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SCBCD 5.0 Beta Exam Feed Back

 
Sivaram Athmakuri
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Dear Friends

I have appeared for the SCBCD Beta exam on 15th Dec

Initially there were few survey questions (around 11)

Exam related :

There are 180 questions.

Please concentrate on

Persistence, Entity Beans, Query Language,Transactions (50% of Questions)
Session bean (15%)
Message driven Bean (15%)
Security (6%)
Others(14%)

Please have good understanding on basic concepts. Concentrate more on Entity Beans/Peristance, Query Language and Transactions

We need to have lot of Patience to sit for long time for answering 180 Questions.

Thanks to SUN for giving me this opportunity to write beta and

Thanks to java ranch to providing me platform to share the experience

Wish you all the Best
 
Jianfeng Qian
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Thanks for sharing the information!
I have a simple question:
Does any question base on entity bean 2.1 or session bean 2.1?
Since EJB 3.0 still have to support EJB2.1.
 
amit taneja
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hi

are questions similar kind that come in scbcd1.3
like the objectives of transaction, exception and security are same ..
so can we refer the questions banks and mock exam for scbcd 1.3 for some similar objectives and upgrade with updation ?
in short ..are the question are similar kind that come in scbcd 1.3 ?

and are the questions are directly focus on the objectives the sun give here
http://www.sun.com/training/certification/java/beta_objectives_scbcd.html

kindly give your feed back and email me regarding the questions and give hints .. it will be great help in my preparation

please tell us, are all question are v.much focus to the detail objective (the link i post above) so that we can prepair according to the objectvies specifically as we have less time,
and kindly tell and give eg. the kind of eg.

CAN WE DO EXERSISE TO SOME OLD QUESTION, OF SCBCD 1.3, WHICH SHARE SIMILAR OBJECTIVES, OBVIOUSLY WE WILL DO ACCORDING TO EJB 3.0 (KEEPING IN MIND)
 
Sivaram Athmakuri
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There are not more than 5 questions on EJB 2.1 and EJB 3.0 compatability.
Questions are like we have one EJB 3 and to make it run to EJB 2.1 what need to be done.
 
Sivaram Athmakuri
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Amit

Please don't waste your time on preparing for SCBCD ( mock exams) available. They cover 2.1.

To be frank EJB 3 has major changes in Entity Bean.

So please read more on Persistence, Entity Manager, Query Language, Transactions.

Regards
 
Ashish Garg
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Thanks Sivaram for your inputs, it helped a lot to plan different action items.
Since I haven�t appeared for any beta exam just curious to know does the questions in beta exams also contains the suggestion that out of 4 option 2 are correct, since this is the case in the regular exam and I find it helpful in many cases to narrowing down the options. Please let me know.

-Ashish Garg
 
Nicholas Cheung
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Since I haven�t appeared for any beta exam just curious to know does the questions in beta exams also contains the suggestion that out of 4 option 2 are correct, since this is the case in the regular exam and I find it helpful in many cases to narrowing down the options. Please let me know.

You can expect the exact number of answers are specified.

Nick
 
Sivaram Athmakuri
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Hi Ashish

The questions clearly specifies please choose 2 or choose 3 like that for multiple answer questions

There are also 2 questions where you need to drag and drop the answers from choices


I prepared

Mastering EJB
EJB 3.0 Orielly
SCBCD Guide from Boots

I personally felt

Entity beans are good in Orielly
Session & Message Beans in Mastering EJB
Last minute revision from Boots

I got bit tired sitting 5 hours.

To be frank exam questions are not very very tough. But you need to have strong foundation on Basics and patience to sit and judge.

Regards
Sivaram
 
Nicholas Cheung
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Sivaram,

There are also 2 questions where you need to drag and drop the answers from choices


Only 2 DND questions out of 180 questions?! I expect more actually.

Nick
 
Luiz Reginaldo Curado
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Hi, Sivaram!

Just one more question:

- Did you found any question about xml tags in orm.xml file?

- Did you found any question about xml tags in persistence.xml file?

- Did you found any question about xml tags in ejb-jar.xml file?

Regards,

Luiz Reginaldo
 
Sivaram Athmakuri
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Please understand what are the contents of
persistence.xml
orm.xml

U need not know the exact syntax but need to know what is the use of them and what are purpose of tags.

also read the mappings and over ridings
 
Ashish Garg
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Thanks Nic and Sivaram for the details.
 
Luiz Reginaldo Curado
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Thanks for your hints!

I will take my test today... After that, I also will post my observations to the ranchers.

Good luck for all you beta ranchers!
 
Luiz Reginaldo Curado
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Hi all!

I took the test and posted my impressions in another topic:

http://www.coderanch.com/t/162480/java-EJB-SCBCD/certification/time-appeared-SCBCD-Beta

Regards,

Luiz Reginaldo
 
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