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Is work exp required to get good score

 
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Hi All,
I dont have work experience. But has good knowledge of web applications (servlets and jsp) as i did in my academic project. Iam planning to prepare for EJB and for the SCBCD exam also. Should i need work experience to get good score in the exam?
-edj
 
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Probably a double-edged sword.
Work experience would cause you to run into situations that would make parts of the material easier to understand. Definitely a lot of people ask 'why does the spec require this?' questions that they probably wouldn't ask if they'd already encountered a relevant real-life EJB problem.
On the other hand, if you have work experience in EJB, you are probably also employed and don't have as much time to study as you'd like.
So, the secret of exam success is probably to have the experience, but be currently unemployed. Alas, I'm not willing to give up my job, so I'll just have to hope for the best.
[ February 19, 2004: Message edited by: Reid M. Pinchback ]
 
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No you can get good score without experience. But you have to study at least for 2 months to know EJB very well. It also depend on how much time you can spend everyday. So time limit I said depends on your learning skill too. You have choice of using books Head First EJB or Mastering EJB and Read EJB 2.0 spec.
 
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Two months and how many hours a day?
 
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Edward, I think you can make it but only thing that matters even if you pass the certification is the work-exp. So, its better you get yourself exposed to EJBs in the industry environment as well. You say that you have good know how of servlets and jsp. May be you can think of SCWCD as well.
how many hours you say you would study daily??
cheers,
Jai
 
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I passed the SCBCD with a score of 95% without a bit of work experience. I studied on average 4 hours a day for 2 months+. My main sources were HF EJB, the specification and this forum. I suppose my study time would have been reduced if I did have experience but experience does not guarantee success. Since the SCBCD covers EJB in its entirety it takes more than just experience. On the flip side, passing the SCBCD doesn't mean that you will be a profiecient EJB developer. I think that Sun should create a new certification for J2EE development. Passing this test would demonstrate to prospective employers that you not only know the syntax and semantics of EJB but how do make something useful with it.
 
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I know people with couple of years of experience go through the exam format and doing it is 3 weeks. They for sure did not spend like 4 hours a day. it was more like 2 hours a day on average. I presume experience sure helped them with not needing to spend time on preparing for the actual test(compared to spending time on other worldly necessities).
Dan.
 
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Thanks All,
I can spend 2 to 3hrs daily and iam not hurry in passing this exam. Iam intrested in EJB and as you people said, i will practice all aspects of ejb and prepare for the exam .
I dont have internet connectivity to my PC. Can any one give me links where i can download free mock exams.
Thanks to all.
-Ed
 
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