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David O'Meara
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This week, we're delighted to have Ganesan Ponnusamy helping to answer questions about the new SCEA 5.0 Training Lab.

The promotion starts Tuesday, June 17th 2008 and will end on Friday, June 20th 2008.

We'll be selecting four random posters in this forum to win a free copy of the book provided by the publisher, EPractice Labs.

Please see the Book Promotion page to ensure your best chances at winning!

Posts in this welcome thread are not eligible for the drawing.
[ June 17, 2008: Message edited by: David O'Meara ]
Alex Kuznetsov
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Joined: Apr 03, 2008
Posts: 4
Great! How much is it going to be?
Is it really a book? The link above takes you to a page that looks like a "Exam simulator" plus some study notes.

Thanks,
Alex

[ June 16, 2008: Message edited by: Alex Kuznetsov ]

[ June 16, 2008: Message edited by: Alex Kuznetsov ]
[ June 17, 2008: Message edited by: David O'Meara ]
rivlin pereira
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Joined: Mar 10, 2007
Posts: 2
yes would love to see the book


rivlin
Vedhas Pitkar
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Joined: Jan 27, 2001
Posts: 445
Welcome Ganeshan!

Is this a book or a simulator? The site says its a simulator but David's post says its a book.

Anyway, welcome to the ranch!! Hope I win this as I couldnt clear the SCEA Beta Guess I need better preparation for the real exam.
Rashmi Bhojwani
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Joined: Mar 06, 2008
Posts: 2
hi Ganesan,

Thats good news, I have been looking out for books for SCEA 5 that has everything.

Few Queries,

1. Would there be any mock exams some CD with it?
2. Is this book written with Paper 1 in mind or case srudies given to work out for paper 2 and 3 as well.

Thanks
Rashmi
rivlin pereira
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Joined: Mar 10, 2007
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yes i agree with alex ... its looking like a training material
Ronald Wouters
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What would be the benefits / drawbacks of this book/material compared to the whizlabs simulator ? And I don't mean the price of course



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katherbasha amanullah
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Hi Ganesan,

what is the book cost. my current location is Malaysia.

Regards
Kather Basha
katherbasha amanullah
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hi ganesan,

how many mock exams will be there, and what may be the minimum period reqd to complete it.

regards
kather basha
katherbasha amanullah
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Joined: May 29, 2008
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will it have both visual & texual discussions as Head First series.
Ganesan Ponnusamy
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Thanks David O'Meara and Jeanne for introducing here for SCEA 5.0 Training Lab promo at JavaRanch.

Like last year promo EPractize Labs excited announce 3 more winners apart from JavaRanch 4 winners for FREE license at the end of promo.

Product Highlights at a glance

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Product Name: SCEA 5.0 Part 1 Training Lab

Used for : preparing for Sun Certified Enterprise Architect for the Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 5 (Step 1 of 3) (CX-310-052) and Sun Certified Enterprise Architect for the Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 5 (CX-310-053) Upgrade Exam multiple choice questions.

Product Features:
Plan � Understand exam objectives, Set Goals against exam topics, plan schedule for your preparation

Practize � Pre Measurement, Basic Sessions (power point presentations), Basic Sessions Flash Card Exam, Advanced Sessions (practical examples power point presentations), Advanced Sessions Flash Card Exam, Session Rewind Quiz (Level wise and topicwise), Mock Exams (5 set) and Post Measurement (1 mock exam). Focus Lab � categorize wrong answered questions

Achieve � Track reports (performance chart, goals chart, Gantt chart, etc)

Free Download : http://www.epractizelabs.com/scea-exam-part1.html#5
Product Cost : http://www.epractizelabs.com/scea-exam-part1.html

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Product Name: SCEA 5.0 Part 2 and Part 3 Training Lab
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Used for : preparing Sun Certified Enterprise Architect for the Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 5: Assignment (Step 2 of 3) (CX-310-301A)
Sun Certified Enterprise Architect for the Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 5: Essay (Step 3 of 3) (CX-310-062)and Sun Certified Enterprise Architect for the Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 5: Assignment Resubmission (CX-310-301R)

Product Features:
Plan � Understand exam objectives, Set Goals against exam topics, plan schedule for your preparation
Practize � Pre Measurement, Basic Sessions (power point presentations), Basic Sessions Flash Card Exam, Project Lab (6 mock assignment requirements), Architecture Lab (Java EE Architecture Solutions for 6 mock assignments), Mock Exams (Typical SCEA 5.0 Part 3 Essay Questions) and Post Measurement (Typical SCEA 5.0 Part 3 Essay Questions).
Focus Lab � categorize wrong answered questions

Achieve � Track reports (performance chart, goals chart, Gantt chart, etc)

Free Download : http://www.epractizelabs.com/scea-exam-part23.html#5
Product Cost : http://www.epractizelabs.com/scea-exam-part23.html

Hope I have answered most the questions asked here.

Post more queries in separate thread.

Great to see you all once again.


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arulk pillai
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Welcome Ganesan, Seems like an interesting resource.


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Paul Wallace
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Hi,

Is there a concise reading list for the SCEA 5.0 exam? What would you recommend as the essential reading list?

Some of the reading lists that have been posted are exhaustive and would neither be practical or affordable.

Regards

Paul
Vivek Nidhi
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Joined: Aug 10, 2003
Posts: 133
Hi,

Look like a great One!!. would be really lucky to win one !!
regards
Vivek K Nidhi
Paren Parikh
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Joined: Jun 07, 2008
Posts: 36
Hello Ganeshan,

Welcome once again to Java Ranch.

I have been evaluating SCEA5 exam simulators provided by Whizlabs and Epratize labs..

The simulator provided by Epratize labs has lot of questions about the new SCEA5 syllabus and you can purchase the SCEA Part 1,2 &3 for around $100.. The only drawback I found while evaluating the trial demo was that the explanation for answers was OK it was not elaborative.

Also after being a rancher for 2 weeks I have seen comments from other fellow forum members that many questions in Epractize labs are repetitive and the quality of the mock questions is far easy to solve then the actual exam.. The actual exams are very tough compared to the mocks..

Please comment on the same ..

Thanks for your time

Cheers
Paren
Ganesan Ponnusamy
EPractice Labs Support
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Posts: 249
Paren,

Each product has its own strength and weakness. The aim of exam simulator is to practice more and understand the concepts easily rather then studying vast materials. No simulators will give exactly similar to actual certification questions.

It is very difficult to control the redundancy in any certification mock exam simulators. For example you can prepare JSF life cycles in different formats with similar answers.

EPractize Labs SCEA 5.0 Training Labs covers complete exam objectives in the form of PPT, Flash Cards, Quiz, Mock Exams, etc., and it is enough to pass with good score.

We recommend to complete the preparation (achieve the goals set during plan phase) at least once to make sure that he/she has completed the study.

We also recommend SCEA aspirants to plan their preparation by our SCEA 5.0 Preparation Time calculator at http://www.epractizelabs.com/scea-exam-preparation.html.

We assure that those who are achieved the basic goals in EPractize Labs products can attain their actual certification easily. http://www.epractizelabs.com/money-back-guarantee.html
[ June 17, 2008: Message edited by: Ganesan Ponnusamy ]
Paren Parikh
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Posts: 36
Thanks a lot for your comments Ganesh.

I am planning to give SCEA5 Part I exam in next 3 weeks. Would you recommend the epractize exam simulator so as to have assurance and pass the exam.. I have been studying for the exam for past 2 weeks approx ..

Do you think I have sufficient time to pass the exam.. I had used the Epractize SCEA exam time calculator 2 weeks ago and it suggested that I need 111 hours of preparation time ..

Thanks for Your Time.

Cheers
Paren
Aravind Ram
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Joined: Mar 06, 2008
Posts: 22
Hi Ganesan Ponnusamy !

I am interested to purchase the SCEA 5 part 1 simulator.

I have the following queries ..

1. Do we get any e-books alongwith the simulator to prepare for the exam ?
2. Could you please suggest us good books to prepare for the SCEA Part 1 exam alongwith your simulator.

Thanks !

Aravind Ram
[ June 17, 2008: Message edited by: Aravind Ram ]
David O'Meara
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POSTS IN THIS FORUM ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO WIN

Sorry for shouting, but please ask questions in a separate thread.

regards,
Dave.
Sivakumar Balasubramanian
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Joined: Jun 17, 2008
Posts: 1
Welcome Ganesan..
Jeanne Boyarsky
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Welcome Ganesan! Thank you for clarifying exactly what the promo is all about.


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