accompanying text a valuable and accessible knowledge base for creating your own solutions.

Java EE 5 Enterprise Architect Certification Step 1

  1. Application Design Concepts and Principles - Tests your OO design language skills
  2. Common architectures - Tests the skills in evaluation of enterprise application tiers
  3. Integration and Messaging - Tests the architectural solution knowledge to connect Java EE with any legacy systems and architectural solution knowledge in synchronous and asynchronous message architecture
  4. Business Tier Technologies - Tests the design and basic API knowledge in EJB and JPA
  5. Web Tier Technologies - Tests the design and basic knowledge in WAF,JSP,Servlet,JSF and JSTL
  6. Applicability of Java EE - Tests the design decision knowledge about Java EE technologies
  7. Patterns - Tests the knowledge in design patterns
  8. Security - Tests various kinds of enterprise security including firewalls and DMZ

Java EE 5 Enterprise Architect Certification Step 2

A business problem will be given to you in the form of use case diagrams, business domain model, and statement format. The requirements will encompass both Functional and Nonfunctional requirements. You are requested to come up with an architecture for the given business problem to meet both the functional and nonfunctional requirements.

It is a very challenging experience to get to know about Java EE Architecture best practices. Once you have completed your assignment, you need to upload your assignment into Oracle and it will be manually evaluated by technical authors.

Java EE 5 Enterprise Architect Certification Step 3

This is another stimulating test to verify your architectural knowledge about design decisions. Architecture can be implemented in many ways with different design decisions. The questions will be on why you have chosen this way and why not the other way. You need to answer with brief explanation. If you have completed Step 1 and Step 2, Step 3 will be straightforward and very easy to crack.

The Java EE 5 Enterprise Architect exam does not require any pre-certifications from Oracle. So, if you decide to take Oracle Certified Master, Java EE 5 Enterprise Architect Certification, you can very well start without any prerequisite. Remember that beginning October 1, 2011, Java Architect and Java Developer certification path requirements will include a new mandatory course attendance requirement.

How much time I need to prepare for this exam?

EPractize Labs time estimator is used to calculate preparation time for

  1. 1Z0-864 Java EE 5 Enterprise Architect Certified Master Exam (Step 1of 3)
  2. 1Z0-865, 1Z0-866 Java EE 5 Enterprise Architect Certified Master Assignment and Esay Exam (Step 2of 3 and Step 3of 3)

Java EE 5 Enterprise Architect Certification Recommendations:

  1. Understand exam objectives (topics covered)
  2. Identify the weakness areas (skills you are uncomfortable) and Focus your efforts on those areas
  3. Don't attend mock exams until you are familiar with the concepts.