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Passing Score: 59% Your Score: 90% Test Status: Pass

 
Chaminda Amarasinghe
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Hi All,

Im happy to say that I passed SCBCD 5.0 with 90% few minutes ago. I will do a writeup about how I prepared for the exam later later.

Thanks to Java Ranch and Ranchers .

Cham
[ December 09, 2008: Message edited by: Chaminda Amarasinghe ]
 
Aum Tao
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Congratulations!!!
 
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hey Chaminda...
Very Good Score...Congratulations...

 
Jait Thomas
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Congrats!!Good Score!!
 
Fu Dong Jia
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Congratulations!
 
Ralph Jaus
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Well done, Chaminda Congratulations! That's a good score.
 
Niranjan Basnayake
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Congratulations Friend !!!
 
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Congrats!
 
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Congrats! Well Done...
 
Chaminda Amarasinghe
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Hi All,

First thanks to all who wished me earlier

Here is my story in short

I started mission for the exam around 3 months ago with Ejb in action and Oralie book.

Preparation:
EJB3 in action is a very good book, easy to understand especially to beginners like me. I highly recommend it specially if you are a novice to ejb3.

However, After I faced to the 1st mock exam, I realized that, in oder to archive a good score, these books are not enough due to both are not exam oriented. With the grabbed knowledge from books I read the both ejb core and jpa specs. Sometimes It was boring, Sometimes was more interesting than books.


Simulators:
I used enthuwares product. Even I read the specs that was very helpful to understand the type of question in real exam.

I passed barely in 1st test (60%), which was faced before read the spec. In 2nd, 3rd, and 4th I was able to score 70, 78 and 88, respectively. I took the last exam in last sunday but I scored only 66. That was very hard and it made me to think of rescheduling the exam. But no luck, Exam center said no.


Exam:
Real exam was not too hard as I expected. In the survey before to the real exam, I marked all as novice, I don't know is that the reason to get such easy exam. There was some similar questions found in enthuware. Exam was a very balanced one than enths test and no doubtful(unclear) qustions, I think there was around 5 to 8 question in each objectives. Questions was not too lengthly and was in easy english to me even I'm not an native Englishman . Given time is more than enough. I had a around 30 minutes to review but didn't.

My recommended method for beginners
1. Read EJB3 action roughly
2. Get just the fundamental idea behind technology, like what is an session bean, MDB
3. Do the first test of an simulator (I recommend enthus) and get to know the style of questions.
4. Read the specs
5. Do(code) tests as much as possible
6. and then do other exams
7. Reread the spec reference pointed in enthus explanation section

Even You are not a beginner or if you don't refer the spec, I strongly recommend spec for Overview (Responsibilities of Roles), Transactions, and Exceptions.

I think thats all about the exam.

I really appreciates the help of all ranchers. Thank you for your grate support.
[ December 10, 2008: Message edited by: Christophe Verre ]
 
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Chaminda,

Congratulations!

Best regards,
Reza
 
Amandeep Singh
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Congrats Chaminda, when you say, you read specs-

1) did you meant, you read the whole specifications ?

2) Did you read the Mikalai Zaikin Note's?

I think it is better to read his notes then to study the whole specifications.


3) the orielly book you read, is it Enterprise JavaBeans?

4) how many times you read the ejb 3 in action, specs ?

5) did you practice your simulator exams repeatedly or only 1 time?

6) out of your 3 months preparation, how many hours you read daily?
 
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Hi Chaminda,

thanks for sharing your experiences with us. That helps much. There are some other points I wonder about the exam:

1. Are the questions concerning the deployment descriptor hard ? For example it might be difficult to know wether

<resource-ref>
<res-ref-name>

or

<resource-ref>
<resource-ref-name>

is the correct form.

2. Had there been questions about xml-elements for object relational mapping or does it suffice to know the annotations ?

3. Does one need to know details about SqlResultSetMapping in native queries ?

4. Are there tricks as they use to occur in SCJP, like

"protected class" instead of "public class"
using a block variable in another block
etc.

It would be great if you could give some hints.

Thanks
Ralph
[ December 10, 2008: Message edited by: Ralph Jaus ]
 
Chaminda Amarasinghe
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Thanks Reza Rahman

Amandeep Singh, Thanks.
Amandeep Singh
Congrats Chaminda, when you say, you read specs-

1) did you meant, you read the whole specifications ?

No. In core spec, Didnt read Interoperability (Ch8 to ch11)

2) Did you read the Mikalai Zaikin Note's?

I think it is better to read his notes then to study the whole specifications.

No I didn't.

3) the orielly book you read, is it Enterprise JavaBeans?

Yes It is

4) how many times you read the ejb 3 in action, specs ?

Only one time.. But I refered continuously to clear doubts

5) did you practice your simulator exams repeatedly or only 1 time?

Yes. As a test only one time. But After that I redid all test qustions, question by question without considering as a test. That means, Start 2 etsviwers. One used as a question viewer and other as an answer and enthu's explanation viewer.

Open a question in question viewer and answer by my self. Then compare with enthus answer and explanation.

6) out of your 3 months preparation, how many hours you read daily?

It depends on the day. In week days its almost 0 or 1. But I spent 5-8 hrs in FREE weekends( Sometimes I had to work in weekends as well ).



Hi Ralph, Thank you very much again. Your (+ others like Christophe) help is behind this win.

Hi Chaminda,

thanks for sharing your experiences with us. That helps much. There are some other points I wonder about the exam:


1. Are the questions concerning the deployment descriptor hard ? For example it might be difficult to know wether

<resource-ref>
<res-ref-name>

or

<resource-ref>
<resource-ref-name>

is the correct form.



No. Not that much, I think for me there was 2 or 3 questions about dd. All were to select the correct tag but not the correct order. like which "tag will be used to define a role," .


2. Had there been questions about xml-elements for object relational mapping or does it suffice to know the annotations ?

For me, there was not.


3. Does one need to know details about SqlResultSetMapping in native queries ?

I think, Exam was not that much tough. If we touch simple things thoroughly, instead of whole spec, we can reach 100% easily

4. Are there tricks as they use to occur in SCJP, like

"protected class" instead of "public class"
using a block variable in another block
etc.



No, exam was not that much tricky also

One question was about the select the correct syntax for entity class. But was not difficult. to answer that we only wanted to know, entity cant be private, instances should not be public, and should have a public no arg constructor.



It would be great if you could give some hints.

Thanks
Ralph


Really happy to help. Dont worry you can reach 100% easily.

This is to all, Forgot to mention early, I think around 50 to 70% of questions were directly from examples or bullet points of spec.
[ December 10, 2008: Message edited by: Chaminda Amarasinghe ]
 
Pradeep Mudaliar
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Hey Chaminda,
Congrats on your score and thanks for the tips. I am just starting off and sure they would help.
 
Arun Kumar Gupta
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hi Chaminda ,
congrats and thanks for helpful tips
 
Chaminda Amarasinghe
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Hi Pradeep Mudaliar, Arun Kumar Gupta

Thank you and welcome.




Christophe
Seems you have edited my thread. Ok. Np.
Hmm may be because of so-called policy.
 
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Seems you have edited my thread. Ok. Np. Hmm may be because of so-called policy.

Thank you for your understanding. If you feel anything wrong, don't hesitate to ask in this forum.
 
Chaminda Amarasinghe
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No problem at all.
 
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Congrates. Chaminda Amarasinghe.
 
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congrats.friend
 
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congrats!!
 
Chaminda Amarasinghe
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Thanks to all
 
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Congrats

Hope you are from Sri Lanka
 
Jait Thomas
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Congrats and Thanks for useful tips.
 
Chaminda Amarasinghe
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Thank you Jait Thomas, Devaka Cooray
 
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Congratulations!!!
 
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Hi Chaminda,

Congratulations!!!




Hope to do the SCBCD as soon as possible.Thanks for your instructions.
 
Christian Lombardo
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AWESOME job! EXCELLENT score! I am getting there soon in July!
 
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congratulation!
 
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