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What do we get else besides it being free?

 
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Is there any other advantage to taking the exam in beta besides it being free?
I would think that once the real test comes the passing score would be lower and people would have a much better idea of what to expect and what to study.
 
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Well, I think you'll be one of the earliest SCBCD if you pass and show that in the job board to get advantage.
 
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Jehan -
Well I think you're close. The Beta shouldn't be any *harder* than the real thing, just more grueling (i.e. longer). For sure, once the real exam is available information will be available to help focus one's studies.
 
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Howdy --
One advantage of taking the beta is that -- assuming you DO want to get the certification -- you have very little to lose. If you do not pass the beta, you are *still* better off tha before, because now you *do* know what to expect -- you get to practice.
The pass percentage for the beta will be the same as the final test. So the only difference is the length of the exam. You get *more* questions per objective, but you do not get questions on any additional objectives. And any questions that are thrown out (because they are too hard or just WRONG) from the beta, will not count in your score from the beta.
It is probably not worth it to take the beta if you know that you have absolutely no time to study between now and the beta, or if you do not already know something about EJB. But if you *do* have some prior EJB knowledge/experience, and you have the time to study right now, then I would say go for it!
cheers,
Kathy
 
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