hi :-) yesterday I've taken the exam: - a lot of ambiguous questions about responsibilities of Bean Provider, Application Assembler, Deployer, etc.. - Only two simple questions on JQL: the first: drag&drop, an update query, the second: query with aggregation operators. - Only two question about xml elements - Three questions about entity relationship: ManyToMany, OneToMay - One question about persistent context propagation - 4-5 questions about transaction propagations - Questions about invocation sequence of interceptors on a hierarchy, entity listeners on a hierarchy - 3 questions about MDB: about Topic destination, about transaction - 4-5 question about allowed operations
I've studied for a month on MK Guide (thanks!!!), OReally EJB book (the best), and on Apress JPA. MK guide follow precisely the certification program but for its nature it is based on each point with the related explanation without a description of the argument, the problem or the reasons, so for me you have to read the guide with the OReally book near for all the arguments and with the Apress for entity beans. without mock questions is very hard to study, but a lot of old mock questions (about the old SCBCD) about transaction, about lifecycle, are very useful!
SCJP5<br />SCBCD5<br />SCEA5<br /> <br />---------<br />Bill Shannon: "Everything is a compromise. That's what you learn. We're always trading off content and date and resources. Nothing we do is ever perfect, because if it was perfect, it would be late, and being late would make it not perfect."