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Passed Part I 89%

 
Jeremy Hsu
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Hi, just wanna thanks all the ppl on this forum that helped me to prepare for this exam.

I can confirm one more time that the exam does not have any specific questions related to any specific versions of EJB.

Also, I got few general questions regarding to B2B, which I have not spend too much time preparing for it, but the idea was simple. Just make sure you go over what is spoke, exchange and hub.

Also, I will start my part II very soon. Therefore, I am hoping to start or join some kinda study group for part II.

By the way, feel free to ask me any question regarding to part I.

Thanks
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Hari Vuppala
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Jeremy,

Congrats, great score

I have just started reading SCEA Study guide -Mark Cade. Can you tell me your strategy of preparation. What are the books you have referred and how much time did you spent for preparation. I would appreciate your suggestion.

Thanks
Hari
 
Jeremy Hsu
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I have spend about 2 months to prepare for this exam.

I have studied all the notes from the following link, especially notes by Fabrice:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/java-architect/files/Notes%20of%20Successful%20people/

Free PDF Books:

1) Mastering EJB 3rd Edition (Primary Focus)
http://www.theserverside.com/books/wiley/masteringEJB/index.tss

2) EJB Design Pattern (This helps me to really understand how to use each role of EJB)
http://www.theserverside.com/books/wiley/EJBDesignPatterns/index.tss

Test Simulator
1) http://www.javacoding.net/certification/scea/studymaterial.html
2) Whizlab SCEA Simulator (This is not free). This has about 400 questions.
**** Note: you need to be careful when using the simulators because some of the answers from the above 2 simulators are wrong, but the majorities are fine. Therefore, pay special attentions to every question that you got wrong.

Books
1) Design Patterns by Erich Gamma, et al
2) Applied Java Patterns by Stephen Stelting and Alive Maassen
3) UML Distilled by Martin Fowler


How I prepare:
1) For the first month, I focused on reading books (Mastering EJB 3rd Edition, UML distill, and Design patterns). By understanding the topics covered in these 3 books, I would say that is like 55% to 60% of the area covered by this exam. Areas covered include Applicability of J2EE, EJB, EJB container Model, Design Patterns, UML and Messaging.

2) For the second month, I started to use simulator and all the notes by other people to increase scores on my weak areas and areas not covered by those 3 books. Also, I have reglar visits to this forum, and pay special attention to materials recommanded by other successful people as well.

3) Prepare your own notes focus on your weak areas.

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bahaw kaning lamig
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Congrats Jeremy!

Thanks for sharing your experience.

Cheers,
bahaw
 
Leo Sam
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Congratulations, well done. Thanks for letting us know your preparation materials. Good luck for parts 2 & 3.
 
Ajith Kallambella
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jeremy,

Welcome to JavaRanch.

Unfortunately your name does not comply with our naming policy. Please take a quick look at the rules and edit your profile accordingly.

Thank you!
 
David Follow
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Jeremy,

congrats
How were the questions on security, i18n and protocols?
One might be tempted to just skim through them without hardly studying them.
What's your thoughts?

D.
 
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