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Done with SCBCD

 
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I have been a regular visitor to these forums on javaranch and the pointers
and information available here has been extremely helpful. I have been able to complete SCJP5(91),SCWCD(85) and SCBCD5(83) in 4 months.

For SCBCD5 I would recommend -
1. Javabeans book from Oreilly
2. MZ's StudyGuide (With the actual specs on your lap)

EJB 3 In Action is an excellent book but does poorly from a certification perspective.

I have created some notes which should be helpful for a quick last min review.(These are straight from the specs)
http://www.geocities.com/rkbalgi/bcd5_notes.txt

Thanks.
 
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Congrats!

Great achievement in 4 months!
 
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Raghavendra,
Congratulations

Thank you for the notes. I've added them to the SCBCD Links.

Can you tell us what you feel was lacking in EJB In Action compared to OReilly's ? (I own EJB In Action)
 
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I loved EJB in Action. Having no experience in EJB, within days of reading I was able to write some complex session beans from a scratch.

Off the top of my mind I believe it lacked specifics of certain exceptions that are returned from container to the client, or what exception is thrown during some of the operations with entity-manager etc, some details
about JPQL (how logical operators or aggregate functions work with null values etc). It does great job of explaining EJB to a newbie but for finer details that the SCBCD probes a person on, one would need to grab
a copy of Oreilly's. If you dont mind perusing through some hundreds of pages in the spec, there is no need of any book whatsoever. Use MZ's Guide as an index and flip the pages from the spec and you should be good.
 
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Thank you
 
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Goshhhh

so useful notes =DDD

thanks a lot !!
 
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well done and thanks for the notes
 
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Originally posted by Raghavendra Balgi:
I have been a regular visitor to these forums on javaranch and the pointers
and information available here has been extremely helpful. I have been able to complete SCJP5(91),SCWCD(85) and SCBCD5(83) in 4 months.

For SCBCD5 I would recommend -
1. Javabeans book from Oreilly
2. MZ's StudyGuide (With the actual specs on your lap)


Thanks.



Well done !!!

Great score !
 
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Hi,
I'm getting this problem while running my simple client.
javax.naming.NoInitialContextException: Need to specify class name in environment or system property, or as an applet parameter, or in an application resource file: java.naming.factory.initial
Can any body came across this problem, if yes , please help me in this.

 
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