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passed SCBCD with 94% today :-)

 
Frank Ertl
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I didn't expect such a great result for I did not prepare to well. Over the last two month I read a little in HFEJB (Thanks Bert and Kathy for this great book) every once in a while (no time for explicit studies) and studied ejbcertificate.com
The HFEJB-exam gave me 65% the day before yesterday while on ejbcertificate.com I gained 99% yesterday.
 
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Hi,

I completed scjp and thinking of moving to SCWCD or BCD what is your advice. On what basis or from where I can figure out what is right for me.

Is experience is required or I can start on own from HF series.
 
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Well, I must admit that I had a little experience in developing EJBs bevor I decided to do the SCBCD.
And I think it helped me a lot today. The decision what to do (WCD or BCD) depends on many points. I for myself decided to take the BCD because my allday work tends in this direction. I don't have a lot to do with JSPs and Servlets.
Maybe you should think in which direction you want to develop your skills and what knowledge will help you more. Certification is not only about saying "I'm certified", at least not for me. I do this to improve my understanding of technologies and my programming skills.

Frank
 
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thanks for reply.

yes same here it is important to learn and understand because knowledge matters.

what I wanted to know was sa I do not have experience can I start HFEJB, HFSJ and aim for certification or just learn it as technology and after having some experience I can try for certification.
 
Frank Ertl
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Oh sorry, I didn't understand you correctly.
Well, I would presume to learn and have some practice on the things you learned bevor doing the cert, because I think it helps much when theoretical learned things get into the brain more deeply by using the knowledge.
So you are more flexible with questions that are different from the ones you seen bevor.
By the way, I think HFEJB is a great book to learn from: Its approach to make things get into your brain much easier is really helpful.
Still it is your decision what to study next, as you know far better than me where your work will lead you, don't you?

Frank
 
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Hi Frank,

Hearty congratulations! I would like to be in your position (90+ score in SCBCD). Hope to make it.

Hi Santana,

I have recently certified in SCJP1.4 and SCWCD1.4 and am preparing for
SCBCD. I have no working experience in Java/J2EE area (I would like to ... but did not find a project yet as I have no experience in this area).
I find preparing for SCBCD far more interesting than preparing for SCWCD (a lot to remember for this exam). I am using HF books (the best technical books I have ever read) for my certification.
 
Santana Iyer
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thanks very much, ranchers really help people.

So you mean if I put efforts I can start for SCBCD.
Could you tell me how shall I go about it, HFEJB,
and other thing, any path to follow or roadmap.
 
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I have started reading HFEJB. It is very interesting to read (but I get only couple of hours a day). I plan to go through EJB Specs afterwards. Once that is complete I plan to do JWebplus mock exams. I feel that should do. If you have time, it is a good idea to get some hands on experience. I did that for my SCWCD exam (wrote a few servlets)
 
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I didn't read the spec. Just HFEJB a little practise in working with different kinds of EJBs and some studying ejbcertificate.com
This did the trick for me. But of course everybody is a different learning type. So just start and see what helps you most.
 
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