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Passed SCBCD today with 85%

 
Johan Pelgrim
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Hi there Java ranchers,

Today, on the day my voucher expired, I passed the SCBCD exam with 85%. Got two young kids (1 and 3 years old) so postponed the exam, until I could no longer ;-)

What did I do...
  • I've got a couple of years project experience with EJB 2.x and EJB 3.0. That helped me get the basics right
  • Read O'Reilly's Enterprise Javabeans 3.0 (5th ed.) front to back (Love O'Reilly books). Emphasis on 'read'. I didn't do too much practical stuff like trying out the code examples or do the exercises in the JBoss workbook.
  • Started out about two weeks ago with Whizlabs exam simulator, but their English phrasing and wording of questions and answers was quite confusing (read: Plain incorrect English). They're a UK company but they must have put a non-native English speaker on the SCBCD exam questions and answers.
  • Ordered the Enthuware SCBCD v5 exam simulator one week ago and did a daily mock- or practice exam. I was very please with Enthuware's simulator. Only yesterday found out about the Leitner study method (Spaced_repetition), but if you're sill up for the exam I suggest you try it out. I took the time to write down the explanations of the answers I got wrong and compiled me a list of notes of around 20 pages
  • Apart from reading Enthuware's explanations I also looked up stuff on answers I got wrong in the specifcations and Mikalai Zaikin's SCBCD 5.0 Study Guide. (Where did he find the time to compile such an extensive document full of wisdom?)


  • That's about it...

    Good luck, if you're reading this and still up for the exam!

    Cheers,
     
    Rafal Wasielewski
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    Congratulations
     
    Mikalai Zaikin
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    Well done, Johan ! You're the best !
     
    Seetharaman Venkatasamy
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    Congratulations !
     
    Roberto Perillo
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    Congrats, champ!
     
    Paul Anilprem
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    Congratulations!!!
    Glad to know our tool helped.
     
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