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Passed Part I - 93%

 
Ted Bell
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Hi all,
I passed part one yesterday with an overall score of 93%. Don't have the score sheet in front of me, but I basically scored 100's in all sections except for security and common architectures.
As mentioned on this board before, time is not a concern (or should not be if you are well prepared).
Some of the materials I used to prepare:
UML Distilled - No need to read the whole thing. The exam just covers the types of diagrams & basics on relationships.
Enterprise JavaBeans (O'Reilly) - Again more than enough for exam preparation. I felt the exam did a fair job of testing on EJB concepts, lifecycle management, and approprite use of beans, but you don't need to go much deeper. I read most of this book more than once - some chapters I skipped altogether.
Cade's official study guide. This was very helpful to me. It clearly laid out what topics are covered and the basic concepts on most of them. If you are not familiar with the GOF Design Patterns and are a little intimidated after first picking up that book, Cade's might help you. I read Cade's summary of each pattern, then reviewed the GOF book to get a deeper understanding. As mentioned by others, Cade's is what it is - a guide. Don't rely totally on this one to get you through it. I do think that the study guide should have gone deeper into EJB's, since the exam is heavily weighted toward them.
John's notes and some of the documents from the yahoo group were also helpful.
I had quite a few scenario questions, but nothing too lengthy or troublesome. In all, I would say that this exam was probably a little too easy. I spent about one month preparing, reading and making notes each night.
Well, on to part II. Good luck everyone!
 
Ian B Anderson
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Congratulations and great score!
Ian
 
Robin Zhang
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congratulations.great score.
 
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D T Rana
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Congratulations, it's a great score.
 
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