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Anyone from SG taking the beta?

 
Chengwei Lee
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Just being curious here though
 
Mike Wang
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Originally posted by Cheng Wei Lee:
Just being curious here though

Hi, I am in SG. there is a JUG , http://asia.groups.yahoo.com/group/jxpug/
All SG Java developers are welcome.
I am preparing SCDJWS now.
 
Chengwei Lee
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Hi Mike,
Nice to know that there's someone in SG taking the test. Maybe can even see you at the test center!
Happy studying
 
Meng Tan
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Hi,
Me from Singapore also!
 
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Hi,
Me too.
Thanks..
 
Garry Bor
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Yeah yeah, me too
 
Chengwei Lee
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Wow wow, so good to know that there's a few people from SG taking the exams too
Just booked the test today, gonna take it on 21st May, 1 pm at Drake Intl. Anyone joining me?
 
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I am booked for 21 May too. At 12.30pm
At I-forgot-the-name place at Burlington Square.
(So that I can get some new toys at Sim Lim if I am feeling happy after that)
 
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Hi,
I also booked on 21 May 10am, Comat.
4.5 hours is a long time. Need some company.
Anyone?
 
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I was from Singapore too.
Now I am in Seattle.
 
Peter Chang
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Hi,
I am Planning to book the exam for 22nd May.
Informatics in the Funan IT Mall has been good for me.
And yes 4.5 hrs is long indeed.
By the way, how are preparations going on.
The syllabus is huge :-(
- Rupesh
 
Chengwei Lee
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To be honest, when I booked the test over the phone, I could only remember 2 venues, 1 being at Shaw Center, the other at John Hancock Tower, since the beta wasn't available at Shaw, decided to opt for Drake as it was the first Prometics center that I went to & passed my SCJP
Didn't know Funan & Burlington had test centers though... A good idea to buy some toys after the exams
Hmm, where's Comat by the way?
 
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As i know, there is no center open on 22nd for this exam. I called the test centers for this....even not all centers open for this exam. for Informatics, the latest session is Friday morning, 10:00am, and 10:30, I booked the 10:00am one.......I am going to buy the Java Web Services (Richard's book) tomolo.....
 
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Comat Training center is at Tanjong Pagar, in BestWay Building which is behind MAS building. I went there once before, the Monitor is quite old and is not flat screen which made me quite giddy after taken my test.
 
Meng Tan
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also the mouse is not smooth, The rollers inside are dirty..
 
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Wow, so poor condition of the systems huh, they can't be bothered to do some cleaning up
I'm also getting the J2EE Web Services book soon, hopefully this afternoon. Where're you guys buying it? The shop at Funan is selling at $64, quite expensive.
 
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Booked the exam for 21st May 10AM, at Informatics in Funan.
Got the Java Web Services Tutorial book from the library.
Planning to buy the Richard's book.
Any other book/web-site you want to suggest.
 
Chengwei Lee
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Bought Richard's book today. Actually a friend helped me to buy it. Just for information, Clementi bookshop is selling it at SGD 60.50, NTU Campus bookshop is selling it at the same price.
Last check, Clementi only has 1 book left. I got it from NTU.
Gotta start working hard now.
Good luck everyone!
 
Hank GU
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i bought the last book in clementi bookstore at 12pm+ on 5th May 2004......
when came to know there is only 1 book left, I rushed from my workplace (Chinatown) to there in the rain.......:SSSSS
i should check FUNAN first
 
Chengwei Lee
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Originally posted by Hank GU:
i bought the last book in clementi bookstore at 12pm+ on 5th May 2004......
when came to know there is only 1 book left, I rushed from my workplace (Chinatown) to there in the rain.......:SSSSS
i should check FUNAN first

Funan is slightly more expensive, but they usually have the stock, and have better services (attitude).
 
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I will take the exam next Fri on the 14. I guess I took the last book from Clementi Book Store :-)
 
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good luck Richard. please share your experience after taking it....
 
Chengwei Lee
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Do we need to book the exam time taking into the consideration the closing hourse of the test center? I know this sounds stupid, but I may need to attend a course on my scheduled date, so was thinking of changing the timing to say 5 pm instead, but since the test is 4.5 hrs long, will the test center open till 9+?
 
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Myself taking the exam at NTUC Tanjong Pagar - 21st May 11:00 AM. Anybody joining me there around that time?
 
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Originally posted by Rishabh Agarwal:
Myself taking the exam at NTUC Tanjong Pagar - 21st May 11:00 AM. Anybody joining me there around that time?

Me, 21st May at 9:30am at NTUC
Just confused why there is no test center open on weekend in Singapore
 
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The centres are open...I was told beta exams are not allowed to be taken on weekends. Dont know if its a directive from Sun/Prometric. Would like to meet u around. My hp no. is +65 90278541.
> Just confused why there is no test center open on weekend in Singapore
 
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OK, I have just taken the test this afternoon at NTUC Tanjong Pagar. If you pay attention to the slip, it is stated that the test is on level 34. I was curious enough to go to level 6 to find out that it was being renovated.

This test is the longest test that I have taken so far. The new place at level 34 is nice, not as "cold" as level 6. I managed to "stay cool" for 3 and a half hours. At last, after deciding that it was enough for me, I left the place 10 minutes before the deadline (4 hours and 20 minutes)

Some notes
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1. There are 16 questions of pattern matching type out of total 174, nicely distributed in various topics (Application Integration)
2. Total questions are exactly 174, no more, no less, 4 1/2 hours for the questions only. The survey before the test has separate timing, 15 minutes, before the test.
3. Please read the whole book of "RMH" and especially the Java implementation. The focus is on JAX-RPC, JAXR, SOAP, WSDL, UDDI, etc, not so much on pure XML and JAXP.
4. For security questions, please study WS-Security and its underlying technologies. They come up quite early. I regret that I did not study it.
5. Some design, best practises, etc on few last questions.
6. Since I do not have real-life experience of J2EE, I was quite overwhelmed by some of the questions. Time to brush more!
7. Conclusion, quite tough, but if you have solid experience, no problem.
8. No report was generated, at the end, it said that the result would be sent after 6-8 weeks.


Any questions, please send to richsun123@yahoo.com
[ May 14, 2004: Message edited by: Richard S. Yu ]
 
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>1. There are 16 questions of pattern matching type (AI)

hi,

what is this? please explain

thanks,
roland
 
Chengwei Lee
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Thanks Rich, for sharing with us your valuable experience!

Anyway, I'm going to request for a new voucher & postpone my exam till 4 June (Fri). So who wants to meet up & take the marathon exam?
[ May 20, 2004: Message edited by: Cheng Wei Lee ]
 
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Changed my test date to 4 June (Fri), 1030 at Sun, Orchard. Anyone wanna meet up to tackle the beta together?
 
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I thought I could meet somebody up today.

I did not change the appointment date, took the exam today at Drake, Raffles Quay. spent 3 hours to finish first round, 1 hours review, and
leave half hour not used.

I'm not sure if the 174 Beta questions will become most part of question lib for the formal exam. it really cover everything mentioned in exam objectives.

you could not review the drag & drop questions, the previous answer will be lost if you choose to review.

some question has typo error.
 
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Originally posted by Lipman Li:
I thought I could meet somebody up today.

I did not change the appointment date, took the exam today at Drake, Raffles Quay. spent 3 hours to finish first round, 1 hours review, and
leave half hour not used.

I'm not sure if the 174 Beta questions will become most part of question lib for the formal exam. it really cover everything mentioned in exam objectives.

you could not review the drag & drop questions, the previous answer will be lost if you choose to review.

some question has typo error.



Oops, were you expecting me? :roll:

Sorry man, was at SoftwareAG attending course, and luckily there's the extension of the beta
 
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yeah, I remember one guy would take the exam at the same date/time with me.
never mind, probably we still can meet up later if Sun has another Beta program in future. anyway, Singapore is so small.

good luck to your exam!

ooh, sorry, everybody has the same luck, as 174 questions are fixed.


 
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