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passed with 84%

 
Zul Chewanabas
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I just passed the SCBCD this afternoon. I think the time (2 hours) is sufficient. I bailed out early.
Study methods :-
1. Head first EJB (read twice)
-did the mock exam last night and got only 39 right. Today I got 59 right.
2. EJB Spec (must read, trust me!)
3. make sure you actively incorporate these notes :-
http://www.valoxo.ch/jr/cheatsheets.html
4. This forum, of course.
5. Know all interfaces/methods involved.
I don't know whether they're hard or easy. I really studied for them + I have a LINUX server (where I implement the codes since I don't write EJB at work
p/s: going for UML exam before the next java exam.
Kathy, Q: When is the UML book is going to be ready?
thanks for the wonderful books on SCJP and SCBCD
 
Hari Vignesh Padmanaban
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COngrats !!!
Good luck for UML !!!
 
Zul Chewanabas
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thanks Hari,
I forgot to mention that I got a lot of drag and drop questions on the test.
Yes, a lot! Somehow the exam simulator does not work really well when it comes to this. It's kind of hard getting them to stick in the boxes when you release your mouse button. I wasted time doing this, nearly forgetting the first problem; to focus on the questions at hand! That was annoying. I lost points in this area because when I wanted to double check my answer, it pops up a message saying something like, " Your answer will be removed (and you have to redo the answer)" Click Yes or No. Well, I just want to double check my answers, not starting over. So, there goes the rest of the points
I think drag and drop should work in such a way that when you drop them, it should delete the text from the source. It was kind of confusing not having them deleted once you placed them onto the destination boxes. Else, I would call them drag and stay (or like weather postcaster instead of weather forecaster because they're always right post-dicting the weather).
anyways, bert bates and kahty s have done the tremendous job with the book. Of course there are bugs everywhere(even my soloflex bench is buggy, seriously that they sent me a new bench ) but it's our job as a programmer to discover these anomalies. It makes learning more exciting because now you start thinking, "hmm... that's not right..."
I should report these errors at o'reilly site but in HF EJB page 610, the values for <res-auth> should be either Container or Application. Not Container or Bean. Check EJB Spec Page 526. May be someone already reported this.
later
 
Valentin Crettaz
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Nice shot Zul
I'm moving this thread to the Results forum Please continue the discussion there. tHank you
 
Satish Avadhanam
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Congrats Zul
 
Zul Chewanabas
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thank you guys. This is such a cool site. I only discovered it a month before my exam. It really helps when everybody is friendly.
btw, has anyone gone with OMG's UML exam? Before I go for the Sun Developer Cert, I'm planning to take this exam at the end of May or mid june. Not much stuff to gather about this exam - I am using the UML book by Craig Larman. Any thoughts?
 
Zul Chewanabas
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I guess this is a good start. http://www.omg.org/docs/ptc/03-08-02.pdf
 
Bert Bates
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Hey Zul -
Great job!
Glad the book helped.
Bert
 
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