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I will fail 1Z0-896 at the end of this month

 
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Yesterday I made the appointment for the exam at the end of july and I am sure to fail.

My preparation:
- "JavaServer Faces 2.0, The Complete Reference" by Ed Burns and Chris Schalk
- "JSF 2.0 Specification" by Oracle
- "Java Tutorial JEE6" by Oracle
- "JavaServer Faces 2.0, Ein Arbeitsbuch für die Praxis" by Bernd Müller
- "JavaServer Faces 2.0, Grundlagen und erweiterte Konzepte" by Michael Kurz and Martin Marinscheck
- Thanks to Paul for sharing his wiki.

I will be glad to correct my post, perhaps :-)

 
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I hope you won't!

Best of luck !!!
 
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Thank you Frits.

I can't stand it any longer. I want to see the questions by oracle during the exam. So I made the appointment.

I prepared the way I was able to, but there is no way to check my knowledge except the exam.

It is said, that the mock exam by myexamcloud is not really significant and far away from the real exam. Well it is the only mock exam, which is available.

I will tell my result ... :-)

 
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You'll fail with that attitude! Keep one point in the lower abdomen and study meditate.
 
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Hello together,

today I failed the exam with 63%. Here my experiences:

1.) I run out of time. At first , after the first 3 questions, I thought I will pass :-), because they were quite easy, but I was not able to read the last five questions, so i guessed. Sometimes the questions are rather long.

2.) Although I failed, I think it is possible to pass next time. I have made the appointment for the test to come familiar with the questions. I didn't know, what I was expecting

3.) There were at least 10 question concerning ajax with event ="blur" and "onBlur" !

4.) 5 questions dealed with selectMany... (selectManyCheckbox, ...) and how to provide it with selectItem(s).

5.) Estimated 5 question about navigation-rules (simple and hard ones), e.g. mentioning no from-view-id or a list of them seperated by ; and different ifs

6.) Two questions about view param issues

7.) Two questions about f:debug

8.) At least 5 questions with a given scenario where to choose the best scope (including flash and flash.keep)

9.) 5 questions about the lifecycle, e.g which phase will be skipped in a given scenario.

10.) Three questions about converter.

11.) Which is ruling: own validator or standard validator if both are mentioned

12.) How to use  facesContext.getExternalContext() (getUserPrincipal(), isUserInRole(String role),invalidateSession())



So best luck to anyone who will try the exam it in future.

Best regards,

Uwe
 
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Sorry to hear you failed, but good luck on your next attempt!

You deserve a Cow for letting us know and sharing your experiences.
 
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I know EPractice Lab has mock exams for JSF exam. But I don't know why Enthuware does not have mock exams yet.
I will keep my fingers cross for Enthuware's JSF mock exam.
I am sure you won't fail if Enthuware is available.
 
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Thank you very much for the cow, Frits.

And I am sure, that Himai is right. With an Enthuware's JSF mock exam I would never fail. Enthuware stuff is a  guaranty  !!!

I appreciate it.
 
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Hello Frits ,

Is there any plans for Enthware mocks to this exam ?
 
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Not at this moment:

http://enthuware.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=2968&p=16589&hilit=896#p16589
 
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Uwe Lindenberg wrote:Hello together,

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11.) Which is ruling: own validator or standard validator if both are mentioned



Hi, is this question about the precedence of custom validator and standard validator?
So, it means if there is a standard validator as well as a custom validator specified for an input, which one the container should choose?


I think both should be executed according to this article: http://incepttechnologies.blogspot.com/p/validation-in-jsf.html


Validation is 3rd phase in life cycle, i.e. after the component object model is built (or restored) and the submitted form fields values are updated in the corresponding components, validation routines (jsf in-built and custom both) are executed.


So, which one is ruling ( or having precedence over another one) should not matter.
 
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Uwe Lindenberg wrote:Hello together,

....

5.) Estimated 5 question about navigation-rules (simple and hard ones), e.g. mentioning no from-view-id or a list of them seperated by ; and different ifs

...
12.) How to use  facesContext.getExternalContext() (getUserPrincipal(), isUserInRole(String role),invalidateSession())

...
So best luck to anyone who will try the exam it in future.
Best regards,
Uwe



Regarding to 5), I wonder if the <from-view-id> element accepts a list of url separated by;. According to Core JSF, it is either an url or a pattern ends with /* or only an *., like
1. <from-view-id>/security/ </from-view-id>  or
2. <from-view-id> /security/* </from-view-id>  (meaning any url starting with /security, such as /security/login.html )or
3. <from-view-id>*</from-view-id> (meaning any url)

Also there should be at most one <from-view-id> element in the <navigation-rule>. According to the JSF 2.0 specification which is the exam based on, the minOccurs=0 and there is no maxOccurs attribute.
When maxOccurs does not exist, it means by default maxOccurs =1.
If you see a <navigation-rule> has more than one <from-view-id> , I will wonder if that follows the JSF 2.0 specification.


Regarding to 12), I think we also need to know HttpServletRequest.getRemoteUser () as well.
 
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