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passed today with 85%

 
Michael Maier
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Hello Ranchers,

it is done! The questions are ok in generel, but be prepared to face one or two not included in any mock exam, book or specifcation (as far as I know). And be cautious when there is a drag&drop task! When you want to review it, the answer is reset (and the GUI seems to be a little tricky, you have to drop very exactly). The majority of the questions are very clearly formulated.

For the preparation I used:

- EJB 3.0 from O'REILLY (good but not good enough, there must be a better one)
- SUN specs (an absolute must)
- uCertiy mock exams (a good tool to start with)
- Enthuware (good, close to real exam, but not to close)
- SUN assessment (a must, brings you back to reality)
- Java beat (ok, but I'm still waiting for the missing 80 questions)

The preparation took me 150 - 180 hours and I started as a rookie.

I hope this summary may help you, thanks a lot for your help and good luck!

Michael
 
Benoît de Chateauvieux
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Congratulations Michael,

Very good score !
Thanks for your feedback.
 
Joe Harry
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Congratulations.

Thanks for sharing your experience!
 
Gaurav Gambhir
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Congartulations
 
Leszek Zajac
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Congratularions.

How much time did you need to prepare for the exam?
 
Christophe Verré
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Congratulations
 
Alim Atar
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Hi Michael,

Many Congratulations and thanks for sharing your experience.

Regards,
Alim
 
pavi
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Congragulations!
 
Vignesh Waran
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Congras Michael.

Did you try EJB in Action? If you have EJB 3.0 e-book from O'REILLY, can you please post the link here?
 
Max Vaha
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Congratulations!
Sorry, but what is "SUN assessment"?
 
Michael Maier
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Originally posted by Vignesh Waran:
Congras Michael.

Did you try EJB in Action? If you have EJB 3.0 e-book from O'REILLY, can you please post the link here?


No, I did not read EJB in Action, sorry.

Michael
 
Michael Maier
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Originally posted by Max Vaha:
Congratulations!
Sorry, but what is "SUN assessment"?


You can find it here

http://www.sun.com/training/certification/assessment/index.jsp

Michael
 
Max Vaha
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Thanks.
You said about GUI "Drag and Drop" questions. How many DND questions are in exam? I remember, that PC worked very slow when I answered this type of questions during SCWCD...
 
Sandeep Singh Kunwar
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Hey Congrats !!
Hope I will be in same list of fame in next 2 months
Let's have some
 
Michael Maier
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Originally posted by Max Vaha:
Thanks.
You said about GUI "Drag and Drop" questions. How many DND questions are in exam? I remember, that PC worked very slow when I answered this type of questions during SCWCD...


I don't know how many DND questions are in the exam, but if you have to use one of these 10 year old ms mice with two buttons and for every cm you move it, the cursor makes two pixels, every DND is one too much. The performance of the PC seems to be ok.

Michael
 
Alim Atar
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Originally posted by Alim Atar:
Hi Michael,

Many Congratulations and thanks for sharing your experience.

Do you have any previous experience in EJB?


Regards,
Alim
 
Michael Maier
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Hi Alim,

I have an 8 year experience in programming and designing server-side applications in c++, so I have an understanding of the basic ideas behind ejb 3 (transaction, securtiy, a/synchronous components, persistance,...). But I had no knowledge of suns j2ee, jee5 or ejb 3.0 in particular.

Michael
 
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Congratulations!

It's a tough exam, and that's a very solid score. Now it's all career advancement for you!

-Cameron McKenzie
 
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