Here is my story. I bought the book last Fall and read it once, but got busy with something else and then got lazy. Finally last month I decided to get it and started reading the book for the second time.
A week ago I finished the final mock exam in the book in about an hour just to get a very poor score like 58%. Disappointed to myself. Also, tried the ejbcertificate.com's exam and got 68%. Last few days I just concentrated on the questions I answered wrong and looked up the spec for some of those.
Today at the testing site I experienced some weird thing. I first started with survey questions but could not move to the real part when I clicked the exit button of the survey. I was brought to the start of the survey continuously. But, finally got the real exam started after Admin there rebooted the machine.
As for the actual exam, I answered all questions 20 minutes before the given time and double checked 12 marked questions. And got 80% and felt good in a very stormy day in New Jersey.
I think the difficulties of the questions are almost same for the book and real exam. Only difference is that you're not given the number of correct answers for the mock exam.
FYI, I didn't make any notes or summary, but just read the book, visualizing the EJB's I created at the work from time to time (last time I created session and entity beans is more than a year ago).
Thank you for reading the long story. Hope this helps for the takers.
Regards, [ April 03, 2005: Message edited by: Heonkoo Lee ]
I am planning to appear for the exam soon. Any tips about drag and drop questions? I had seen some posts about the problems there long time back. Is it still there? Did you make any special request about computer to the center?
posted 14 years ago
I think there were 6~8 drag and drop questions, which were not so tricky, about the method call order in bean's life cycle, EJB-QL, matching exception and exception handler, etc.
As for the computer at the site, I didn't get any other problems except one reboot before I got into the actual exam.