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Passed Part 1 - 83%

 
Christophe Testi
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Hi Folks, I just passed part 1, thanks to all of you who posted very usefull links like Herve, Simon, and John among many others
Concepts..............83%
Applicability of J2EE 100%
EJB...................100%
security............. 50%
Protocols............ 100%
EJB container model...100%
Design patterns.......80%
Common Architecure... 66%
In18................. 50%
Messaging............ 100%
Legacy Connectivity.. 60%
Actually I just spend 2 weeks to study, but my 6 years experience with IBM in the field helped me a lot. Simon's website as well as John notes helped me to refresh some areas.
The exam requires a lot of common sense, a deep knowledge of J2EE concepts (don't go to the exam without reading the EJB 1.1 spec and the Blueprints !)
I got a lot of scenarios, and one of the 2 questions about I18N required a good knowledge of Java API - make sure to visit the sun tutorial for I18N ;-)
Design Pattern is straight forward, except a question on a pattern on which I was not quite sure. Anyway there are dozen of web sites with the GoF patterns documented on line, and this should be enough.
Some questions about messaging, at least 4, very easy.
Security: many questions about firewalls, at least 3, with sometimes some scenarios.
Feel free to ask questions if you like, but remember the exam is different every time, so you may experience diferent type of questions.
Cheers and good luck to all of you working on the first part !
-Christophe
 
Ramakrishnan Seshadri
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Congratulations Christophe, I have some quetions about the exam and hope you can clear it.
Do they ask UML in general (i.e) do they ask questions representing some UML diagrams?
When they talk about security are they specific to any particular to applets or things in general.
All the best for your part II, part III and your future.
Thanks
Ram
 
herve attia
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Congrats.
Good luck for the assigment.
 
Christophe Testi
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Hey Ram,
I got 3 UML diagrams where I had to identify UML specific notations.
Also you want to make sure that you know the different kinds of UML diagrams. They also asked me about general OO questions.
For security 2 questions about applets, read previous threads on this subject and study the jdk 1.2 security model. No surprise here. Make sure you understand how certificates and firewall works. I did not get anything about EJB security mechanism.
Good luck to you,
-Chris
 
Iyengar Srividya76
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HI....
Congrats !! Good score....
What about the qtns on Legacy connectivity ???
Vidya
 
Christophe Testi
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Well that was not an easy one. I got so many questions with very long scenarios. Some of them where mixing different types of legacy systems ! I had questions about CORBA, C++, RDBMS, VT100, MOMs...
Blueprints will help you, but make sure that you understand which J2EE components works with which legacy components.
Simon's and John's notes are pretty good for that.
Sometimes it's really a question of common sense: if the legacy system is RDBMS then you can use JDBC ! Some scenario are worded in a complicate way and I guess I did not understand the subtility of some of the questions
Also you should be carrefull with the following: for 90% of the questions you have to say what is/are TRUE statements, but sometimes they ask you what is NOT a true statements. I was lucky to have enough time at the end (about 30mns) to review everything and correct some of my answers where I answered the opposite !
-Chris
 
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Congrats.....
way to go!!! success!

 
Christophe Testi
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I received some emails regarding Simon's notes... Well I was refering to Simon Lee's web site http://www.x-nt.com
The following is the magic formula for success:
Deep understanding of EJB and architecture concepts + http://www.javaranch.com/ubb/Forum26/HTML/000441.html + http://www.x-nt.com + lot of web readings (serverside.com, javaworld, javaranch ...)
= Part 1 easy
Cheers,
-Chris
[This message has been edited by Christophe Testi (edited November 09, 2001).]
 
shailesh sonavadekar
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congratulations for clearing part - 1. great score. All the very best for the rest of the parts.
 
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