b) Anyone got any idea when is EE 5.0 being released? (tried google'ing but didn't get any relevant results).
Then why do you want to use ver 5.0 ???
This exam is more towards architecting and designing a solution for a given scenario. I am sure the technology shouldn't really matter because this exam has been around for years now and people might have started with the early versions of J2EE(from EJB1.0..... 2.1... ) to create a solution. Also the graders must be pretty used to seeing these versions in the assignment that they grade. Now when you want to use the latest EE 5.0, I am not saying it is NOT the right choice. But you may have to strongly justify about the different choices that you are making. I have submitted my assignment last week without even mentioning which version I am using :roll: .
Re. your Q, I want to use 5.0 just for the kicks ...kiddin. Actually been reading reviews about EJB 3.0 and want to design as well implement a prototype for the assignment using 5.0. Also, what you said about justification, well I can justify my choices only after I explore them, right?