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SCBCD certification queries

 
Amit Delve
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Hello friends,
I have over 5 years experience in the IT industry starting from VB and ending up with J2EE technologies.
I only have one certification SCJP for 1.2.
I am currently confused because I am planning to take the SCBCD exam and I am not sure about what needs to be read and understood from the exam perspective.
Also I am also not sure if I am eligbile to give the exam since Sun certifications taken before August 2003 expire in two years. My SCJP certification according to that will expire in May 2004. I am not sure if I will be eligbile to give SCBCD if that happens unless I do a re-certification.
I am not in a mood to give SCJP recertification. Any suggestions and resources will be appreciated.
Amit Delve.
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Nicholas Cheung
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Hi Amit,

I am currently confused because I am planning to take the SCBCD exam and I am not sure about what needs to be read and understood from the exam perspective.

If you need a book, I definitely recommend Kathy and Bert's Head First EJB. It will be the only book you need to prepare for the exam.
If you dont want to buy a book, I guess you better read the EJB 2.0 specification, together with Valentin Crettaz's spec-objectives mapping.
You can find them from the SCBCD link: http://www.valoxo.ch/jr/SCBCD_Links.html

Also I am also not sure if I am eligbile to give the exam since Sun certifications taken before August 2003 expire in two years. My SCJP certification according to that will expire in May 2004. I am not sure if I will be eligbile to give SCBCD if that happens unless I do a re-certification.

SUN has changed its certification policy. You can re-request your certification kit that WITHOUT an expiry date.
Details can be refered to: http://suned.sun.com/US/certification/faq/#recert
Hope this help.
Nick.
 
Amit Delve
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Hey Nick,
So that means that, my certification never expires?
The card that SUN sends me is with the valid version number and other details and that I can pursue other certifications without any problems?
- Amit.
 
Amit Delve
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Also how will the SCBCD exam cope up with the new EJB spec that is coming out? do u have any inputs on that.
 
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Hi Amit,
Said the FAQ said, you can re-request a certification kit that without an expiry date.
So, you can take any SUN exams you like at any time.
Nick.
 
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Hi Amit,
The current SCBCD version is based on J2EE 1.3, i.e. EJB 2.0 ONLY.
No questions related to EJB 2.1 will be asked.
Nick.
 
Amit Delve
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Thanks Nick.
Really appreciate your feedback.
-Amit.
 
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