I got 61% score and failed, but I want to re-take the exam asap. Anyone would suggest a book for me for my fully preparation? i just have a book of "Developing EJ 2.0 Component" for the beta testing, is it enough for the exam scope?? Thanks a lot
Its a bummer to miss by a few marks. I that the Ed Roman book which can be downloaded in pdf form for free (forget where, might have been javaranch), is helpful. I also found the EJB 2.0 spec, while heavy going in parts, was very useful in some sections. particularly for looking at XML layouts, which helped clarify certain aspects. As I remember from other certifications, you should get a sectioned score which will help clarify areas needing more attention. As you're going to have to pay for the next exam yourself, don't rush it, unless you have problems knowing what to do with the cash in your pocket. Neither feel that you have to aim for a high score, its a play off between economy of effort (time is previous) and comfort zone of passing (64 will do).
I'd suggest to use the Sun J2EE 1.3 tutorial EJB section, the explanations are clear. However, the new Head First EJB exam study guide will be well worth getting, the conceptual explanations are far better than the existing books, and it is more readable (I saw a preview of the introduction.) The Ed Roman book is on www.theserverside.com 61% is still a good score, Sun have set a challenging pass mark.
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