Originally posted by Kevin Cao:
Since you clarified that this is EJB cert, what is the best book or resource to prepare for this exam? EJB from O'Reilly? ED Roman?
Also, is there a posibility that SCEA will not include EJB in the near future, since EJB is a significant postion of it(at least part I)?
And did sun provide any tutorials or samples for EJB that like the petstore application, not the "Hello World" type of thing. You know, $2500 for SL351, not everybody can afford that.
Not that I'm aware of, other than what's in the Pet Store. There are some tutorials on java.sun.com, but nothing *big*. You can learn and practice all the concepts needed for the exam, though, on smaller projects, using only the J2EE reference implementation (free). If you understand how to use all the pieces, and what they're for, we assume that scaling it up to larger projects will be do-able for the component developer. The exam is targeted at those who have been on the job for 6-12 months, but if you develop projects on your own, say, for your own web site -- that may be enough if you truly understand the spec.
At least, we know one thing for sure. We have an excellent bartender and it will be fun.
Why thank-you sir, the cowgirl is blushing
But in reality, I may *suck* as a bartender, since that's a new role for me But I'm going to do my best to help y'all get through this exam, and yes, we *must* have some fun here!
Originally posted by Alfred Neumann:
Cowgirl, I am confused. I completed the survey earlier and sent it in, but haven't heard word one from Sun beyond an acknowledgement immediately after I sent the survey. No voucher, nothing.
It seems that Sun has forgotten some of us and thrown it open again. So I went and signed up again. But now it's a race to be one of the first 400 without (apparently) any thought given to those of us in the first batch.Right now I'm feeling a little used, and wonder if that's right.
Howdy -- if you got an acknowledgement after returning the survey, then you will get a voucher. The emails are supposed to go out this week sometime, so I would expect that you'll hear from Sun very soon!
They decided to open it up again because they did not get enough responses from the survey. The third-party company that conducts the pscyhometric evaluations of the beta, and decides which questions should go in the exam (and how all the different versions should be built so that they are absolutely identical in difficulty levels), requires a LOT of data.
So, we needed more testers.
While it is true that some lucky folks will get to take the beta exam without having had to complete the survey, those of you who took the survey helped us create the exam in the first place, and everyone is very grateful for your help.
Plus, for everyone who signs up for the beta, a fairly large number do not ever take the exam... so they're trying to be safe.
Howdy -- OK, so you saw Evelyn's message, and the way I understand it is that if you are still holding an appointment / voucher *after* the 400 exams have been taken, you will get an email announcing that the beta is over. That tells you that you should not go to the testing center for your appointment.
What Sun is doing is highly unacceptable. Can't it do any better than this...
Originally posted by Manish Hatwalne:
[QB]One good idea would be to ask ppl to pay some amount for the beta voucher,
I have better idea. Let�s pay ppl to take beta exam. This way they will show up for sure.