SCEA Books

I have compiled the complete list of books that you would ever need to pass all three parts of the SCEA certification. These resources are focussed on J2EE, but they will also be very indispensable for the JEE 5 SCEA exam as well. It's a tough exam, but if you work at it, and get the right resources, you'll pass.  

Some recommended readings for SCEA

  • Head First Design Patterns 
    By Elisabeth Freeman, Eric Freeman, Bert Bates, Kathy Sierra

  • Sun Certified Enterprise Architecture for J2EE Technology Study Guide
    By Mark Cade, Simon Roberts

  • UML Distilled: A Brief Guide to the Standard Object Modeling Language
    By Martin Fowler

  • Core J2EE Patterns: Best Practices and Design Strategies 
    By Deepak Alur, Dan Malks, John Crupi

  • Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software
    By Erich Gamma, Richard Helm, Ralph Johnson, John M. Vlissides

  • Java Modeling In Color With UML: Enterprise Components and Process
    By Peter Coad, Eric Lefebvre, Jeff De Luca

  • Sun Certified Enterprise Architect for Java EE Study Guide (Exam 310-051) (Certification Press)
    By Paul Allen, Joseph Bambara
NOTE: Just see to it that you get the latest editions of these books that are available at the time when you plan to go for the SCEA exam.