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Passed Part I 70%

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Just got done about 2 hours ago and I feel relieved!!! Granted, I am somewhat dissapointed in my score, I passed!
I mainly used Pete Morgan's notes and SCEA@Whiz.
I read through Pete's notes about 4 times and made my own notes from the @Whiz feedback. I also read most of the 'Passed Part I' posts on this site and http://groups.yahoo.com/group/scea_j2ee/ in hope that I could scavenge some actual test questions. I also took 19 @Whiz mock exams and used Jaworski and Moleham exams once or twice.
In all I spend about 80 hours studying (weeknights and weekends, spread over 6 mo.)
While studying for the exam, I was rather curious to know what mock exam most closely reflected the actual test questions. Now that I've passed the actual exam, I can say without a doubt NONE OF THEM ! The exam is not extremly difficult, but you have to earn it! There are very few questions that have 'obvious' correct answers, especially EJB and EBJ container. I will say that the Moleham exam_1 is very similar in difficulty, and the @Whiz exams are good for training and feedback, but I don't feel that either mock exam 'presents' the questions like the real exam. I know this may sound vague, but after taking the exam you'll know what I mean.
Like everyone has said before, know EJB and EJB container. Know when to use session and when to use entity. Know all lifecycles from start to finish, benefits of bean pooling, what classes are involved in I18n(thought i had got these right....) and yes VT100 and MQSeries. Moreover, practice the 'process of elimination' in mock exams; it's the only thing I'd do differently aside from working harder on EJB stuff.
Here's my break down:
Concepts - 66%
Common Architectures - 50%
Legacy Connectivity - 100%
EJB - 55%
EJB container Model 50%
Protocols - 100%
Applicability of J2EE - 100%
Design patterns - 60%
Messaging - 100%
Internationalization - 50%
Security - 100%
Best of luck to all !!
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Can u can give the links to all the resources and books u used to study for part1 please?
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