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Urgent Question.....study material

 
Pappu Kumar
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I just looked up the EJB specification......its abt 600 pages.
No way i can go through that and the Oreilly EJB book. I need to make a choice....so please help -
Is it absoloutely necessary to read the specs...or the Oreilly book is enough for all the exam questions.
Or if i read just the spec and not the Oreilly book....is that enough ?
Please help
Rahul
 
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Hi,
The specs is more important since it covers the entire scope of the exam.
Use the book to clarify any concepts that you are not clear in the specs. I've spent 4 consecutive days in studying the specs - helps me a lot for the exam as the stuff are still fresh in my mind.
If you are running out of time, I can suggest that you may wish to skip MDB and security stuff (at your own risk!) and concentrate heavily on session and entity beans (especially those in the specs), transactions (BMT & CMT) and EJB-QL.
Hope that helps
 
Paul Anilprem
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Actually, I would recommend just the opposite. Leave EJB QL, it is very much syntax related. It will take a lot of time to read and learn and is very easy to forget within a day after reading it. However, for a person who has already coded some EJBQLs, I think it is one of the easiest topics to score.
Questions on MDB are very conceptual and are simple really. They can be easily answered if you just do one reading of the spec.
Concentrate on roles (bean provider, assembler, etc). Read every bit of the related section from the spec.
 
Pappu Kumar
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Anil,
so u suggest specs over oreilly book too ?
 
Matthew Anderson
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Leave EJB QL, it is very much syntax related. It will take a lot of time to read and learn and is very easy to forget within a day after reading it. However, for a person who has already coded some EJBQLs, I think it is one of the easiest topics to score.

I disagree with this. EJB-QL in the exam has a lot of give-away qns maybe except for a very tricky one. The syntax is very similar to SQL so anyone would be able to pick up easily.
The roles and responsibilites are important. Sorry I've missed that out.
 
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Originally posted by Pappu Kumar:
Anil,
so u suggest specs over oreilly book too ?

Yes, if you are very short on time.
 
Syed AliRaza Zaidi
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I would suggest to go through Monson Hafel thoughrouly page to page infact and I guarntee you won't have any problem. I have posted some tips up for exam hav a look at them all questions are from their.
 
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