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Just came back from the beta

 
Valentin Crettaz
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Well, well, well, ...
First, when I arrived at the test center (after a one-hour road trip under 35�C) the guy told me that they had just installed the new Prometric software last Friday and that ... it didn't work There I was wondering if I had to go back home and come back another day... Finally, they called Prometric and the lady told them to reinstall the old software and that the new one would go better within a month or two
90 minutes later, the old software was up and running again and I could take the test.
I had no problem with the DnD questions, I very much liked them by the way
Otherwise, there was very few typos (close to none), I only found two or three questions that were badly worded or simply confusing.
I can't remember any single questions not coming straight from the spec. So the spec is sufficient although any other resource would not harm
4 hours is largely sufficient to complete the exam and review your 30 marked questions. Actually, it took me 3 1/2 hours to get that thing done.
Do learn well the different bean life cycles and understand how they work (Fig. 5 p.77, Fig. 23 p. 168, Fig. 58 p.319). Know what is allowed from within the beans' methods (Table 2 p.80, Table 4 p.179, Table 12 p.320)
Actually, I must admit that my cheat sheets about bean provider responsibilities and exception handling really helped me answer several questions.
EJB-QL questions are not very tough if you already have some basic experience with databases and the SQL language.
I'll brush up my latest cheat sheet about "who is responsible for what in the deployment descriptor" as this also helped me a lot and I'll post it tomorrow on my web site.
Good luck to all remaining aspirants
 
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What is the score you are expecting?
 
Erik Kaellgren
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Hello Valentin,
I'm glad you could take it after all! And thank you very much for sharing your exeperience with us. I like a lot your pdf's, so another one wouldn't harm.
Myself, I'm taking the beta next monday, so I'll have the time!
/Erik
 
jaideep singh
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hi valentin .. thanks for cheat sheet and exam experience.. they were really well in summarizing the matter.
Did you got question on security management..?
jaideep
 
Valentin Crettaz
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What is the score you are expecting? -- Pradeep Bhat
I wouldn't venture into that kind of estimation I have no idea since I don't know:
- which questions will be retained in the final evaluation, and
- how many questions will be retained
Did you got question on security management..? --jaideep singh
I got some questions related to the getCallerPrincipal and isCallerInRole methods, as well as which responsibilities each role had regarding to security. Also some questions about DD security tags and that kind of stuff.
In and out of itself the exam really covers all objectives, so if you follow the Objective-Spec mapping I gave, you should be well off
 
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Originally posted by Valentin Crettaz:
What is the score you are expecting? -- Pradeep Bhat
I wouldn't venture into that kind of estimation I have no idea since I don't know:
- which questions will be retained in the final evaluation, and
- how many questions will be retained

Allow me to take a guess!
If Valentin scores anything below 85 (at least), I dont visit JavaRanch for one whole week!
We're confident that he'd do well!
- Manish
 
Valentin Crettaz
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Then we might really loose someone during a week
I'd like to add that EJB-land is not yet the place where I get to spend most of my time, very soon though As my "resume" on JR's contact page states, I'm pretty much active in "aspect-oriented technologies, design and architectural patterns, web services, and software architecture." Pretty vague I know, anyway...
 
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Valetine! Carry on!!
 
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