Originally posted by Sumukh: HI everybody, I just cleared SCJP. Now i m planning to give EJB certification. Plz give me some pointers to start. I have 1.5 yrs exp is J2EE. I already know about the K&B book.. Thanks sumukh
So just go ahead with that book... Unfortunately, it's out of stock in most of the online bookstores... I think they will publish more soon... I'm on my way to SCBCD too, but I am currently reading the EJB Spec, before I get the book...
Co-author of SCMAD Exam Guide, Author of JMADPlus SCJP1.2, CCNA, SCWCD1.4, SCBCD1.3, SCMAD1.0, SCJA1.0, SCJP6.0
With that much J2EE experience, you already have a good head start on the EJB certification. And the EJB cert questions are not as *tricky* as the SCJP. With SCJP, you can *know* the topics and still not do well on the exam because of the way in which the questions are written, but that's because the SCJP has been out for such a long time (including all previous versions). But with a new exam, the first version is usually the most straight... where you will not have trouble with the exam if you really know the topics. I believe that the exam will become more difficult when it is upgraded, but that won't be for probably one year from now. The spec is an important part of your studies. If you already know J2EE, you might not need to get our book, so I'll give you my standard "If you already know EJB" advice: 1) Get the spec and *really* learn it, based on the exam objectives (for example, you can skip CMP 1.1 and BMP completely) 2) Find a bookstore that has our book, and take the mock exam at the end. If you do well, you sure don't need to get the book, and you're probably ready for the exam. And as always, don't forget to carefully wipe the coffee off our book before replacing it on the shelf If for some reason you do NOT do well on the mock exam, then our book might make sense for you, if the style works for you. cheers, Kathy