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Tips for prapration

 
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Hi,
I am working as Java programmer and have experience of Servlets, JSPs, and core java. I have gone through basic of EJB.
I want to take SCEA part I before 20th April. (Just started for preparation).
I am working and I think preparation in 35 days is tough but not impossible.
I will highly appreciate your tips and advice for preparation.
Regards,
Bhupath.
 
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It is relatively easy to pass part I of the test by going through all the notes and reading materials( see the links section). Parts II and III are unlike any other Sun certification test since they demand some real-world hand-on experience to be able to successfully complete the assignment. If you have been a senior designer/architect in the J2EE realm for sometime, your experience becomes invaluable during the design phase. If not, you may stuble a lot. Frankly I suggest that you don't rush into this certification if you have been testing the J2EE waters only for a while.
I have said this before and many out here may not agree with me. If you really want to get more than a piece of paper from taking this test, focus on getting your fundamentals straight and embark on some prototyping efforts on your own before you signup and dive in.
Cheers,
 
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While I agree with Ajith, you could still prepare for the exam as preparation will help you learn as well. Since you do not have a lot of EJB experience, I would recommend that you start with Ed Romans Masterin EJB book (note that there are 2 books, the first one follows EJB 1.1 specs that are used in this exam) and keep EJB specs handy. Discussion on motivation behind EJB as explained in the book may be dry and boring but it is extremely important. I would also recommend you search for introductory articles on EJBs.
This will give you a slow start but it will help in part 2 as well.
Most importantly, keep posting questions on this forum. I took my SCWCD in 2 months (while working 50+ hours a week) and I know it would not have been possible without javaranch.
 
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Hi,
Thanks for the suggestions. My aim is to learn new concepts during preparation. Perhaps it would be tough to clear part II (assignment). But learning is always interesting as well as tough.
Thanks for telling that it is possible to prepare part I in a month time.
Regards,
Bhupath.
 
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Hi Chintan,
I am bit confused and need your suggestions for the preparation of EJB part of exam.
Seems you have gone through the both books, Ed Roman EJB 1.1 & Ed Roman EJB 2.0
In India 2nd book (Ed Roman EJB 2.0) is available not the first one. As per your suggestion I have EJB 1.1 specification & want to buy Ed Roman EJB 1.1. Since Ed Roman EJB 1.1 is not available in Indian market, should I buy Ed Roman EJB 2.0 or any other book for exam preparation purpose?
At the moment I am reading from wrox publication's EJB book. It covers 2.0 & 1.1.
I will wait for your input.
Regards,
Bhupath.
 
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Originally posted by Bhupath Mehra:
Hi Chintan,
I am bit confused and need your suggestions for the preparation of EJB part of exam.
Seems you have gone through the both books, Ed Roman EJB 1.1 & Ed Roman EJB 2.0
In India 2nd book (Ed Roman EJB 2.0) is available not the first one. As per your suggestion I have EJB 1.1 specification & want to buy Ed Roman EJB 1.1. Since Ed Roman EJB 1.1 is not available in Indian market, should I buy Ed Roman EJB 2.0 or any other book for exam preparation purpose?
At the moment I am reading from wrox publication's EJB book. It covers 2.0 & 1.1.
I will wait for your input.
Regards,
Bhupath.


Both EJB1.1 and EJB2.0 Ed Roman's book available for free at TSS.You can download the online version.
http://www.theserverside.com/books/wiley/masteringEJB/downloadbook1.tss
 
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