Last week I cleared the exam with 98%. Missed 100% for a silly security question
. However, thanks to HFEJB and Javaranch. You guys are really the best.
About the exam, 10-15% questions were a bit tricky. I was working on a 1 member ejb project for last 4 months. Thats why I think many things were easy for me. Don't know how it would have been otherwise. I was using jboss for my app server. Actually jboss violates many rules of the specs. So to be sure I used to go through the ejb spec frequently. But using jboss instead of sun RI was fun because I could develop and deploy applications rapidly. I didn't have to put too much effort preparing for the exam because I had to study a lot for my project and that was good enough to prepare me for the exam.
I didn't make my own notes. Thanks to (http://www.coderanch.com/t/160253/java-EJB-SCBCD/certification/Study-NotesGiju
) & Java Black Belt
. I didn't do a lot of mocks. Just the ones of JDiscuss, ejbcertificates and HFEJB. But from the very beginning , I was very careful to spot my weekness and tried to recover them. I think It is very important to try the mocks and find out in which area you can improve.
I feel really great passing the exam and I encourage others to take it. It will strengthen your confidence and be very helpful for your design decisions. I don�t know how much it will help you to find a job though�I�ll see that in future and let you know�