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Cleared SCBCD - 80 %

 
Ram Mmurthy
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JavaRanchers:
I passed the SCBCD exam yesterday with 80%. Sharing some tips with the rest
of the group.

I spent a total of 2 months for the preparation. The Head First Book is the key for passing this exam. The concepts are explained in good detail.
Thanks to Kathy & Co ( U deserve an award for the Head First series)

I read all chapters once - Took me a month with approx 12 hrs study per week - Did not solve any mock exams the first time. By the time I was done with the book I had forgotten most of it even the basics.

During the second month I re-read each chapter spending more time to understanding / memorizing the concepts and took all mock exams / exercises.
(spent approx 15 hrs per week) This time it did find some place in my brain.
Referred the EJB API lot of times.

I also referred the EJB SPEC though very sparingly. Would help if u are able to go thru the relevant topics in the spec. However I never tried out any sample programs - did not get the chance to.
(Hopefully will do that now as I am thru with the exam)

I bought Softscbcd exam software - The mock exams are very helpful in remembering what u have read in HF.

During the last one week before the exam, I attempted the free mock exams
on Jdiscuss.com and ejbcertificate.com.These exams helped the most.
I took notes with the important points while solving these exams.

The day of the actual exam I took the HF final mock test - got 60 something
percent. Hoped that it wld steer me thru.

The actual exam is mainly a test of all ejb concepts.
Pay special attention to Code and Deployment descriptor related questions,
and exceptions ( i found the execptions related qs toughest to crack).

Transactions, EJB-QL and Security, etc in the actual exam should be easily solvable if u are able to answer the questions in the other free exams.
(remember the concepts).
All Drag-n-Drop questions are really simple - wld help if u solve these together after u have finished answering the rest of the qs.
[ June 09, 2005: Message edited by: Ram B ]
 
Whitney M. Davis
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Congrats on your SCBCD success!

My HF EJB book is on its way from amazon. Their books make it so easy that I almost feel like I'm cheating - BUT then I remember that learning doesn't *have* to be painful.
 
S.L.Narayanan
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Congratulations!!!

Well Done!!!
 
Soni Prasad
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I am a bit confused that you have passed SCWCD or SCBCD??? any way CONGRATS
 
Tong Chen
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congratulations and enjoy!
 
Ram Mmurthy
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Its scbcd - Updated the post.
 
Nicholas Cheung
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Ram B,

Your name violates the Naming Policy, please change it at Your Profile.

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Mikalai Zaikin
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Congratulations !!!
 
Peter Sin
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Congratz !!!
 
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