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Finally pass SCBCD 81%

 
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Thanks a lot for all the support from JavaRanch website and this Forum ~!!!

also, thank you for the great study guide prepared by Mikalai Zaikin which is very helpful ~ !!!

I pass SCBCD with 81% with 2 1/2 weeks of study.

1) Spent 4 days quick reading and testing the code using Maning EJB 3 in Action
After that, immediately try out Enthuware Test and the result is a Failed Badly with 40%, main reason is because the book is not enough for exam and I didn't really memorize the knowledge from the book.
Although I said the book is not enough for exam but I still recommend it because it is good for newbie and quick start, to get the overall feel of what EJB have and what EJB is and what EJB can do.

2) Start Mikalai Zaikin Study Guide with Sun Spec, spend 10 days on these,
The study chapter flow that I use are as follow:
Transaction -> Security -> Exception -> start from the begining till complete JPA
I refer to EJB Core Spec chapters as follow:
2, 3, 4, 5, 12, 14, 18, 20, 21, 22


3) After study all the abovementioned items, I complete all the Enthuware Tests with the following marks 61, 66, 63, 87, 61.


The exam really reflect lower marks on those area that I feel confuse on,
Objective 2 : General EJB 3.0 Enterprise Bean Knowledge
and area of JPA

so I suggest one should get a specific book on Persistence , as others recommended (although I didn't go through that book), Pro EJB 3: Java Persistence API.

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Since web service (SCDJWS) is not important for me at this moment and SCEA is not the time for me to obtain, my next plan is to pause on sun cert, FOCUS on Struts,Spring and Hibernate.

 
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congrats

avi sinha
 
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Congrats!
 
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Congratulations !

Glad to know my SCBCD notes helped.

regards,
MZ
 
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Congratulations!!!
 
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Congratulations, Lee! Well done!

And Chanura, welcome to JavaRanch!
 
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Congrats:D
 
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Congrats and keep up the good work
 
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Congratulations

 
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