Certification Roundtable


                 Simon Brown           Daniel Jepp
                 Technical Architect   Analy...
Overall Session Goal




                 Help and guidelines for anybody
                 starting out, or following the ...
Learning Objectives

    • As a result of this session, you will
      be able to:
         – Understand more about the ce...
Speaker’s Qualifications

    • Simon is a Technical Architect with Concise
         – A leading J2EE solutions provider i...
Speaker’s Qualifications

    • Daniel is a Analyst with DrKW
         – A leading investment bank
    • Over 3 years use ...
Key Topic Areas

    • Sun Certified Programmer for the JavaTM 2
      Platform
    • Sun Certified Developer for the Java...
Let’s have a show of hands…
                           Sun Certified Programmers for the
                           JavaTM...
Let’s have a show of hands…
                           Sun Certified Developers for the
                           JavaTM ...
Let’s have a show of hands…
                           Sun Certified Web Component
                           Developers f...
Let’s have a show of hands…
                            Sun Certified Enterprise Architects for
                          ...
Certification Roadmap

                                                                     Sun Certified Developer
      ...
Session # 1015
Sun Certified Programmer
        for the JavaTM 2 Platform




Session # 1015
Required Skills

     • The Java language and syntax
          – Basic language features
          – Basic OO principles
 ...
Recommendations

     • Buy a book
     • Play with the Java Development Kit
     • Look at JavaRanch
          – http://w...
Suggested Reading

     • Complete Java 2 Certification
       Study Guide
          – Simon Roberts, Phillip Heller,
    ...
Suggested Reading

     • Java 2
          – Bill Brogden
          – Coriolis Group
          – ISBN 158880139X




17   ...
Sun Certified Developer for
        the JavaTM 2 Platform




Session # 1015
Required Skills

     • Knowledge of the Java language and core
       APIs, additionally
          – Swing, RMI or socket...
Suggested Reading

     • Complete Java 2 Certification
       Study Guide
          – Simon Roberts, Phillip Heller,
    ...
Sun Certified Web Component
        Developer for the JavaTM 2
        Platform, Enterprise Edition




Session # 1015
Required Skills

     • Understand technologies in the J2EE web
       tier
          – Java Servlets
          – JavaServ...
Recommendations

     • Take a look at the Servlet 2.3 and JSP 1.2
       specifications
     • Play with the official ref...
Suggested Reading

     • Core J2EE Patterns
          – Deepak Alur, John Crupi, Dan
            Malks
          – Prenti...
Suggested Reading

     • Professional JSP (2nd edition)
           – Simon Brown et al
           – Wrox Press, April 200...
Suggested Reading

     • Professional Java Servlets 2.3
           – John Bell et al
           – Wrox Press, January 200...
Suggested Reading

     • Professional JSP Tag Libraries
        – Simon Brown
        – Wrox Press, April 2002
        – ...
Sun Certified Enterprise
        Architect for the JavaTM 2
        Platform, Enterprise Edition




Session # 1015
Required Skills

     • Higher level than SCJD and SCWCD
           – Aimed at architects rather than developers
     • J2...
Suggested Reading

     • Sun Certified Enterprise
       Architecture for J2EE
       Technology Study Guide
          – ...
Suggested Reading

     • Design Patterns
          – “The Gang of Four”
          – Addison Wesley, Dec 1994
          – ...
Suggested Reading

     • Core J2EE Patterns
          – Deepak Alur, John Crupi, Dan
            Malks
          – Prenti...
Suggested Reading

     • UML Distilled
          – Martin Fowler, Kendall Scott
          – Addison Wesley, Sept 1999
   ...
Session # 1015
Further Questions

     • If you have any further questions, feel free
       to e-mail us…
          – certification@simo...
Session # 1015
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Certification Roundtable

  1. 1. Certification Roundtable Simon Brown Daniel Jepp Technical Architect Analyst Concise Group Ltd DrKW Session # 1015
  2. 2. Overall Session Goal Help and guidelines for anybody starting out, or following the Java™ certification process. 2 Session # 1015
  3. 3. Learning Objectives • As a result of this session, you will be able to: – Understand more about the certification process and the program – Understand more the knowledge required for the various certifications – Feel more confident in facing the exams • This is an interactive session - it’s your session 3 Session # 1015
  4. 4. Speaker’s Qualifications • Simon is a Technical Architect with Concise – A leading J2EE solutions provider in London • Sun Certified (SCJP, SCJD, SCWCD, SCEA) • Writes & speaks frequently on Java & J2EE – Professional JSP, 2nd edition – Professional Java Servlets 2.3 – Professional JSP Tag Libraries (April 2002) 4 Session # 1015
  5. 5. Speaker’s Qualifications • Daniel is a Analyst with DrKW – A leading investment bank • Over 3 years use of Java (J2SE/J2EE) • Sun Certified (SCJP, SCJD) • Speaks frequently on Java & J2EE • Technical reviewer for Wrox Press 5 Session # 1015
  6. 6. Key Topic Areas • Sun Certified Programmer for the JavaTM 2 Platform • Sun Certified Developer for the JavaTM 2 Platform • Sun Certified Web Component Developer for the JavaTM 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition • Sun Certified Enterprise Architect for the JavaTM 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition 6 Session # 1015
  7. 7. Let’s have a show of hands… Sun Certified Programmers for the JavaTM 2 Platform End 7 Session # 1015
  8. 8. Let’s have a show of hands… Sun Certified Developers for the JavaTM 2 Platform End 8 Session # 1015
  9. 9. Let’s have a show of hands… Sun Certified Web Component Developers for the JavaTM 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition End 9 Session # 1015
  10. 10. Let’s have a show of hands… Sun Certified Enterprise Architects for the JavaTM 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition End 10 Session # 1015
  11. 11. Certification Roadmap Sun Certified Developer for the JavaTM 2 Platform Sun Certified Programmer for the JavaTM 2 Platform Sun Certified Web Component Developer for the JavaTM 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition Sun Certified Enterprise Architect for the JavaTM 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition 11 Session # 1015
  12. 12. Session # 1015
  13. 13. Sun Certified Programmer for the JavaTM 2 Platform Session # 1015
  14. 14. Required Skills • The Java language and syntax – Basic language features – Basic OO principles • The core Java APIs, including – IO – Collections – AWT and event handling – Threading 14 Session # 1015
  15. 15. Recommendations • Buy a book • Play with the Java Development Kit • Look at JavaRanch – http://www.javaranch.com – “The Big Moose Saloon” 15 Session # 1015
  16. 16. Suggested Reading • Complete Java 2 Certification Study Guide – Simon Roberts, Phillip Heller, Michael Ernest – Sybex – ISBN 0782128254 16 Session # 1015
  17. 17. Suggested Reading • Java 2 – Bill Brogden – Coriolis Group – ISBN 158880139X 17 Session # 1015
  18. 18. Sun Certified Developer for the JavaTM 2 Platform Session # 1015
  19. 19. Required Skills • Knowledge of the Java language and core APIs, additionally – Swing, RMI or sockets • The ability to understand and interpret user requirements • Object oriented design • The ability to choose and justify your design in the light of alternatives 19 Session # 1015
  20. 20. Suggested Reading • Complete Java 2 Certification Study Guide – Simon Roberts, Phillip Heller, Michael Ernest – Sybex, October 2000 – ISBN 0782128254 20 Session # 1015
  21. 21. Sun Certified Web Component Developer for the JavaTM 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition Session # 1015
  22. 22. Required Skills • Understand technologies in the J2EE web tier – Java Servlets – JavaServer Pages – JSP tag libraries (custom tags) • Additionally, patterns for best practice and good design – Model 1 and model 2 architectures – Front controller, intercepting filter, etc 22 Session # 1015
  23. 23. Recommendations • Take a look at the Servlet 2.3 and JSP 1.2 specifications • Play with the official reference implementation, Tomcat – Downloadable from http://jakarta.apache.org • Look at JavaRanch – http://www.javaranch.com – “The Big Moose Saloon” 23 Session # 1015
  24. 24. Suggested Reading • Core J2EE Patterns – Deepak Alur, John Crupi, Dan Malks – Prentice Hall, June 2001 – ISBN 0130648841 24 Session # 1015
  25. 25. Suggested Reading • Professional JSP (2nd edition) – Simon Brown et al – Wrox Press, April 2001 – ISBN 1861004958 25 Session # 1015
  26. 26. Suggested Reading • Professional Java Servlets 2.3 – John Bell et al – Wrox Press, January 2002 – ISBN 186100561X 26 Session # 1015
  27. 27. Suggested Reading • Professional JSP Tag Libraries – Simon Brown – Wrox Press, April 2002 – ISBN 1861006217 27 Session # 1015
  28. 28. Sun Certified Enterprise Architect for the JavaTM 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition Session # 1015
  29. 29. Required Skills • Higher level than SCJD and SCWCD – Aimed at architects rather than developers • J2EE architectures (including basic security) • J2EE technologies and when they are most applicable (i.e. EJB, servlets, JSP, messaging) • J2EE good design and patterns • Protocols • Legacy connectivity • Knowledge of UML and modelling – Component, class, sequence, use case diagrams 29 Session # 1015
  30. 30. Suggested Reading • Sun Certified Enterprise Architecture for J2EE Technology Study Guide – Mark Cade, Simon Roberts – Sun Microsystems Press, March 2002 – ISBN 0130449164 30 Session # 1015
  31. 31. Suggested Reading • Design Patterns – “The Gang of Four” – Addison Wesley, Dec 1994 – ISBN 0201633612 31 Session # 1015
  32. 32. Suggested Reading • Core J2EE Patterns – Deepak Alur, John Crupi, Dan Malks – Prentice Hall, June 2001 – ISBN 0130648841 32 Session # 1015
  33. 33. Suggested Reading • UML Distilled – Martin Fowler, Kendall Scott – Addison Wesley, Sept 1999 – ISBN 020165783X 33 Session # 1015
  34. 34. Session # 1015
  35. 35. Further Questions • If you have any further questions, feel free to e-mail us… – certification@simongbrown.com – certification@danjepp.com • Thanks for attending and good luck in your certification! 35 Session # 1015
  36. 36. Session # 1015
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