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SCBCD Exam Study Kit

 
Edmund Yong
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Hi, I would like to know if the book "c" by Paul Sanghera is good. Is it enough to pass SCBCD? It has only 450 pages, which is a lot less bulky than HFEJB.
 
Muhammad Saeed
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IMHO ...
If you have working experience of EJBs Paul's book should
be enough. Otherwise Paul's book is very good additional
resource. It has some valuable stuff (Appendix E) at the end,
its the summary of all the chapters which can be used as quick
prep material or last minute exam cram. Paul's book is more focused
on exam objectives while HF gives more detailed understanding.

Hope it helps.

Regards
[ November 06, 2005: Message edited by: Muhammad Saeed ]
 
Edmund Yong
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If I don't have working experience of EJB, is the book still ok? Or is HFEJB better?
 
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Originally posted by Edmund Yong:
If I don't have working experience of EJB, is the book still ok?

Don't put too much weight on the page count - because of all the illustrations and graphics it could take you the same time to read either of them - on average there is a "lower word count" on a HFEJB page then there is on the SCBCD Study Kit. In general - for a neophyte - HFEJB would be the better choice. I would strongly recommend that you follow all of its references to the EJB 2.0 specifications to become more accustomed with the terminology that is also used in the exam.

Originally posted by Edmund Yong:
Or is HFEJB better?

Again it's all relative. Have you in the past read and "absorbed" knowledge from many academic books, and you like that kind of structured writing style? If yes, then you may find the Head First style too distracting to be effective and the SCBCD Exam Study Kit would be a better choice.
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Edmund Yong
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Thanks guys for the replies. The reason I asked about the number of pages is that I prefer to carry a lighter book around.

If a person does not know EJB at all, is the "SCBCD Exam Study Kit" still a suitable study guide?

For your information, I don't really have preference between the Head First style or the "traditional academic" style.
 
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Judge for yourself. Go to the manning web site, download and read the 2 sample chapters. Go to WickedlySmart Website and browse through PDFs of supplementary material ("Sharpen Your Pencil exercise answers").
Compare reviews on Amazon for the SCBCD Exam Study Kit andHFEJB.
 
Edmund Yong
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Thanks Peer. It looks like HFEJB is an easier read to me.
 
Vinh Hoang
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I've found SCBCD Exam Study Kit by Paul Sanghera as the best choice for the beginners as wells as for the experienced. It's cery oncise still very comprehensive. It explains the jargon very well, and it comes with an exam simulator.
I generally do not like books from Manning, but this is an exception.
 
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