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Passing the exam . . .

 
Nasko Aladjov
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Dear all,
I passed the SCBCD today with 95%.
Here is my experience from the exam itself:
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1. The exam is quite challenging, therefore read carefully the
questions - several times!
2. It is tricky when you review the Drag-'n-drop questions - the
dialog with your answers cannot display again your answers, so it
asks you either to NOT edit it, or to start from scratch.
3. The exam expects you to know in details the components' life-cycle
and (even) the exact syntax of the most DD tags - so better try them
out...
References and books that i used:
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1. The EJB 2.0 spec - should be your bible.
2. EJB 2.0 API - should be known by heart!
3. "Head First EJB: Passing the Sun Certified Business Component
Developer Exam" by Kathy Sierra, Bert Bates
- a wonderful book, not only for exam-lovers, but also for
professionals who need a well organised reference.
Thank you, Kathy and Bert for the precious guidence !
- keep in mind that the book assumes certain knowledge in EJB area,
so do not start it if you are a greenhorn - it is not a tutorial.
4. The EJB 2.0 matrix -
http://www.digilife.be/quickreferences/QRC/EJB%202.0%20Matrix.pdf
Test engines that i used:
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1. Whizlabs SCBCD simulator - the simulator helped me a lot for the
preparation. On the other hand, be aware that the simulator has:
- lots of typos !
- at least 25 NOT correct answers - my advice is always to check in
the spec for the truth.
- few question which are not clear and confusing.
- at least one dialog (D'n'D) which cannot be open at the final
exam.
- most of the D'n'D dialogs are poorly designed.
My professional experience was important to cover most of the exam points:
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1. Developing enterprise applications with Java and Microsoft
technologies.
2. Experience with BEA Weblogic and JBoss application server.
3. Teaching Sun and BEA technologies.
4. Teaching various Java, J2EE and EJB courses.
5. Working experience with an advanced J2EE product - OptimalJ, which
based on MDA, generates a compatible J2EE code.
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I hope my comments would help you for your preparation.
Wish you all good luck !
~Nasko
 
Philippe Maquet
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Great score, Nasko !
 
Sanjay Saxena
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Many Many Congratulations!!!
I'm going to prepare for the same. I have recently bought HF EJB.
Will need guidance time to time.
Thanks for sharing the experience...
 
Philippe Maquet
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Hi Sanjay,
I'm going to prepare for the same. I have recently bought HF EJB.
Will need guidance time to time.

You chose the right book ... and the right place ! Welcome to this forum.
Regards,
Phil.
 
Valentin Crettaz
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Nice shot
Moving this thread to the Results forum. Please continue the discussion there. Thank you
 
Bert Bates
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Wow Nasko!
95% is amazing!!!
Congratulations!
We're glad the book helped you in your studies.
Bert
 
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