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Passed SCBCD (J2EE 1.3) with 90%  RSS feed

 
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I've passed SCBCD today with 90% in exactly 1 hour. If I had checked my 5-6 marked questions, maybe the result would be a little better, but I was sure I would pass the test.

The test is really not hard - there are no detailed questions from API (method arguments, return types etc.) like in SCJP.

You must *understand* beans' lifecycle (callback methods), transaction mechanism (only 6 transaction attributes) and exceptions (not hard, just
think on which layer it is and if it is remote or local). It is necessary to *learn* by heart not so many methods' definitions from only 5-6
interfaces (be sure to know the difference between local/remote int, user transaction and contexts interfaces), and a few snipets from diployment
descriptor related to security, transactions and references. There are 2 or 3 very simple EJB-QL questions. Just pay special attention if a
question is related to stateless or statefull bean, and CMT or BMT.

I worked with EJB 2.x a few years ago (reading EJB 3rd Edition, O'Reilly), and my reference for the test was the book: Head First SCBCD (O'Reilly). Very good book, but with a few such big mistakes that you can't miss them.
I read it twice.
 
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Congrats. Great score.
 
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Hi,
Congrats for great score.
Thanks for sharing your experience.

Thanks and Regards,
Alim Atar
 
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Congrats!
 
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Congrats.... You have mentioned SCBCD for J2EE 1.3. Is it not outdated? This version is not avalable when I checked Sun site. Only SCBCD5.0, which covers EJB3.0 is available. How did you take up this test? I have some work experience in EJB2.0. If the exam you appeared is still available I can take up that. Otherwise I should start EJB3.0 from scratch
 
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Originally posted by Vignesh Waran:
Congrats.... You have mentioned SCBCD for J2EE 1.3. Is it not outdated?



Hi Vignesh

310-090 do is available for testing.
I registered myself regularly (2 months ago) by an authorized PROMETRIC testing center in my country and that's it.
 
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Oh thats great!!
I asked a prometric centre here in India and their response was that "its getting closed with April 30"
[ April 22, 2008: Message edited by: Vignesh Waran ]
 
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Originally posted by Vignesh Waran:
Oh thats great!!
I asked a prometric centre here in India and their response was that "its getting closed with April 30"

[ April 22, 2008: Message edited by: Vignesh Waran ]



Ooo, that's good. You have just enough time to prepare yourself for the exam
 
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