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Cleared SCBCD - 80 %

Ram Mmurthy

Joined: Jul 12, 2004
Posts: 27
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 and 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

Joined: Jun 04, 2005
Posts: 17
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.

***********<br />SCJP 1.4, SCWCD 1.4
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Joined: Apr 01, 2005
Posts: 431

Well Done!!!

Soni Prasad
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Joined: Mar 09, 2005
Posts: 97
I am a bit confused that you have passed SCWCD or SCBCD??? any way CONGRATS

SCJP 1.4, SCBCD 1.3
Tong Chen
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Joined: Apr 26, 2002
Posts: 1011
congratulations and enjoy!

Ram Mmurthy

Joined: Jul 12, 2004
Posts: 27
Its scbcd - Updated the post.
Nicholas Cheung
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Joined: Nov 07, 2003
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Ram B,

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


SCJP 1.2, OCP 9i DBA, SCWCD 1.3, SCJP 1.4 (SAI), SCJD 1.4, SCWCD 1.4 (Beta), ICED (IBM 287, IBM 484, IBM 486), SCMAD 1.0 (Beta), SCBCD 1.3, ICSD (IBM 288), ICDBA (IBM 700, IBM 701), SCDJWS, ICSD (IBM 348), OCP 10g DBA (Beta), SCJP 5.0 (Beta), SCJA 1.0 (Beta), MCP(70-270), SCBCD 5.0 (Beta), SCJP 6.0, SCEA for JEE5 (in progress)
Mikalai Zaikin
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Joined: Jun 04, 2002
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Congratulations !!!

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Peter Sin
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