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Passed SCBCD with 95% - comments for preparation

Ankit Doshi
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Joined: Dec 04, 2002
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I took up the exam today morning and was able to score a nice 95%.

Thanks to ALL ranchers for the support.

Few comments from my experience:
- Head First EJB is a real good starter for exam preparation. Thanks to Kathy Sierra and Bert Bates for the same.
- EJB Specs is a MUST MUST. Go through the specs once, skim through if you can't read it thoroughly. And keep referring to the specs frequently.
- Take active participation on the javaranch. Lot of people keeps posting lot of questions and you really get to know a lot of things out of it.
- Once thorough, take all possible mock exams, especially the Coffee Crams of the HFEJB. Don't forget to take the HFEJB Final mock exam as well, though you should take this exam once you feel that you're almost ready for the real exam.
- is the site where you can take online mock exams for all different exam objectives. My personal experience has been that the question on this site has been confusing. I took all the exams on this site, but finally I gave up and didn't take it's final exam. This is my personal view.

Mikalai Zaikin
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Originally posted by Ankit Doshi:

I took up the exam today morning and was able to score a nice 95%.

Congratz !!!

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Srinivasan Rengan
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Joined: Nov 07, 2004
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Hey Ankit....
U made it


Ramakrishnan Ponmudi
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Joined: Apr 20, 2004
Posts: 72
your comments are great, i have the similar opinion with you.
Anant Rao
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Joined: Nov 12, 2004
Posts: 126
Hey Ankit,

Thats really awesome score...congrats. Last week I finished my scwcd and brought Head first EJB. Approx how much time it may take to prepare for the exam. I have little knowledge on EJBs.

Thanks for the tips.
Frederic Esnault
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Joined: Feb 13, 2006
Posts: 284
Hey Ankit, all my congratulations, great score you got there !

I feel like we worked a little bit together and it makes me so happy to read about your nice success.

Once again, my very heartly congratulations to you !

What's next?

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Joined: Feb 14, 2006
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hi ankit congrats
i have just completed SCWCD. I'll start studying for SCBCD. i don't have prior knowledge of EJB. Will HFE be enough to prepare for the exam.

Ankit Doshi
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Joined: Dec 04, 2002
Posts: 222
Thanks everyone ...

Frederic, special thanks to you too ... You have always been very helpful. Don't have anything fixed for 'what next' as yet, but planning to work more on OOAD & UML.

Also, as I had talked to you earlier, I have got some comments on the notes on your website, looks like just a little review might be needed, so as to make it better for whoever reads them in the future. Will try to send them to you in a day or two...

infyniti and AMAR, if you're quite new to EJBs, then I would recommend you first use the Ed Roman's Mastering EJB, that is a good book to start with the EJBs. Once you're comfortable with basic EJB concepts, then you can start with HFEJB.
Frederic Esnault
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As i told you, I'll be very glad to receive your comments and update my notes to make them better. Thanks for your feedback
Valentin Crettaz
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Nice shot

Moving this to the Results forum. Thanks for your comprehension.

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Bert Bates

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Outstanding score Ankit!


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