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Plan for preparation of scdjws

Raj Kumar Bindal
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Joined: Apr 15, 2006
Posts: 418
Hello Ranchers,
I am preparing for the exam but have certain doubts like,

1. Should i learn EJBs in detail before this exam,i have little knowledge about EJB,will that be sufficient.

2. How important is doing practicals for this exam.Kindly let me know which topics needs more of lab practice and others which are sufficient if read theoretically only.

3.Whizlabs free simulator is ok but will it be worth if i purchase whizlabs simulator for this exam,because for other exams whizlabs simulator was quite worth.

4. Material sequentially which i am planning to read for the exam is :
1. RMH(I am reading Rajneesh Watsh notes which are available online,because that contains some material refined from RMH)
2.MZ notes and quiz
3.Blue Prints
4.xyzws mock exam

please tell me if i should follow any proper way for the preparation of this exam.

5. Please tell me which topics needs to be taken care ,which are more prone to get wrong answered,and if anything which i need to take care while preparation.

6. I am planning to give exam on 20th April,so please tell me whether this much period is sufficient if given dedicated for preparation only.
michael warren
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Joined: Oct 20, 2006
Posts: 50
Hi, that sounds like a reasonable approach to me, although I'm only just starting to look at this certification my self ...

I don't think you need to know much about EJBs - you may drop some marks, but I don't get the impression that there will be many questions that relate to EJBs

I'm hoping to take the certification before in early April - but we'll see how the next week goes.

I've worked through relevant sections of the J2EE tutorial http://java.sun.com/j2ee/1.4/docs/tutorial/doc/ (Chapters 1,2,4,5,6,8,9,10,32,B,C)
then I printed out the Exam Objectives from Sun and tried the Mock Exam from Whiz Labs (which I failed badly - but gave me an idea of where I was).
I'm now working through Watsh Rajneesh's guide, which seems good so far, once I've done that I'll try some more mock exams and concentrate on any bits I need to memorise or am a bit flakey on - may consider buying book if I think I need it - but would be nice to do it using freely available info.
[ March 21, 2007: Message edited by: michael warren ]
Raj Kumar Bindal
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Joined: Apr 15, 2006
Posts: 418
Hi Michael,
Thanks for your response. Good that we both will be appearing for exam in April.Have you purchased whizlabs simulator?I think practicals don't matter too much for this exam,because lots of APIs are there.That is why i have not concentrating much on practicals.What are your suggestions on this?
michael warren
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Joined: Oct 20, 2006
Posts: 50
Hi Michael,
Thanks for your response. Good that we both will be appearing for exam in April.Have you purchased whizlabs simulator?I think practicals don't matter too much for this exam,because lots of APIs are there.That is why i have not concentrating much on practicals.What are your suggestions on this

Haven't purchased the simulator - I may do - will see what I think when I've fineshed working through the Watsh Rajneesh pdf - I like to focus on one thing at a time - its tempting to rush out an depend lots of money on books/mock exams/study notes etc., but I know the real problem for me is making time for studying.

I am trying to do some practical stuff because thats how I learn best and its more interesting the reading through a pdf and making notes - I found the Sun tutorial examples quite good as a basis for experimenting, although the Watsh Rajneesh pdf is better so far in relevance to the certification.
 
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