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Fabrizio Gianneschi
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I've done the exam just yesterday. I answered all the questions with 15min left.
I've two years of working experience on ejb1.1, but none pratically (only theorical) on 2.0.
These are my opinions:
1-Drag and Drop questions are slooooow (but funny . About 20 questions are DnD, so if you don't have the right answer in short time, write down your temporary answer on the paper (you'll lose it), mark the question, go to another question and come back later.
2-EJB-QL questions are not difficult if you know SQL. Concentrate yout primary study on syntax differences.
3-Write on the paper all the diagrams that you know immediately after you start the exam. (They must prohibit you to do that before, but not after).
4-Be sure to know very well which method can throw which exception or can run in a (un)specified transactional context, for each ejb type.
5-Do the same thing for ejb roles: who has the responsibility to do xyz?
6-Read all the specs. Be sure to understand them very well. It's more important that knowing them like a parrot
7-Refine your preparation with the magic Valentine's diagrams (thank you V ), Ashik's docs and Kathy's hints.
8-Some questions sounds a bit ambiguous for non-english readers. I hope Sun would put a little more effort on it.
9-Be sure to have some fresh water and snacks with you. The exam is long and hard. I consumed a lot of time on the last 10-15 questions not for their difficult but for my very low attention level.
10-Deployment descriptor knowledge is not hard as in SCWCD. Simplifying, you've basically to know when a tag is used and what it means.
11-Ther're more questions on Remote interfaces (and related problems) than Local ones.
and.. best of all:
12-When you take the exam, write down a comment like we did. We hope it will be helpful for the others
Good luck,
Keeping my fingers crossed...
 
Valentin Crettaz
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Great job Fabrizio
Happy that you actually found my CS useful
 
Karthi Bala
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Thanks a lot Fabrizio. I am taking the exam tomorrow. Find this very useful.
Also good thankx to Valetinz.
Karthi
 
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