I think they have covered session bean life cycle: see page no:185..
I am also preparing for BCD using HFEJB. I have used HFSJ for WCD and infact I don't look into objectives and Head First Series will take (
, I hope so..) and for exam we don't need anything else, though can refer to specifications is sufficient..
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