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Passed SCBCD in two weeks prep

 
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Hi ranchers,

It's been a while since I have been browsing some posts anonymously in order to get some pointers with regards to my ceritfication exam preparation. Now I'm so proud I can't help but post my exam results. I just cleared SCBCD 1.3 scoring 88% with a two week exam preparation.

Thanks a many to Javaranch! Definitely shouldn't be missed if you're on to Java certification.

regards,

J Vallejo
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Congrats !
 
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I'm so proud I can't help but post my exam results. I just cleared SCBCD 1.3 scoring 88% with a two week exam preparation.

i think you have prior experience ? congrats !
 
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yes i guess you have some EJB background, right ?
 
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Yes I do have, but it's close to nothing compared to the amount of knowledge I accumulated during my preparation. I personally believe anyone without EJB experience can do it in two weeks!
 
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I don't think anyone get any advantage by finishing fast. If you finish its good. Finally what matters is what you gain out of completing certificate? Is it only certificate or depth of subject as well!!
I don't think you should compare or compete with someone how fast he/she is finishing the exam? It's not healthy attitude..
 
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I understand where you are coming from Rizwan and I can say I do agree specially when you said "Is it only certificate or depth of subject as well"

But the thing is, when I did my SCBCD preparation, I did't set a time frame that I "should" finish my review in two weeks. Everything went natural. It just so happen that after two weeks had lapsed, I already feel prepared. I was confident to pass the exam though I wasn't expecting I was going to get as high as 88%. I have used many resources, simulators, different books.

One attitude that helped me with my prep is that, I do not rely on memorization, EJB has many rules, or probably it's all about rules, and I never memorized each one of them. Instead, I tried to understand why such a rule was imposed. When the explanation finally makes sense to me, it's internalized, and answering the exam questions were simply a matter of common sense.
 
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Congrats J !

I think this is a really great idea:

One attitude that helped me with my prep is that, I do not rely on memorization, EJB has many rules, or probably it's all about rules, and I never memorized each one of them. Instead, I tried to understand why such a rule was imposed. When the explanation finally makes sense to me, it's internalized, and answering the exam questions were simply a matter of common sense



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Hey Vallejo,

Man i am of my type....

People have different objectives...
I never rule out the knowledge gained through experience...

Still certification, at least while you are preparing for the exam, gives a better bigger picture...

and i truly believe in that...and it helps you with real life even if it doesnt take you to 90,s...


Thanks for your post...

Because without any Java experience(other being SCJP) i will be doing the SCWCD very soon withing just less than a month....

But for EJB i will make it 2weeks...

End of the day what matters is the attitude

Cheers
 
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