How can I prepare for the Sun Certified Java Architect Exam other than taking Sun's $2000 class?
Abi Palani The concepts tested on the Java Architect exam are quite broad and cover a variety of topics. I've found the following books to be useful in my preparation:
- Design Patterns book by Gamma, et. al.
- UML distilled by Martin Fowler ( or any other book on UML)
- Enterprise JavaBeans by Richard Monson-Haefel (or any other good EJB book)
The following white papers available at java.sun.com are useful too:
- Java Security
- J2EE Blueprints
Some useful sites containing more pointers: