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Passed SCBCD today with 98%

 
Paramita Verghese
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Hi Fellow Ranchers,
Just finished the exam today. Did the usual to prepare:
- the EJB specs
- read thru Monson Haefel's Enterprise JavaBeans( it's a great book to understand Entity Beans well)
- and off course, Head First EJB (that book is great...kind of helps to put your thoughts together after you've read the specs and are feeling pretty confused.....thank you Kathy and Bert.....I love the way some of the most difficult concepts are explained thru drawings/pictures!!! And the humor is great too!! ).
I learnt a lot from the posts on this forum. Thanks everyone.
Cheers,
Paramita
PS: Guess today was a "diamond" :-)
[ December 08, 2003: Message edited by: Paramita Verghese ]
 
Brian Smith
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Congratulatrion Paramita!!! Great Score!!!
did you use any mock exam like the one from Whizlab or anyother? if you did, how useful were they and how close to the real exam questions?
thanks.
 
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Paramita -
90 - friggin' 8 % ??? WOW!
Congratulations!
We're happy the book helped you in your studies!
Bert
 
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Ok, so I get to be the killjoy that says:
Moving this to Sun Certification Results.
 
Paramita Verghese
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Originally posted by Namaste Sathi:
Congratulatrion Paramita!!! Great Score!!!
did you use any mock exam like the one from Whizlab or anyother? if you did, how useful were they and how close to the real exam questions?
thanks.

Hi Namaste,
No, I did not use any of the Exam Simulators.....only the trial versions available for free download.
I did the mock exams on JDiscuss though, and found them quite good.
If you're using HF EJB, don't do the final Mock Exam until you are really prepared....I did it just the night before my exam.
Good Luck.
Cheers,
Paramita
 
Dhandapani Venkataraman
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Hi,
Iam preparing for the SCBCD exam and Iam due t write it with in the next 10 days. Can you brief me how you prepared? Which books you studied and how was the exam.
V.Dhandu
 
Paramita Verghese
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Originally posted by Dhandapani Venkataraman:
Hi,
Iam preparing for the SCBCD exam and Iam due t write it with in the next 10 days. Can you brief me how you prepared? Which books you studied and how was the exam.
V.Dhandu

Hi Dhandu,
As I mentioned before, I read thru the EJB specs, Richard Monson Haefel's Enterprise JavaBeans and HF EJB. I took almost 8 weeks to prepare...a I'm working full time and have a three and half year old daughter!!
Read thru the specs atleast twice. I found the chapter on Entity Beans (Chap 10) in the specs pretty confusing....but Monson Haefel explains the concept well. When it comes to EJB QL...knowing SQL really helps. Read thru HF EJB atleast twice....the second read will help you grasp things which were not too clear earlier.
All the best.
Cheers,
Paramita
 
Brian Smith
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thanks for your suggestion Paramita.
 
Anushe Khan
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Congratulation!
 
Rashmi Tambe
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Hi Paramita,
Though i am late, congratulation on ur success !
I am preparing for SCBCD...but i find it very hard to start with specs. they r hard to digest , so i stared with Monson-haefel EJB book. the book is readlly good...but i am worried abt the specs.
atleat the first time i read them, i could not recollect everyhting....
can u give some tips?
 
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Oops ! I was nearly missing this one.
Impressive score ! Congratulations !
Phil.
 
Vishwa Kumba
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Congratulations Paramita!
You did it with an impressive score and that too with no commercial mock exams and a 3yr old kid to look after, in just 8 weeks!
That's brilliant!
I am sure you would be a good motivation for the rest of us...
Cheers!
 
Ryan Fernandes
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Wow!! Congratulations Paramita!! 98% is a great score!
I'm gonna take this test too ... as soon as I gather the courage ;-)
Cheers,
Ryan
 
Prasad Kuppa
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Congratulations! great score!
PS : the credit goes to your 3 year old too.. she might have done her best to get you that score..
 
Paramita Verghese
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Hi Everyone,
Thanks a lot. You guys were my inspiration!!!
Rashmi,
Don't let the specs scare you off.....you should go thru it. If you are finding it difficult, maybe you could read each HF EJB chapter and immediately follow it up with the corresponding chapter in the spec to cement your understanding, and to pick up those one or two small things which may have not been mentioned in the book. This approach kind of worked for me.
Good luck!!!
Cheers
 
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