Hello guys, Last week I cleared the exam with 98%. Missed 100% for a silly security question . However, thanks to HFEJB and Javaranch. You guys are really the best. About the exam, 10-15% questions were a bit tricky. I was working on a 1 member ejb project for last 4 months. Thats why I think many things were easy for me. Don't know how it would have been otherwise. I was using jboss for my app server. Actually jboss violates many rules of the specs. So to be sure I used to go through the ejb spec frequently. But using jboss instead of sun RI was fun because I could develop and deploy applications rapidly. I didn't have to put too much effort preparing for the exam because I had to study a lot for my project and that was good enough to prepare me for the exam. I didn't make my own notes. Thanks to (https://coderanch.com/t/160253/java-EJB-SCBCD/certification/Study-NotesGiju) & Java Black Belt. I didn't do a lot of mocks. Just the ones of JDiscuss, ejbcertificates and HFEJB. But from the very beginning , I was very careful to spot my weekness and tried to recover them. I think It is very important to try the mocks and find out in which area you can improve. I feel really great passing the exam and I encourage others to take it. It will strengthen your confidence and be very helpful for your design decisions. I don�t know how much it will help you to find a job though�I�ll see that in future and let you know� . Regards, Sajid
Sajid Congratulations . That is an excellent score. I am assuming you studied like 4 month since you started working on your project for this exam right? How would you rate the difficulty of this exam compared to others you might have taken previously?
I am assuming you studied like 4 month since you started working on your project for this exam right? ...Well, not exactly. I was given the responsibility of designing & coding the ejb layer of our application. Since there was no other ejb developer around [I am the only one working on the ejb layer]and I had no prior experience in ejb...I thought I learnt java by sitting for scjp, why not sit for scjd so i can learn some ejb. So, I started preparing for the exam to be confident about the project i'm doing. And about the difficulty level of the exam, it was almost the same as the one in HFEJB. If you really want to know, I would say it was a bit easier. 70% questions were sure thing, 15-20% were questions with medium difficulty level. But I guess 5-6 questions were really tricky. I would have got them wrong if I was not working on EJB.