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1 year ago
Preparation tips:

1. Read OCP Oracle Certified Professional Java SE 8 Programmer II Study Guide Exam 1Z0-809 by Boyarsky and Selikoff
-> Though the book is for 1Z0-809 it do cover all topics from 1Z0-813.

2. Used Enthuware mock exam for 1Z0-813
-> I've used Enthuware simulator for this cert and was really satisfied with it. In my opinion it's one of the best simulator if not the best simulator for Java certs.

-> One thing I remember that really caught me off guard is the return type of IntStream.average() and IntStream.sum(). The average() method returns OptionalInt while the sum() method returns primitive int. I thought they both return primitives with 0 as the default value when the stream has no elements to process.
-> Other than that the questions were pretty much what were in the simulator so I'm almost never surprised by a question.

Good luck to those who are planning to take the exam.
Hi Himai,

It's currently the only available mock exam for JSF, for just 1 quiz and 1 mock exam it seems a bit costly.
But I've bought it nonetheless since I need to somehow build my confidence back then.

There are some errors in the mock exam so be careful there.
If you can spot them then you can be sure that your review is going well.

What really helped me is writing my own JSF test application so try the things I've learned.
It really helps in retaining knowledge and at the same time flushing out doubts about certain JSF behaviors.
I've used Glassfish4 even though the exam is based on EE6 because Glassfish3 was kind of problematic to me. It was throwing some errors that I couldn't figure out.

Anyway that's all I did, read Core JavaServer Faces 3rd edition, practice using my JSF test app, and lastly take the EPractize mock exam.
I've been developing apps using JSF since 2010 so that definitely helped me.
You must build a strong familiarity on JSF components and structures to be able to go through the code snippets quickly, otherwise it will really eat your time.
This is why a JSF test app where you can play around is a must in my opinion.
Preparation tips:

1. Read Core JavaServer Faces, 3rd Edition.
-> For me the best JSF book when it comes to covering almost all the objectives.
-> Use the exam objectives to know which part of the book to read.

2. Built my own JSF test application.
-> Very important to know the actual behaviors of JSF components and to become familiarized with different parts of a JSF application.
-> This is important in building confidence.

3. Used EPractize Labs JSF Mock Exam.
-> Currently the only available mock exam about JSF though only 1 mock quiz and 1 mock exam are available. Better than having none at all.

Thoughts about the exam:
- The exam is hard because so many questions have long code snippets, it really consumes time. I've consumed all 2.5 hours of my allotted time.
- On some of the questions I've followed the advice to read directly the question and options instead of going through the code snippets first, some questions can be answered this way.
- The thing that I had the most difficulty with were the questions related to navigation because there were a lot of tracing to be done.
- Building my own JSF application really helps in maintaining the things that I've read specially on the configuration side.
- Optionally you can probably read the JSF specs but I don't think it will help much, better to read thoroughly the Core JavaServer Faces book given a specific objective.
- The questions that really stick to me are the ones related to navigation, converter, validator, ajax, facelets templating, action event and listener, value change event and listener, security.

Good luck to those who are planning to take the exam.
I was able to look into this one. I have to dig into tomcat's source code to figure this one out.
Tomcat's catalina-ws.jar supports JAX-RPC and not JAX-WS.
So unless you're working with JAX-RPC APIs this annotation will not work.
They should have put that in the documentation.
Preparation tips:

1. read the following books: Web Service Up and Running 2nd Ed; RESTful Java with JAX-RS 2.0 2nd Ed.
-> For a refresher on web services.

2. read OCP JavaEE 5 Web Services Developer Study Notes By Ivan A Krizsan (see ScdjwsLinks)
-> Although this is for JavaEE 5 you can still use it as a reviewer.

3. read the following specs: JAX-WS 2.2; JAX-RS 1.1
-> Thoroughly read the whole specs.

4. read OCE WSD 6 Study Guide By Mikalai Zaikin
-> I've used this to supplement what I've already got from the specs.

5. used Enthuware Mock Exam
-> Unlike the other Enthuware mock exams which really did wonders for me, this one was a little bit off in terms of resemblance with the actual exam. Nevertheless still helpful.

5. read Examclouds
-> I really enjoyed the questions here.

Thoughts about the exam:
- This exam is by far the hardest of all that I've taken so far.
- The sheer amount of topic that's needed to be covered is humongous, you have to familiarize yourself with so many specs.
- The thing that I had the most difficulty with were the questions related to best practices, vague requirements and almost all answers were correct.
- If there are multiple correct answers, you just have to pick the best answer. It's almost like I'm guessing here.

Good luck to those who are planning to take the exam.
3 years ago
Preparation tips:

1. read Pro JPA 2
-> I have no prior experience with JPA so I've used this ebook to get me started.

2. read JPA 2.0 Specs
-> Thoroughly read the whole specs while coding.

3. used Enthuware Mock Exam
-> As usual Enthuware simulator delivers. Seems like taking the real exam.

Good luck to those who are planning to take the exam.
5 years ago
Hi Frits,

I think your reviewer was well written.
Short, concise, and straight to the point.
Specially good for last minute reading.
I really appreciated the tables and diagrams,
it makes the concepts much easier to understand.
Thanks for the reviewer.

It seems that unlike the other certifications,
the web service certification does not get as much attention.
Since I'm planning to take this sooner or later I'm starting to
gather resources for this.
6 years ago
Preparation tips:

1. read Enterprise JavaBeans 3.1 6th Ed.
-> I have no prior experience with EJB so I've used this ebook to get me started.

2. read OCP JavaEE 6 EJB Developer Study Notes By Ivan A Krizsan (see SCBCD Links)
-> Do some hands on using this reviewer to familiarize more on how to code in EJB related techologies.

3. read EJB 3.1 Specs
-> thoroughly read the whole specs while answering Enthuware mock exams relating to the specific objective that I'm reading in the specs.

4. read Enterprise Java Beans 3.1 By Frits Walraven (see SCBCD Links)
-> do a last minute minute reading using this short and concise reviewer before answering the standard tests in the Enthuware mock exam.

5. used Enthuware Mock Exam
-> for its price of $20 its certainly worth your money. Almost have the same questions as those in the actual exam. You won't be surprised in the real exam after you've used this mock exam.

Good luck to those who are planning to take the exam.
6 years ago

Celine Patag wrote:Congratulations!

May I ask, how much custom tags are on the exam? I'm finding it hard to absorb everything on chapter 10 of HF.

As far as I can remember there are no custom tags when I took the exam. But it won't hurt to study them.

Yes I agree that customs tags is probably the hardest topic to digest in the HF.
7 years ago
I have to go with choice A.

Choice B is not safe, if the variable jURL contains an invalid characrer for a URL like space then forwarding the request using this invalid URL would result the forward to fail.

This is only an assumption. If there's a guarantee that jURL will never contain an invalid character then it would be safe to use choice B.
1. B is the answer, A is wrong because the init method of Filter is called only once at deployment time when the Filter is loaded by the Container (just like the init method of Servlet), it will never be called again by the container unless you redeploy your app.
2. B is the answer, A is wrong because RequestDispatcher has no method named forwardRequest.
It took me 6 months to prepare for the exam but that's because I'm also busy in my work so I have little time reviewing for the exam.
But if I'll estimate my total time reviewing for the exam it would have been just around 2 months.

That said here's what I did in preparing for the exam:
- thoroughly read Head First Servlet & JSP 2nd Edition
-> it's really a nice book to get you started even though it's for EE5 version of the exam
-> most of the topic are covered here except for the new servlet topics like asynchronous servlet and annotations but still an invaluable resource for the exam
- thoroughly read the Servlet 3.0 specification
-> this cover the new topics for the exam so reading this is a must
-> pay attention to asynchronous Servlet and Annotation related topics (alternative for web.xml)
- familiar myself with the APIs in javax.servlet, javax.servlet.http, and javax.servlet.jsp package
-> take your time in reading the APIs for the classes that really matters like Servlet, Filter, ServletContext, ServletConfig, GenericServlet, HttpServlet, ServletRequest, ServletResponse, their subclasses, the different listeners and their respective event objects, etc.
- bought the mock exam from Enthuware
-> this has 9 standard mock exam, 3 practice mock exam, and a mock exam dedicated for each major objective
-> cover pretty much everything in the exam to the point that some of the questions in the mock exam are almost exactly the same in the real exam
-> my average score for the mock exams were in 87% - 90% which is pretty close to my real exam score so it does really imitate the difficulty of the exam
-> cost $20 but I will tell you it's really worth it, this mock exam really does its thing, I would have not scored this high if it weren't for this.

What I didn't do:
- didn't read the JSP, JSTL, and EL specifications
-> the Head First book cover pretty much everything that you have to know about the above topic so reading these specs are just overkill
- didn't answered the final mock exam of Head First
-> although it's ok to answer the final mock exam but I prefer the mock exam from Enthuware as they imitate both the difficulty and format of the real exam (plus it's a simulator so it's like answering the real exam)
- I have read another book but midway to it I stop, I just don't think that reading another book would help me, Head First has it all so just stick to it (besides the other book that I have read are full of errors)

Day of the exam:
- I arrive 15 min before my schedule
-> do all the pre-exam formalities like filling up forms and taking pictures
- I started taking the exam
-> most of the questions are same in difficulty and format as the mock exam from Enthuware so it's pretty much a cruise for me
-> some of the questions have a grammatical or formatting error so please be careful on this
-> all are multiple choice, there are no drag and drop or fill in the blank questions
-> I finished the exam in 1 hour and 5 minutes, the exam is good for 2 hours but thanks to my preparation I managed to answer it this quick
- after clicking the finish button my score was immediately displayed to me, I got 91%

The preparation tips that I mentioned above are pretty much the only thing you need to pass this exam with flying colors.
Just take your time reviewing, don't cram. There are a lot of things to memorize for the exam so its takes time for all the info to sink in but don't wait too long because you might forget some of the things that you already reviewed.
This exam is more of knowledge based than application, so most of the questions will test your knowledge of the API and specs. (It's more of "by the book" exam in contrast to "tracing" type of exam like in java programmer exam)
I would have to say that this exam is easier than the Java SE 6 Programmer exam.

Good luck to those who are planning to take the exam.
7 years ago