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Part I pass: 83%

 
Jim Janssens
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Concepts: 83%
Common architectures: 100%
Legacy connectivity: 20% (yeah )
EJB: 88%
EJB Container Model: 75%
Protocols: 100%
Applicability of J2EE: 66%
Design Patterns: 100%
Messaging: 100%
Internationalization: 100%
Security: 100%

Prep time: 2 weeks, 4h a day (approx) including weekends.
(must say that I did the SCBCD exam 4 weeks ago so I did not spent alot time on the EJB part of this exam)
Exam time: ~35minutes left
Guideline book: Mark Cade (SCEA for J2EE technology)
Books for more knowledge on subjects from the cade book:
- GoF Patterns
- Mastering EJB2 (manning)
- SCEA for J2EE (Paul Allen)
- UML distilled (Fowler)

Javaranch offcourse also. I think that all questions you can possibly come up with are allready posted/answered. The search function is really the magical thing Thanks JavaRanch!

Advice:

For the scenario based questions you prepare yourself the best by trying out some mocks to get a feeling about them (and offcourse you try to understand the answer). As far as I'm concerned you cannot possibly figure these questions out using knowledge or experience. You need the 'what does sun wants from me' factor to get the right answer (at least that how I feel about them).For all the rest, studying (and understanding) the material posted above should do just fine.
 
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Hi,

Congrats! Its a great achievement within short time. Would you say that the questions are generally clearly framed, dont have much of dual possibilities most of times?

Was there the situation where you had to think of EJB 1.1 specially and could note the difference between 1.1 and 2.0?

What did u follow for EJB 1.1? Any articles are good?

Amol
 
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Originally posted by amol deshpande:
Would you say that the questions are generally clearly framed, dont have much of dual possibilities most of times?

For technology related questions the answers are pretty straight forward. If you understand the technology in question you should be able to select the right answers. As for the scenario based questions the answers are not always clear and they bring a lot doubt with them. But maybe thats just me..

Was there the situation where you had to think of EJB 1.1 specially and could note the difference between 1.1 and 2.0?
What did u follow for EJB 1.1? Any articles are good?

As I replied to your topic, did not got any of those questions. Prepared using the 2.0 spec (actually, I did not prepare much for ejb since I had allready taken the SCBCD with 2.0). I did however read/memorize (and understand) the differences with the other releases of the spec.
[ September 26, 2005: Message edited by: Koen Serneels ]
 
Abiodun Adisa
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Congrats, Please did you take any mock questions?
 
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Originally posted by Abiodun Oyesiji:
Congrats, Please did you take any mock questions?


The ones which you can find on the FAQ page of this forum yes.
 
vijay Mamilla
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Congrats Koen!

I have question regarding EJBs.
In SCBCD exam, EJB questions are focused on API,
Deployment Descriptor and so on.

As per your previous reply you mentioned that SCEA EJB questions are scenario based. Are SCEA EJB questions similar to SCBCD (API or DD QS)?
Do we need to remember API's for SCEA Exam?


VJ
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I did not say that EJB questions are scenario based. What I did say is that if you understand everything very good, the technical questions will be clear but the scenario based questions remain hard (thats what I feel about them). However, as stated in the exam requirements you must be able to select the best technology from a list for a certain problem (scenario). And that list will sometimes include EJB (which only logical )

About the API:

I would consider to memorize the EJB API. It has only few interfaces (beans, contexts, home&remote). Consider als to look at other API's, JMS for example and RMI.

Its my believe that doing SCBCD before SCEA is not a bad thing. Doing it seperately makes you focus 100% on the EJB technology. After that you can fully reuse it in the SCEA exam and you have an extra paper in your hand.
 
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Congratulations Koen . I also believe that doing SCBCD prior to the part 1 exam has great synergy.

Regards,
Darya
 
vijay Mamilla
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Thanks Koen
 
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