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Cleared SCBCD 96%

 
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I just wanna thank you guys at codeRanch and especially MZ. His guide helped me a lot, especially for last minute "system-check". If you dont have the time to go through 2-3 books, MZ's guide should be enough to get you there. It took me a month altogether (married, have a fulltime job, luckily mostly java-oriented, some JPA background), very sporadic (1 day three-four hours, then 2 days nothing...). it is possible to do it in 2 weeks maybe even shorter period, but i wouldnt recommend it. rather take your time, let all the pieces fall together. this enables you to instinctively find the correct answer, even if you didnt try that exact scenario in question, or cant recall it from the book.

I also wrote around 50 mini examples just to feel the syntax and get some practice (i should have done more), also clearing some doubts about what happens in certain strange situations, which exception gets thrown and so... If i could name most important thing it would be this. practice.
Without actually practicing you can pass an exam, sure, but its not the same. there is a difference between knowing the path and walking the path:) You dont want to be a SCBCD certified fellow, who cant get anything done, it can get counter-productive. Title is meaningless if you cant bring that extra special to the table.

All said and done it was easier then I thought:) in comparison to SCJP i would say its much easier. No need to worry about "code does not compile" or counting brackets and stuff like that. SCBCD exam questions also explicitly state number of correct answers. i cant say for sure, but as much as i remember SCJP exam didnt have this "feature", which made it a bit more difficult. i could be wrong about this though, it's quite some time since i've taken SCJP.

cheers!

 
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congrats Mario! and welcome to the ranch!!!
 
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Congratulations!!!
 
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Congratulations!
 
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Congrats!

Do you mean, SCBCD exam is easier that SCJP? I'm going to do it in coming months. But, I don't have prior experience as you have, other than doing small projects with J2SE, since I'm a Undergraduate!

What is your advise?
 
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Congrats
 
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Congrats!
 
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Congratulations !
 
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thanks everyone:)

@Abimaran: yes in my opinion SCBCD is easier. why? because you dont have to act as an human compiler like you have to in SCJP. i didnt have any experience in EJB, besides JPA. funny both of my wrong answers came from JPQL:) take your time, study hard and it should be like a walk in the park for you:) best advice i can give is practice. no need for big projects. just code, code, code.

if you need more help i think i can send you some of my examples, but its not the execution of example, its the coding that will allow you to learn faster:)
 
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Mario Maric wrote:

@Abimaran: yes in my opinion SCBCD is easier. why? because you dont have to act as an human compiler like you have to in SCJP. i didnt have any experience in EJB, besides JPA. funny both of my wrong answers came from JPQL:) take your time, study hard and it should be like a walk in the park for you:) best advice i can give is practice. no need for big projects. just code, code, code.

if you need more help i think i can send you some of my examples, but its not the execution of example, its the coding that will allow you to learn faster:)


Just want to know, nothing else!

Thanks, this is great! I'll ask, when I need a help.

Thanks again!
 
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Congrats
 
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congratulations!

er...Can you tell me the total quesions , you have done it in exam?
 
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Congrats and keep up the good work
 
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Congratulations.
 
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