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I passed, here's my story

 
Anthony Watson
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I just passed with a 95% and was really surprised at how easy the test actually was. I've heard people say that the ejb ql questions are hard or involved on the real exam but I didn't find them to be very difficult. I completed the drag and drop questions without incident by just waiting until the white box appeared before letting go of the mouse button. I think that the test was easier than the HF EJB final test because it told you how many answers to select instead of just saying, choose all that apply. I had no time constraints at all. I finished in 45 minutes.
To prepare, I read Head First EJB three times and Mastering Enterprise JavaBeans once. I actually believe that the former book is a better introduction to ejb than the latter. I did find the latter helpful because it had more xml samples and had different explanations that helped me to better understand things. The number one book to read though is definitely HF EJB. I consider the book virtually flawless with one small exception: I thought they should have better explained the reasons why you can access certain things in certain methods.
I also used the EJB Plus exam simulater. I found it to be very good for the money. I don't see any reason to drop the huge amount that Whizlabs wants when EJB Plus works great. I did not read the specification at all.
Overall, I think that if you can pass the HF final test on the first try, then you are definitely ready for success on the actual exam. Good luck all.
 
Sudhir V
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Congrats!!! Good job
 
Ali Ragi
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Impressive! Great work!
Thanks for your comments?
 
Valentin Crettaz
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Nice shot Anthony
I'm moving this to the Results forum. Please continue the discussion there. Thank oyu
 
Bert Bates
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Wow Anthony, 95% is awesome!!!
We're glad the book helped.
Bert
 
George Thomson
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congratulations,
Have fun some time.....
then start preparing for another SUN certification, let career keep going..............
 
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