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John's Notes on JavaRanch

To startwith, thanks to javaranch group who helped me out in guiding for preparation of this exam.

I have cleared the part I with 81 %

Section Analysis
Concepts: 100
Common Architectures: 50
Legacy: 100
EJB: 88
EJB container: 75
protocols: 100
design patterns: 100
messaging: 66
internationalization: 100
security : 100

The exam covered following topics:

a) UML: activity diagram,dependency,cardinality of relationship
b) protocols: HTTPS, HTTP
d) B2B concepts
e) firewall: port filtering & address filtering
f) Software maintenance: code reuse, code factoring
g) JMS publish/subscribe, reliability
h) Stateful,Entity,Stateless design decisions
i) applet security: untrusted applet
j) applet - IIOP : http tunnelling
k) legacy systems: screenscrapers
l) DNS round robin, load balancer

I used following books and notes:

a) EJB 1.1 spec
b) O'Reilly EJB
c) professional jms
d) O'Reilly security
e) John's notes
f) certificationguru tutorial
g) applet security faq
h) onjava's article on load balancing
i) GOF design patterns