Win a copy of Fixing your Scrum this week in the Agile forum!
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
programming forums Java Mobile Certification Databases Caching Books Engineering Micro Controllers OS Languages Paradigms IDEs Build Tools Frameworks Application Servers Open Source This Site Careers Other Pie Elite all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
Marshals:
  • Campbell Ritchie
  • Ron McLeod
  • Paul Clapham
  • Rob Spoor
  • Liutauras Vilda
Sheriffs:
  • Jeanne Boyarsky
  • Junilu Lacar
  • Tim Cooke
Saloon Keepers:
  • Tim Holloway
  • Piet Souris
  • Stephan van Hulst
  • Tim Moores
  • Carey Brown
Bartenders:
  • Frits Walraven
  • Himai Minh

Passed SCBCD with 98%

 
Ranch Hand
Posts: 50
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I recently passed SCBCD with 98%. I thought I will share my experience with you.

To start with I didn't have much experience in EJBs. I read the "EJB 3 In Action" book once. At the same time I created my own notes. Later on I went through my own notes few times before the exam.

I also did the tutorials from JBoss (http://www.jboss.org/file-access/default/members/jbossejb3/freezone/docs/tutorial/1.0.7/html_single/index.html). I only did specific once after reading each chapter from "EJB 3 In Action".

I also read the Mikalai Zaikin's study notes. Thanks for sharing those notes with us Mikalai.

The most helpful source was the Enthuware exam simulator. It heped me to build my confidence and point out my weak areas. The explanations are excellent and helped me to understand the concepts. So, a big thank to Enthuware When I did the mock exams for the first time i got some where around 55% - 65%. But, after working on my weak areas and doing the exams again after a couple of weeks time, I got around 80% - 90%. Also the exam questions had the same kind of format and difficulty as the real exam.

I also read the simplified EJB 3 specification (ejb-3_0-fr-spec-simplified.pdf).

I thought the Sun online exam was pretty tough (http://au.sun.com/training/certification/assessment/). I did that twice and didn't do that well in both occasions

Last not least, thanks for all of you guys in Java ranch for answering my questions. You have been very helpful as always.

I guess if you understand the concepts the exam should be pretty straight forward. At the start I was not really good with Transactions, Exceptions and Roles. I spent more time on those areas to understand the concepts.

All the best for everyone preparing for this exam.

Cheers,
Tyronne
 
Ranch Hand
Posts: 1376
Eclipse IDE Java
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Congrats
 
Ranch Hand
Posts: 453
Google Web Toolkit Hibernate Java
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
congrats great score!

avi sinha
 
Bartender
Posts: 3716
38
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator

Tyronne Fernando wrote:I recently passed SCBCD with 98%.



Congratulations !!! You're the best !

Glad to know my notes helped.

Best regards,
MZ
 
Enthuware Software Support
Posts: 4571
45
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
That's great score! Congratulations!!! Glad to know that our simulator was helpful.
 
Bartender
Posts: 2292
3
Eclipse IDE Spring Java
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Congrats, champ!
 
Sheriff
Posts: 9686
42
Android Google Web Toolkit Hibernate IntelliJ IDE Spring Java
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Congrats, wonderful score
 
Sheriff
Posts: 6826
1298
IntelliJ IDE jQuery Eclipse IDE Postgres Database Tomcat Server Chrome Google App Engine
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Congratulations Tyronne Fernando,
Excellent score.
BTW, Are you a Sri Lankan ?
 
Author
Posts: 3450
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Congrats and keep up the good work
 
Greenhorn
Posts: 4
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hi Tyronne ,

Congrats for your great success...
I am planing to write SCBCD.
Can you guide me for same .. like how much time it will take to prepare.
Which book to study.
Looking forward for your reply.

Thanks n Regards,
Gargi
 
Tyronne Fernando
Ranch Hand
Posts: 50
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Thanks everyone for all the best wishes.

Devaka, you are correct. I am Sri Lankan.

Gargi, it took me about 3-4 months and I spent 2-3 hours 4-5 times a week. All the other information is in my first post. All the best with the preparation and good luck.
 
Ranch Hand
Posts: 10198
3
Mac PPC Eclipse IDE Ubuntu
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Congrats!
 
Bartender
Posts: 4109
72
Hibernate Fedora Chrome
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Great Score, Congrats
 
Willie Smits can speak 40 languages. This tiny ad can speak only one:
the value of filler advertising in 2021
https://coderanch.com/t/730886/filler-advertising
reply
    Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic