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Passed SCBCD with 92%

David Swan
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Joined: Oct 08, 2003
Posts: 33
Just here to tell everyone i passed and what i did to pass it. So if anyone is looking for some advice on preparing for this exam, heres my 'two pence'.
1. Head First EJB by Kathy Sierra & Bert Bates. Excellent book, i read it about 3 times, everytime it got clearer for me. Also do all the tests. Incidently i got 65% in the test at the end of the book. Its much harder thn the real exam.
2. EJB Specs. That was so boring. Hated every minute of it. But i took notes on the important points
3. INESystem exam simulator. I got a promotion version that came with 5 exams. I only had time to do 3. Good Graphical user interface and the exams are pretty good. Tad bit harder than real exam.
4. Valentino's cheatsheets are a heaven sent for the Bean Life Cycles. THANK YOU VALENTINO you saved me lots of pain & misery!!!
Gonna go for the SCEA exam next.
Cheers everyone,

John Stern
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Joined: Feb 02, 2004
Posts: 36
best of luck to you!
Satish Avadhanam
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Joined: Aug 12, 2003
Posts: 697
Congrats David!! GoodLuck on SCEA.
Ashok Paulraj
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Joined: Jul 07, 2003
Posts: 78
Hello Mr. David,
I am preparing for SCBCD and having tuf time with Bean life cycles. Can you pass valentino's prep. notes for me too ?
~ Shalini
Ashish Chande
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Joined: Nov 26, 2000
Posts: 51
Congratulations David.
All the best for SCEA
Jayant Kulkarni
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Joined: Dec 02, 2003
Posts: 56
Hi David,
Thanks for sharing the experience.
The cheetsheet can be found on SCBCD link page,
Hope this helps,
Jayant :-)
Ian B Anderson
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Joined: Jun 26, 2001
Posts: 275
Congratulations Dave.
Ko Ko Naing
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Joined: Jun 08, 2002
Posts: 3178
That's great, David... I want such score too... Congatulations!!!

Co-author of SCMAD Exam Guide, Author of JMADPlus
Bert Bates

Joined: Oct 14, 2002
Posts: 8898
Wow David!
Fantastic score!
We're glad the book helped toughen you up for the exam!

Spot false dilemmas now, ask me how!
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