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How is the exam (Part I ) structured ?

 
Francesco Marchioni
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Here I am again,
Dear guys...the exam is approaching, I wonder how is it structured....
I mean you have all the question in one shot so you can choose to answer
at first the questions you're are sure about , or you must answer
one question at the time (before proceeding the next one).

I really hope it's the first one.....

(I prefer to save the hard ones when most of the exam is completed...)

Regards
Francesco
 
Theodore Casser
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Part I is like any of the other multiple choice exams offered by Sun through Prometric - the questions are, indeed, presented one by one, but you can always mark a question and return to it. It's not a "you get one chance and it's gone forever" kind of issue.

Hope that reassures you.
 
Francesco Marchioni
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Good!
Thanks
 
Bob Stagegman
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Good luck.
I passed part 1 of the certification process with 88%.

My thoughts are:

1) I found the Legacy connectivity the toughest part in the exam.
You have to refer to lot of scenarios.
2) The questions on internalization were deceptively tricky
3) For design patterns, its worth going through lots of questions, especially about the design of EJBs. Also you
must have thorough knowledge on the intent, applicability sections of
all the GOF design patterns.
4) For security, don't just concentrate on applets but look at other concepts like authentication, authorization etc.
5) For RMI-IIOP, the following link gives you a good understanding:
http://www.javaworld.com/javaworld/jw-12-1999/jw-12-iiop_p.html
6)I had more than one question about transaction attributes in EJB
and a questions on the ejb activation/passivation lifecycle
7) Do you know how transactions can be propogated across multiple
beans and multiple bean methods. You need to!
9) Regarding load balancing, the following link may be useful:
http://www.onjava.com/lpt/a/1228
13) Some questions are tricky.
For example, you may have to select a protocol for a given scenario.
The keywords that you get from the question is "syncronous calls in a
legacy system". The options to select will
be "HTTP", "JMS", "IIOP", "HTTPS". You may have to select IIOP since
IIOP and JRMP are synchronous in nature. JMS is asynchronous model.

I practiced with a lot of questions in my final week. My main revision questions came from http://www.prepare4success.co.uk and http://www.whizlabs.com


Bob
 
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