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Pased SCBCD with 90% but .......

 
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Hi, I want to thank the authors of HeadFirst EJB for such a good book. Even neewbees like me with NO prior EJB knowledge could make it. Thanks to all on this forum for the useful tips. I think 90% is a good score considering the fact that 3 of my questions did not render their graphics.
I got a problem, why are we having such high scores? is it coz the exam is cheap or are we just too good? I mean i have this funny feeling. I equally pased the SCWCD exam with 88% without prior knowledge to JSP, Servlets, EL etc. Can someone tell me the level of respect these certifications have in the IT sector??? Thanks.
 
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Hi Roland,

Congratulation for your high score ! I have a question for you. Actually, I`m reading the HeadFirst book and I`m stuck with the p.57 example :

C:\filiatr\SCBCD\projects\advice>java -cp c:\Sun\AppServer\lib\j2ee.jar;AdviceAppClient.jar;. AdviceClient

javax.naming.NoInitialContextException: Need to specify class name in environment or system property, or as an applet parameter, or in an application resource file: java.naming.factory.initial
javax.naming.NoInitialContextException: Need to specify class name in environment or system property, or as an applet parameter, or in an application resource file: java.naming.factory.initial
at javax.naming.spi.NamingManager.getInitialContext(Unknown Source)
at javax.naming.InitialContext.getDefaultInitCtx(Unknown Source)
at javax.naming.InitialContext.getURLOrDefaultInitCtx(Unknown Source)
at javax.naming.InitialContext.lookup(Unknown Source)
at AdviceClient.main(AdviceClient.java:16)

Any Idea ?
 
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I agree, I think that the certifications are too easy, look at the results in this forum, everyone is passing with an average score in the high 80's / low 90's..
 
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Personally, I feel this is depends on whether you have a good book, and how much time you put in.

For example, I studied HF EJB for around 2 weeks + using EJBPlus, I can pass SCBCD with 95%. I studied SCWCD Exam Study Kit for around 1 month + using JWebPlus, I pass SCWCD 1.3 with 89%.

However, for IBM exams, there are no good books, I even dont know what types of questions will be asked, and finally, I can just pass the exams marginally. I dont think IBM exams are difficult, but I feel it is becos there are no good books for these exams. And thus, I havent put much time into these exams.

Nick
 
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