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Just passed SCBCD

 
Bobby S Sidhu
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Unfortunately it was with an embarassing (for me at least) 72%. Scored well in the 90's for my other 3 certifications. But I guess I booked a little early on this one and I didn't sleep last night. Should have studied the material more as well. Especially container managed persistence and relationships.
I bought whizlabs and softscbcd. Never really used whizlabs though. I found softscbcd better for a run at tests. It's simpler but tests the topics very well. Whizlabs has more in depth, ridiculously so at times I thought. But if I had more time I would have used it. If you can do their exams then you have no worries. Thx to Kathy and Bert for their book and this site. This site is probably one of the best educational resources I've found online.
Anyway off to do IBM UML or XML or OCA Developer. Guess we'll see which topic is more interesting. Bye all!
-Bobby
 
Philippe Maquet
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Hi Bobby,
You got it, that's the most important ! Congratulations !
Best,
Phil.
 
Prasad Kuppa
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Hi,
Congratulations! don't worry about the score..
 
Brian Smith
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Hey Bobby,
Passing this test is what it matters. You have enough knowledge about EJB 2.0 and thus you passed it. Don't worry about the score.Congratulation!!!
namaste
 
Bharat Ruparel
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Congratulations!
Bharat
 
Kathy Sierra
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OK, once again, I have to do my "you got a good score!" thing. Bobby, you need to trust me on this one, I *do* know the scores that people get on this exam, and 72% is good! I know that on javaranch, we have the top of the top of the top -- folks who are able (or willing) to spend a lot of time preparing well, but I swear that outside javaranch, lots of people do not even pass at ALL let alone score something over 70%.
I won't mention the exam, but waaaaay back in the early days, there was a Java exam in which I scored a 73%. While speaking with other exam developers at Sun last week, several people revealed the scores that they had received on various tests. One of the guys who got a score not much better than yours was the guy who is now the author/developer/creator of one of the J2EE specifications. It really just depends on how much time you spend studying. In the end, if you're going for certification, you passed and that's the good news!
Whether you believe you need to take more time to learn things in more detail when you're doing EJB in the real world, is a different story, and at least now you probably know which areas you might want to brush up on.
Be happy about passing and about your score! You would not believe how many people do not even pass that exam.
cheers,
Kathy
 
Bobby S Sidhu
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Thanks for the pick me up Kathy. It's good to know there is someone like you so involved helping us greenhorns out. Like I said your site is a phenomenal resource and it's so super that you would even take the time to respond. You rock

-Bobby
 
Manoj Gupta
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Hello Bobby,
Congratulations on passing SCBCD exam.
We are happy that you found the softSCBCD exam simulator useful in your preparation for SCBCD exam.
Thank you
Manoj Gupta
www.softlearn-systems.com
 
Valentin Crettaz
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Nice shot Bobby
I'm moving this to the Results forum. Please continue the discussion there. Thank you
 
Vladas Razas
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Bobby I believe this is a great score! I have two certifications MCP and SCJP, but I was never so afraid as I am now - my exam is tomorrow. EJB tops in 2 most difficult technologies I ever seen in my life. And to be honest I believe IT'S UGLY. Yes. I believe it is as ugly as it can be made. No wonder even programmers at Sun get no-excellent scores. For me this is technology where Java portability ends. This is where different vendors start. I will probably never forget that phrase from HFE book "they listened and implemented, implemented and listened, and then they did come up with something awful".
Very Scared
 
Vishwa Kumba
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Congratulations .....
A pass is a pass.....
 
Terry Martinson
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Bobby -
Congrats - you passed, and that's what counts now.
I wish I was sitting where you are right now. I'm struggling my way through the SCJD exam, and hoping to get to the the SCBCD after that.
TJ
 
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