And here are the steps I did to get here...
(sorry for possible errors, iam not english native.. )
1) I had about a half of year of working expirience with EJB 3.0. Read Sun JEE Tutorial initially.
2) Than, at the beginning of certification preparation, I missed the books like EJB in action and such. Instead of I read M Zalkin book (must admit - wonderful book! And perfectly aligned to the real exam scope). Read it once, and spend some time to partially read one more time (immideately after that) to keep the difficult things in memory.
3) Last morning, in the day of examination, I read the SCBCD last minute notes (http://faq.javaranch.com/content/bcd5_notes.txt) and it was quite helpful.
Yes, and also I passed several trial exams of Whizlabs and uCertify.
SCJP 5 - 80%, SCBCD 5 - 90%.
posted 9 years ago
Yes, and i forgot a bit..If someone interesting in my expirience here..
First, check the things which you can suspect of incorrectness (in mocks, in articles etc) against the EJB official spec. Which is referred commonly as "EJB Core".
Next, yes, work on that at least 4-5 days in week, each time not less then 3-4 hours. For me it took like 3 weeks or so.
Last, just believe that its quite possible to get high score
Thank you, thank everyone
For now, will temporarily hold the certification on, and get deep into patters/architectural stuff.
And also into mainstream technologies like Spring and Hibrenate.
Well, and some web 2.0 things. like Flex, ExtJS etc..