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Took the test today

 
Matthew Anderson
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Hi all,
Just finished the test today and here's some feedback for those with limited time to study:
Concentrate FULLY on entity and session beans. Know them inside out.
This includes:
- lifecycle
- their APIs
- differences between the 2 bean types
- remote and local beans
For those in need of time, you may SKIP message beans, not many questions on message beans came out for my test.
Security stuff may be skipped too but at your own risk.
EJBQL - quite a couple of qns on that and mostly drag and drop. I remember a very tricky one and it took me about 5 min to answer that qn. A tip: Jot down your answers for DnD qns cuz your answers are reseted every time you attempt to check your answers. A lot of time is spent on EJBQL qns so be well prepared.
Be well versed in transactions - if you understand them at the back of your head, it's guarenteed giveaway questions.
Study the deployment descriptor THOROUGHLY cuz many questions ask for that pertaining to transactions, persistence, resource environment, security, etc. And be clear whose role is responsible for which task. Quite a couple of confusing questions on who is responsible for certain tasks - some tasks do overlap so pick the more likely role.
In conclusion, know your ENTITY and SESSION beans well in order to pass. For those lucky ones with more time, study EVERYTHING in the SPECS.
Good luck!
 
Ashik Uzzaman
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Thanks Mathew, actually I was in search of some tips like this.
 
Matthew Anderson
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Hi Ashik,
You are most welcome . I wish to thank you for your excellent compilation notes too. It helps me a lot in my preparation.
All the best to your exam!
 
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