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Hi ranchers,

Just want to get your feedback if OCMJEA6 is doable without strong foundation of EJB, etc. as the certification path does not indicate any prerequisite certification.

Thank you in advance.

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Yes. You need to understand what EJBs are used for on a high level. You don't need to be able to code an EJB.

The reason there isn't a pre-req cert is that someone can be a Java architect without having first been a Java developer.
 
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You will need deep knowledge of EJB since it is the main point of this certification. You will hardly get an essay that va does not use EJB to resolve some requirements.
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Fernando Franzini wrote:You will need deep knowledge of EJB since it is the main point of this certification. You will hardly get an essay that va does not use EJB to resolve some requirements.
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No EJB is not the main point of the certification. The ability to pick a solution and justify it among several options is more important.
In fact, with EE6 CDI EJB will generally become less used. The essay doesn't ask you use EJB either. The essay just asks you how you addressed non functional requirements in your assignment.
 
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E Armitage wrote:
No EJB is not the main point of the certification. The ability to pick a solution and justify it among several options is more important.
In fact, with EE6 CDI EJB will generally become less used. The essay doesn't ask you use EJB either. The essay just asks you how you addressed non functional requirements in your assignment.


Yeah .. but every essay have requirements for you to use EJB ...
I think impossible someone to get an essay that has requirements that open reasons for not using EJB .... it would make no sense that certification ....EJB is the core of Java enterprise applications...
 
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For those that commented EJB is a big part of this certification, will it make sense to pass the certification "Oracle Certified Expert, Java EE 6 Enterprise JavaBeans Developer" first? Will it be a big advantage then?
 
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Myyron Murray Latorilla wrote:For those that commented EJB is a big part of this certification, will it make sense to pass the certification "Oracle Certified Expert, Java EE 6 Enterprise JavaBeans Developer" first? Will it be a big advantage then?

You do not need to be EJB certified to pass in essay ... you need to know to use EJB well.
 
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Fernando Franzini wrote:...you need to know to use EJB well.

Certification makes the realization of one knowing well a technology. I guess I'll go into this route based on my past experience for OCPJP6. Thanks.
 
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E Armitage wrote:
No EJB is not the main point of the certification. The ability to pick a solution and justify it among several options is more important.
In fact, with EE6 CDI EJB will generally become less used. The essay doesn't ask you use EJB either. The essay just asks you how you addressed non functional requirements in your assignment.

I've been using EJB for 5 years now, thanks for citing CDI and actually hearing a lot about this. Will definitely check.
 
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Myyron Murray Latorilla wrote:For those that commented EJB is a big part of this certification, will it make sense to pass the certification "Oracle Certified Expert, Java EE 6 Enterprise JavaBeans Developer" first? Will it be a big advantage then?


I got 91% in the assignment without having written the EJB cert first so I don't think it's a big advantage. Whether you should do it first or not really depends on your career path and how much time you have. The architect exam does not require you to be an expert EJB developer. Just an expert at knowing when to prefer (or not prefer) EJBs and why. The main point of the exam is to see if you are able to document and justify a solution/pattern/technology choice.
 
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