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passed SCEA part one, 42 out of 48

Ashish Jain
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Joined: Sep 23, 2000
Posts: 50
guys.. i just made it before new year!!
For prep,
i started with mark cade book and whizlabs tests..
after doing tests, i realized i need to go more deep in each subject matter. So i came back to Allen book. Though i was trying to avoid that book, but i had to read it, got pretty much concepts clear. Gotta need patience to read that book. They got good Self Test Questions. So mainly I was juggling b/w whizlabs practice tests and Allen book. Two days before test, I was totally devoted to whizlabs to iron out any weakness. Whizlabs helps you to find ur weakness, not real test questions. When I was giving test, i got scared to find totally different questions than whizlabs. But my preparation over subject matter, helped me sailed through.
To starters here,
1. U need both books Cade and Allen unless you r too much experienced in all subject matters.
2. My investment in whizlabs got totally justified.
3. Do all tests of whizlabs atleast twice, make sure u are to able to answer all their questions due to sheer knowledge of subject.
4. i read couple of notes from java grps, but i just couldn't rely them for my exam. So I tried to be more honest with my books.
5. To sharpen my skills, I went thro couple of java tutorials at sun site. Their tutorials cover all material, u just need to find.
Links in my bookmarks are:
1. (EJB section is pretty much good)
2. (read 10 times, to understand when to use IDL or RMI-IIOP)
3. Security chapter of Cade book is good.. read it couple of times, atleast understanding of keys is worth it.
4. I couldn't find good links on patterns. Most of time, u get questions for a given scenario which pattern suitable or EJB related pattern. It really gave me hard time.
5. (for EJBs and Transactions). You should have clear fundamentals abt Transactions in EJBs.

Ashish Jain<br />MCP, SJCP, IBM XML, SCEA
Varun Khanna
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Andrew Monkhouse
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Good luck with part II.

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venkatesh rajmendram
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Joined: Dec 05, 2000
Posts: 130
Hi Ashish,
Congrats!! Does whizlabs comes with only exams or it has material too ?
How much time did it take for preparation....

SCJP 1.4, SCWCD<p>Ours is a world where people don't know what they want and are willing to go through hell to get it.<br /> - Don Marquis
Ashish Jain
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Joined: Sep 23, 2000
Posts: 50
whizlabs only has exam sets..but with answers, they hav explaination for those which is very useful.
I agree. Here's the link:
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