Passed SCBCD with only 7 questions wrong (out of 70). Though I didn't participate much in Java Ranch discussions (due to time constraints), I occassionally skimmed thru lot of discussions here and it helped me clear up many a doubt during my preparations.
Besides studying HFEJB, my primary resource for the exam, I also used ejbcertificate.com, and softSCBCD mock exams for improving my knowledge.[I consistently scored 70% in HFEJB's mock exam, 3 times, never improved :-(].
Thanks a lot for all of those who helped me directly and indirectly in my success.
If any one is interested [for memory challenged like me who cannot remember "roses are read, violets are purple" rhymes always], I can either post here or email a few tips I used to remember some of the things for the exam [for e.g. (i) There are 7 container call backs in EntityBean interface: PASS-URL (ejbPassivate, ejbActivate, ejbStore, setEntityContext, unsetEntityContext, ejbRemove, ejbLoad). (ii) MDB can make use of only two trans-attribute elements: Red-NoSed (Required-NotSupported (iii) etc]. Let me know your interest....