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Cleared SCBCD

trivikram Kumar
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Joined: Feb 21, 2005
Posts: 172
Hi:

yesterday I cleared my SCBCD.
Did not get a good score(only 72%)
But anyway...I am a beginner and was happy about clearing it .
Thanks a bunch to Kathy and Bates for their HEAD FIRST Series .
Without the book..I would have had a hard time understanding the concepts.
Also thanks to all the ranchers for their great help.

I was not an active member of this SCBCD forum but was a regular watcher.

My Study Strategy:

Studied for 4 weeks (4 hours per day)

In the last week took enthuware mocks(scored average of 68%)

Also referred to the spec(almost..but could not grasp everything..might be due to lack of exp and I never wanted to learn everything from the spec)

Finally wrote HF mock exam and scored 74%.

I felt real exam was much more confusing than the mock exam..(might be I am wrong..but i felt so)

I was also distracted at the test centre.So be sure to take your ear-plugs with you.

Got only 60% in EJB-QL.
Felt few questions were not answerable by me.

Scored 100% in security and 2 other topics.

Confused and got only 50% in CMP entity beans.

Anyway..its all over in the end.
I am not that happy with the score..but PASS IS PASS......

All the best for the future exam takers.


Javainn<br /> <br />SCJP,SCWCD,SCBCD,<br />ICED (IBM-287,IBM-484,IBM-486)
IBM certified in DB2 V 8.1 Family Fundamentals (IBM 700)
Jesus Angeles
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Joined: Feb 26, 2005
Posts: 2057
cOnGrats!!!
Wei-ju Wu
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Joined: Feb 16, 2005
Posts: 147
Congratulations, javainn !


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Sanjay pts
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Joined: Nov 07, 2000
Posts: 357
HEartly Congratulation !!!

-Sanjay


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trivikram Kumar
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Joined: Feb 21, 2005
Posts: 172
Thankyou for your wishes....Jesus Angeles, Wei-ju Wu , Sanjay pts.

Jesus: Could you please suggest me how to prepare for IBM 285.
What books to read,how to do and how much time its going to take.

Thanks in advance
S.L.Narayanan
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Joined: Apr 01, 2005
Posts: 431
Congratulations!!!

Well Done!!!


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Bert Bates
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Joined: Oct 14, 2002
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Congrats S,

We're glad the book helped.

- Bert


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trivikram Kumar
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Posts: 172
Thanks Bert.....and others
Mikalai Zaikin
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Joined: Jun 04, 2002
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Congratz !!!


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