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Nicholas Cheung
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Paul,

When I took SCBCD using HF EJB, I found that some areas related to EJBQL do not cover by the book.

I found that there are only 10 pages (p228-p238) for the content about EJBQL. I would like to know how detail it covers the objectives.

Nick
 
Paul Sanghera
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Nick:
The chapter on EJB Query Language runs from page 227 through 243. But you're right; the core material is in pages from 228 through 240. As you know, the exam covers only the basics of EJB QL. Like any other topic, I have tried my best to cover the exam objectives related to this topic to enoguh depth to do justic with the exam.
That said, to be concise, is one of the three elements of the mantra I believe in during writing: concise, cohesive, yet comprehensive. I believe I'll be committing a "sin" in taking away more time from a reader than needed in this information age where there is so much information to consume and so little time each of us has.

Cheers.
Paul

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Kay Ra
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I have read both HF and Paul Shangera's book.
I feel both complement each other.
After 2 reads of HF there is only so much that will stick, then I picked up Mannings book, the beauty of this book is that it makes you think, especially topics of life cycle after reading the Manning book It was very easy to remember the lifecycle, it gives you pointers to think through.
Second topic was the environment stuff that was coved in the first chapter, put a lot of things in prspective. There is continuity in this book a very easy read. I feel HF is very good for certification, but after reading the Manning book I feel I could not have passed without it. The other topics I liked was exceptions and transaction. EJBQl was also was good. More over I feel there ia lot of utility after the certification too. One can pick it p write real life applications, the continuitry is there. For eg. in the HF book , I knew the ejbQl was in the DD but where in the DD, how is it linked things like that it was not clear. Could be entirely my error but in my case Paul's book put into perspective.
In summary the focus in Manning's book is to make you think through the logic so a lot less cramming. [ Entirely my perspective]


Kay
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Kay Ra
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Nicholas,
My above reply was meant for your other question on how good the book was , Trying to reply to the other I untentionally seems to have clicked this msg. Anyways I copied this msg and posted it for teh appropriate question.
 
Nicholas Cheung
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Paul,

As you know, the exam covers only the basics of EJB QL.

But I found the exam covers more than the basic. We did require to have a "more detail" understanding in this area.

Nick
 
Nicholas Cheung
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Thanks Kay. Honestly, I believe that making use of both HF EJB together with SCBCD Exam Study Kit would be a great combination, as I found this work for HFS&J with SCWCD Exam Study Kit.

Nick
 
Rudy Harianto
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I see that some of EJBQL area covered in the spec wasn't even mentioned in HFEJB.
i.e. functions like SQRT, LENGTH, etc.
is it covered on the exam?
how about your book Paul?
 
Nicholas Cheung
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is it covered on the exam?

No, those EJBQL SQL-like functions are not required for SCBCD.

Nick
 
Eusebio Floriano
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I agree with Nick,
HFEJB covers every topic of EJB-QL but not deep enough.
And a combination of these two books should be marvelous.
I had the opportunity to use both books respectives for SCWCD.

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Paul Sanghera
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Nick, Kay, Rudy, and Vinicius:
Thank you for the useful discussion. You have answered all the questions among yourself and I agree. Thank you for the nice words about the SCBCD Study Kit and for the feedback.
Cheers.
Paul
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