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SCBCD Preparation, Books Help Needed

 
Dinesh Sundrani
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Hello Ranchers,

I just cleared my SCWCD yesterday (on 28th Aug) and want to move on to the next SCBCD. I had few concers regarding the same.

1. Which is the best book to prepare for SCBCD?
2. Currently we are having SCBCD 1.3 is there any possibility of SCBCD 1.4 to be up in the certification market?
3. I need to prepare and give the exam in 1 month's time and I have some experience in Session Beans, MDB's and few other minor topics, It is possible to get done with the SCBCD exam in one month with a good score?

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Dinesh Sundrani
 
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1. HFEJB is highly praised. Reading the free Mastering EJB may help too.
2. Not soon I think. Maybe a beta this year, but passing 1.3 is still valuable I think.
3. It depends on you and how much time you spend every day. Some ranchers pass pretty quickly. You can do it
 
Valentin Crettaz
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1. Which is the best book to prepare for SCBCD?

http://www.coderanch.com/t/162114/java-EJB-SCBCD/certification/Seema-Valentin

2. Currently we are having SCBCD 1.3 is there any possibility of SCBCD 1.4 to be up in the certification market?

I don't think it's planned anytime soon.

3. I need to prepare and give the exam in 1 month's time and I have some experience in Session Beans, MDB's and few other minor topics, It is possible to get done with the SCBCD exam in one month with a good score?

Difficult to say, as it depends on how much time you'll be able to devote to your learning process. Is it one hour per day? Two? Six? Full-time?
 
Dinesh Sundrani
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Thanks Satou and Valentin for Quick Replies.

I will continue the HF Series only, So will go to the stores and buy HFEJB today itself.

Also I will be preparing for max of 1 hr daily, since I spent most of the day t work and feel tired after getting home with hardly any energy left. Is it still possible to clear with good percentage in 1 month?

Regards,
Dinesh S
 
Valentin Crettaz
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one hour per day during one month yields approximately 25-30 hours depending on the month and on the energy you have left during the week-end. This means you have ~3 hours per objective which I think is way too low for expecting any good and durable result at the exam... My 2 cents... Why does it have to be only one month...
 
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hey sure you can clear(with good score) the exam within a month if you are experienced.

well to say my part i took 32 days.
only thing in ejb 2 is THEORY THEORY YES IT HURTS..
but you will love it.
"you can go for it as soon as you can" is my suggestion.

hope it makes you clear.
[ August 29, 2006: Message edited by: cheenu Dev ]
 
Dinesh Sundrani
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Hi Valentin,

Yes, Even I thing as per the calculations it's very difficuit to do it in 1 month. But I already have some amount of experience with EJB's and as Cheenu said, If it's a theoritical paper then I can sure just make it.

I would be on an onsite assignment after 1 month, so I thought of giving it before hand.

Thanks & Regards,
Dinesh Sundrani
 
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