Is there any news about Head First if there is book EJB 3.1 for certification 1Z0-895 (Java EE 6 Enterprise JavaBeans Developer Certified Expert Exam). really its hard to study. I am using 3 books and its confusing and hard to be done.
I am using the following:
2- EJB 3.1 Specification.
3- OCP JavaEE 6 EJB Developer Study Notes by Ivan A Krizsan.
Paul Anilprem wrote:The best material to study for this exam is the EJB 3.1 specification. Once you go through it, you may try mock exams.
When I was beginning with EJB, I found the EJB specs a bit tough to understand the basics. So I started with a beginner EJB book like the O'Reilly and the Pro EJB. Later when I read the specs, they were much better and easier to understand.
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Thanks for your answers. now I should give up waiting of Head First not keep on my materials. keep with Oreilly.Enterprise.JavaBeans.3.1.6th.Edition which internally refer to EJB 3.1 Specification in some sections, and finally I will study the mock exams. If its not enough kindly let me know..
I figure you are quite new to programming with the EJB model going by your statement "really its hard to study. I am using 3 books and its confusing and hard to be done". What you were looking for i guess is some material to jump-start you, possibly quickly 'get your feet wet' with real and complete working code that you can easily copy, compile and execute without going round circles reading heavy paragraphs that 'seem to complicate' even the most trivial of principles. Richard M. Reese has a good book for new-comers like i was myself. It's called "EJB 3.1 Cookbook" published by packt. It quickly gets you into coding using only minimal working code. It also ties you straight to Glassfish+Netbeans (in my view a very bold move to keep things simple and straight forward). Some books opt to be neutral on this hoping to embrace developers from all brands of app servers. The price they pay is that total beginners find it next-to-impossible to understand stuff they cannot easily code and execute. There is nothing that boosts confidence and enforces knowledge than minimal, simple, yet complete working code in the context on an appserver, early in the book's chapters (especially chapter 1!) for a total new-comer to the EJB model. Thereafter progress to the Rubinger book, Frits/Ivan notes, EJB spec & Enthuware mocks become steadily easy. By the way this is purely my opinion Rami.
I wrote the exam this morning and right now just waiting for certview to post my results. They say it takes 30 min but i have been waiting for quite a while now. I shall post results in the right forum as soon as they become available.
In EJB 3.1, should we skip part III (chapter 9-14) : EJB and Persistence? Should we skip chapter 20-21,EJB 3.1 and Web Service Standard and Web Service?
I don't think persistence is in the exam objective.
In EJB 3.1 Cookbook, should we skip chapter 4 and 5, EJB Persistence and Querying Entity using JPQL and Criteria API?
Yes, you can skip all the chapters covering persistence (JPA) and Web services. Please also note that those books are giving you a good idea what EJB 3.1 is about, but they are not targeting the exam. You need to read other resources to prepare yourself well.
Frits is right. Skip all sections discussing persistence and web-services in those books. After those books your certification bid is just starting. Frits' and/or Ivan's notes are a good starting point for the exam. Ask Frits on how to get his notes. He is here. Repeatedly you will discover them referring to sections of the ejb 3.1 specification document. Download this spec from https://jcp.org/aboutJava/communityprocess/final/jsr318/ and if you prefer hard copy, print and bind it. This document will become your "holy grail" to certification success. Lastly do a lot of practice tests from the enthuware exam simulator. You can purchase this from www.enthuware.com. It's both cheaper and smarter than all its competitors. There could be other cost-effective routes towards certification success but i.m.o. this is the most preferred.
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