I've just passed the exam this morning. I answered 8 questions wrong.
Almost 50% of the questions were about JPA. Just 1 Drag&Drop question (I'm lucky because this type of question can't be reviewed!) 4 questions about Security (I failed 3: for me it was a difficult part of the exam).
I studied 1 year (only during free-time, at work). I used: - O'Reilly EJB3: Very good introduction to EJB3 - EJB3 Specs: my only reference - Enthuware Mock exam: Very good and close to the real exam
Many thanks to all of you: This javaranch forum was my best help !
Congrats once again but i guess you should have posted your result in the results forum.Please understand that JavaRanch has a seperate forum for results and this forum is exclusivly for the doubts and information regarding SCBCD Hope you understand Anyways Enjoy your success. Regards Jitendra
Thanks for your messages. I didn't used "EJB in Action" because I needed only one book to read as introduction (and I choose O'Reilly because I know this editor and I have confidence). Then I used the specs directly as they are the reference and are really clear, well written and easy to understand. I think other books or notes (like Mikalai Zaikin) are just recompilations of the specs. I think they can be helpful but personally, when I understand the main line, I prefer study the details with the specs.
I work with EJB in my job and I wrote little examples (1 EJB + 1 Interface + 1 Client) to verify some points (exceptions, BMT MDB without commit, etc...)
Even i am preparing for the exam.Actually how was the exam level was it really tough or easy.And i downloaded all three spec.is it necessary to read all or just the core and persistence alone is sufficient.
Thanks in Advance SCJP. SCWCD SCBCD(preparing for it).
And for me, as I prepared it for one year, the exam was quite easy. I recommend the use of an exam simulator. It was really helpful and helped me acquire confidence: I went to the exam without stress. I used Enthuware's one.