I set myself a tight timeframe (2 weeks, while holding down fulltime job) for this exam, so reading and re-reading redundant material was to be minimized The most valuable resources for this exam for me in order of importance were http://bcd-guide.nm.ru/ch01.html : I read this all the way through....it takes exerts of the ejb-spec and forms it into a document in an exam relevant way.
I looked around for other people�s questions and http://www.jdiscuss.com/index.html is a reasonable website, but I did get frustrated with it, as some questions are wrong or just so badly formed there is no correct answer.
From there on down, most other peoples questions I found around the place where more detrimental than productive. With the link in the forum page of �Muhammad Ashikuzzaman's exam notes� being the worse of them all�.does more harm than good that document. I did NOT BUY any books and I even did not read the free MasteringEJB2.pdf that may be downloaded.
About the exam itself, I almost wet my pants when I saw the length of the EJB-QL questions�they should have been allocated twice as many marks, for time invested. I scored 87% (61/70)
Simon. SCJP,SCJD,SCWCD,Weblogic Enterprise Server specialist and.... *SCBCD*
Hello Thomas, Jeff (whom I worked with at Three) and yourself have done an amazing job on that website, with the quality of your questions being the highest I have seen on a free website. The response time between questions of your server is very high, and structure of your testing regime in the Certification was very well done. I especially like the personalized isolation of the questions I had problems with, so I could re-visit later. The only thing I was a little disappointed with is, I did your Final Exam and got a good score, so was looking forward to seeing my names in lights. As you have the highest scorers on your homepage of your webpage. Though when I read the fine print, I found the scores were an aggregate of all the exams on your site. So because I did not do all the exams (not enough time) I didn�t show up�..sniff. Now if you guys could get your architect (SCEA) site ready, I would be most appreciative. Good work, you get an A+ (very high grade) Simon.
Wow!!!Congratulation.Become SCBCD in 2 weeks???It is too tempting to follow your method .Did you have EJB experience?I mean are you currently working on EJB? Thanks Veena [ February 16, 2004: Message edited by: Veena Point ]
"Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential."
Thomas : Sincere Apologies, in my rush preparing for the exam I miss-interpreted the statistics page off the homepage. My score for the final exam is indeed recognised and I am currently number 2 !.
Veena : Yes, I have used EJB a bit (not much in last 12 months), so I understood the basic architecture of an EJB Server. Though I did NOT have that deep and thorough knowledge, that is required for the exams.
Jayant : Sorry for not responding to your question earlier. I am guessing your �Any mocks you attended??� question is asking what mock exams I did. The answer to this is already in the first email. I did not buy any exams like whizlabs or softSCBCD and did not buy or use any other material that is not freely available on the net.
Hi Simon, Wow, it's been a long time to hear from any of you guys from Maidenhead. I hope it is all going well. Many congratulations on passing the SCBCD exam (especially under such tight timescales). Drop us a line when you have a moment. Forget the SCEA exam, get Gupta SQLWindows certified, I know that's right up your street Jeff
Where else can spilt milk be turned into ice cream?
Thomas: Do another SCBCD trial exam ?...are you mad !... I was waking up in the middle of the night with questions swimming through my head after doing so many, in a short time frame. Although masochistically, I am already scoping around the resources required for the architect (part 1)...the requirements do not seem too difficult, after doing the sun technical exams, just mainly brushing up UML. Plus resources are well established because of time exam has existed.
Jeff : Oh very funny (and you should not be throwing stones, if I recall)... and I am already SQLWindows certified and also Centura Certified... but I normally have that in very small print on my CV ... so may I do the Architect exam now please ? By the way I am leaving Three at end of month (9 working days)... So if you know of a new contract for a very qualified J2EE/Weblogic guy let me know.
Simon Some nostalga for you Jeff => SQLWindows Certified, Centura Team Windows Certified, BEA Weblogic certified server specialist, SCJP, SCJD, SCWCD, SCBCD