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Taken scbcd 5.0

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Hi Friends,
Just now I have completed my scbcd 5.0 exam. It's tough!
Along with other beta exam taker's suggestion, also read the following topics thoroughly:

1. Application managed transaction
2. Security
3. Persistence provider's responsibility.

I don't think any book is sufficient to answer all the question until and unless you read the specification. So try to go through the spec as much as possible.

Be cool through out the entire 5 hour duration. You will get enough time. If some question takes time, don't be nervous, you will get quetions which will take less than 20 seconds.

I am going to a vacation. So I won't be able to reply your queries.

Wish you all the best. Happy New Year.
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Oh, thanks for the info. Btw, I am taking it up on coming 1st Jan!, as I didnt get slot on other days (dont know whether its good or bad to start a new year with an exam!) :-)

I was preparing for scbcd 1.3. Then, dropped that idea and opted this scbcd 5.0 beta. I have studied only the spec alone and nothing else.

Let me try the luck..
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I took my exam today. It was ok.
Even i had reffered to specs and no other books except for MDBs, I reffered Mastering EJB for MDBs. Last two days i went thru MZ notes also which helped me a lot to recollect so many points during exams.

1) Around 20 to 22 questions on MDBs (given a scenario which is best suited Queue or Topic)

2) 20 to 30 on session beans (atleast 10 tricky ones for Eg : a stateless session bean with BMT invoking stateful session bean with BMT and transaction in one of the method getting rolled back.. Some combinations like this)

3) 4 or 5 on interoperability -- all straight forward ones.
Atleast 10 on interceptors, order of invocation , JNDI env related questions (how to get ref to resources when Session context is injected and when looking up thru initial context)

4) Many questions on transactions (can not exactly remenber the number )

5) Atleast 5 to 6 questions on Persistence units (EAR file having multiple persistance Units) .. this is where i was stuck :-(

Well this is all i could remember as of now.

Wishing Every one happy new year and all the best to those who are yet to take the exam.

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