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Hi,
Today I have cleared SCWCD exam and shooting for BCD exam in next few weeks. Here by would like to know the right approach to accomplish this certification. Please advise me what to start with, and do I procede etc., (I saw javaranch's bcd links).
Looking forward to find your direction,
Nagesh.
 
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Hi Nagesh,
to start with , go ahead and get HEAD FIRST EJB by Kathy and bert. this book is a must. Things are explained very well in this book. U can refer to EJB specs after reading this book. I found that way easy. Initially w/o reading this book when i tried to read specs, it was hard to digest. Now i find it easy! One more good book to start with is 'Mastering EJB 2'. If u do not have ejb experiance, this book explains concepts with examples.
after the initial preparartion, get the mock exam simulator. either soft-BCD or EJBPlus. I have heard that softBCD questions are more close to exam.
And last but not the least, stick to this forum, its a gr8 place to learn lots of things!
Regards,
Rashmi
 
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Thank you very much Rashmi for the valuable approach. Can you please clarify what is soft BCD / BCDPlus....
I do have EJB experience. May I know how many weeks of dedicated prep needed for this exam?
Thanks again.
 
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Usually the average prep time is 2-4 months.
These are commercial mock exam simulators that help you practice mock exams.
http://www.softlearn-systems.com/softSCBCD.htm
http://www.enthuware.com/ejbplus/index.html
You can also get EJBPlus product from enthuware free, if you participate the EJB discussion forum at http://www.jdiscuss.com
Also check the SCBCD links here at Javaranch. http://www.valoxo.ch/jr/SCBCD_Links.html
 
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I have registered in the JD but I couldn't come to know how to request the EJBPlus simulator.
Vish, can you please advise for the same.
Thanks
Nagesh.
 
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