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Should I go for SCEA

Padma Priya Sriyan kumar
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I have 3 years of exp .. in web based applications.I have just now cleared
SCWCD.I do not have much knowledge on webservices or EJB's.

Will I be able to start with SCEA preparation without any knowledge on webservices or EJB's.

Should I go for SCBCD /SCDJWS before proceeding with SCEA.

I am a bit confused about what to do next?
Can someone advise..


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Deepak Bala
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You need some good knowledge on EJBs before you take the exam. Around 10 to 15 questions are about EJBs and their uses


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Maris Orbidans
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I would wait until JavaEE 5 based SCEA is available
Ishan Bhatt
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Clearing SCBCD before going for SCEA definitely helps. No need for SCDJWS.

All the Best!
Ishan
Padma Priya Sriyan kumar
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Thanks a lot !!
Theodore Casser
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Originally posted by John Meyers:
You need some good knowledge on EJBs before you take the exam. Around 10 to 15 questions are about EJBs and their uses


I disagree insofar as to needing 'good' knowledge. The exam's designed on the 10,000 foot level - more on the level of theoretical understanding of what an EJB is than how to implement one. So, to that point, sticking to passing the SCBCD first is probably overkill. If you can understand and verbalize where you'd use EJBs and what the technology entails (and remember to use the 1.1 version, not the current 3.0 version!), you'll do fine.


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peter cooke
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Padma;
The current SCEA requires you to know many things at the 10,000 foot level.

Having passed the the scwcd, scbcd, and completed preparing for the scdjws did help me on the SCEA. There were several questions where the question refered to one particular technology (jsp) and one of the answers referred to some other type of technology (ejb).

I would start by passing the j2ee5 exams that are already released, then take J2EE5 SCEA is released take that.

Oh does anyone know when the new SCEA will be released?


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Deepak Bala
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Oh does anyone know when the new SCEA will be released?


Might take a year or two.

If you can understand and verbalize where you'd use EJBs and what the technology entails (and remember to use the 1.1 version, not the current 3.0 version!), you'll do fine.


That is true. You will also need to know when to use what, which is where the scenario based questions come into play. You can get away with theoretical knowledge alone as long as you go through a few scenarios and understand where each bean fits in and what persistence/transaction type would suit it.
 
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