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Sun Certified Business Component Developer 1.4 Beta Exam

Ashik Uzzaman
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Joined: Jul 05, 2001
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Dear All,
Dear Friends,
You'll be glad to know that Sun announced 4oo vouchers for Sun Certified Business Component Developer Beta Exam (when I filled the form it told that this is SCEA 1.4 beta exam). You must be SCJP to appear the exam. I got a phone call from my friend Anwar and filled the form just 10 minutes earlier. I received a mail confirming that I'll get all th details at May 19. Sun was calling it Sun Certified Business Component Developer Beta Exam. Rush for the URL -
http://suned.sun.com/secure/j2ee.html


Ashik Uzzaman
Senior Member of Technical Staff, Salesforce.com, San Francisco, CA, USA.
Ramon Gill
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Joined: May 15, 2003
Posts: 344
Ashik, thanks for this. I've also applied.
Luciano Queiroz
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Joined: Feb 04, 2002
Posts: 172
Where can I obtain the objective list to this exam???
Sun says:
<B>
Beta starts June 6 and closes after the first 400 exams are completed. </B>
So, I think everybody who filled the form will win a free voucher, but this voucher will be valid until the first 400 people submit for this exam at a Prometric School.
Take a look at the message bellow:

Free exam vouchers are given out on a first come, first serve basis and are
valid ONLY for the FIRST 400 CANDIDATES WHO TAKE THE EXAM. If you want to
participate, don't delay!


<b>Luciano Queiroz</b><br/>
 Brazil<br/>
 <i>SCJP 1.2, SCWCD, IBM 141, IBM 483, SCJP 1.4, IBM 484, IBM 287, SCBCD, SCEA, SCJP 5.0, SCJP 6.0, SCWCD 5</i>
Dennis Shi
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Joined: Mar 22, 2003
Posts: 17
Thank you very much for your information.
I just registered.
dennis
Venkat Kulkarni
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Joined: Jun 04, 2002
Posts: 15
What is Prometric Testing ID ? Where do I get it from ?
Thanks.


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SCJP For Java 2, eBiz+ Certified Professional, SCWCD For Java 2, PMP
Ashik Uzzaman
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To appear this exam, you must be SCJP. If you are already an SCJP, you got a prometric test id from your testing center before appearing the SCJP exam. You have to use that one.
Luciano Queiroz
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Joined: Feb 04, 2002
Posts: 172
The test id is labeled as CANDIDATE ID at your score report.
It begins with SP and is followed by 7 digits.
Sriram Nutakki
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Joined: Jul 06, 2002
Posts: 5
Thanks for the information.
I just now registered.
Sriram


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Zulfikar Dharmawan
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Joined: Feb 01, 2002
Posts: 74
Where can i get the objectives?


Zulfikar Dharmawan
SCJP1.4, ICS DB2, ICD Websphere
vasu maj
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Joined: Jul 12, 2001
Posts: 395
Testing Id is usually the SSN.
Mail from Sun says...Please allow five business days to receive your electronic voucher and test objectives.


What a wonderful world!
Ashik Uzzaman
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Well, my prometric id starts with i followed by 8 digits. So it can be anything...
Nazmul Huda Sarkar
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Joined: Feb 01, 2002
Posts: 317
Thanks Ashik for your valuable information....I was in CTG. that day....and I don't have the ID with me...but after few phone calls with my familly(in dhaka) I succeded to manage it and registered...
Thanks again...


Nazmul<br />SCJP,SCWCD,IBM OOAD with UML
Anwar Hossain
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Joined: May 29, 2002
Posts: 35
Hello friends,
I'v also got the beta exam voucher. But ev'body should help each other for preparing the exam.
One of my friend from USA told me that it's a really tough exam from sun and also best online exam from sun. So my friend Md. Ashikuzzaman, he is the only person which I know well and will try to help each other.And anyone can perticipate with us.

Regards,
Md. Anwar Hossain
SCJP2, MCP
Faculty, Aptech. Banani-Dhaka.
Nazmul Huda Sarkar
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Joined: Feb 01, 2002
Posts: 317
Hello Anwar.....
R u sure u got the voucher....seems SUN will give it after 19th...how did u get ? we all just registered....
Annyway....I'm Nazmul, also from Dhaka...Ashik knows me very well....Seems u have some info about this exam...can u please give us some details???
Mike Wang
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Joined: May 09, 2003
Posts: 76
thanks you info


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Ben Butler
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Joined: May 17, 2003
Posts: 8
Many Thanks for the info!
I was able to register.
Ben


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Gus Mus
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Joined: Feb 28, 2003
Posts: 53
Did anybody already receive voucher from Sun ?
I haven't
I think Java Ranch should add one more forum for this certification... because we don't know where to discuss once we have the objectives. or ..
in this forum ?
Ashish Sarin
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I recently created one for discussion. You may join at the following URL: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/scbcd/


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Mark Fletcher
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Well spotted Ashik
I found this when checking the Sun Java site on my own and registered it.
Mark


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I had some Java certs, but they're too old now...
Ramon Gill
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Posts: 344
On the http://groups.yahoo.com/group/scbcd/ site set up by Sarin, Sarin has kindly posted a sun survey which may have been used to determine the exam objectives. If this is the case (we will find out soon enough), everything revolves around EJB. A good book would be Ed Romans, 'Mastering EJBs'. Books on Architecture may be overkill.
Ray Gill
SCJP2
SCWCD
Ashik Uzzaman
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Dear Gus Mus, you'll find a proposal for an SCBCD forum in JavaRanch Forum
Dear Ramon, we can't miss the name of O'Reilly EJB 2.0 book.
zaghal mohd
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Joined: Jun 27, 2002
Posts: 43
hi all
When & Where we can find the objective and tutorial.
thanks to you all


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Mark Fletcher
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If my understanding of the exam signup page is correct, then the first 400 developers to sit and pass the exam will get the certification?
So if youre the 401st person to pass the exam tough luck.
This poses the question whether there will be quotas by time zone?
Consider that the earliest you can sit the exam is June 6th. So to stand the best chance being the one of the first 400 you would have to register and sit the exam on the 6th.
If thats the case and as other countries in other timezones hit the 6th first ie (New Zealand, China, Austrailia, India), Sun could have their first 400 passes before developers in other countries such as the UK/US/Canada have even woke up to sit the exam!
Cheers,
Mark
[ May 19, 2003: Message edited by: Mark Fletcher ]
John Lee
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Hi:
Thanks for the information! I just filled out the form, but i am not sure if i am among the first 400, perhaps i need to check my email.
Roman Rytov
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Joined: Jun 04, 2001
Posts: 75
Don, do u really need another cert?:-) I guess it takes time just to recall all of your existing ones:-)
I'm just kidding, of cource


SCJA, SCJD, MCSD
Ashish Sarin
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LOL Roman, very correct ;-)
vasu maj
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Mail from Sun said they were going to send the voucher and objectives on Monday. I haven't got any mail yet. Has anybody?
Thanks,
Vas
Sudd Ghosh
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Joined: Oct 23, 2002
Posts: 187
I haven't got my voucher yet (in the US).
I was not aware that it'll start on June 6th and not immediately. That gives me some time to get ready. Also, a good point from Mark regarding time zones. Taking time zones into account, I think all the 400 test-takers will be from Asia.
Sudd


SCJP 1.4, SCWCD, SCBCD 1.3
Alexander Mark
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Joined: Apr 06, 2002
Posts: 16
Me either... No voucher yet
Jamie Shi
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Joined: Oct 01, 2002
Posts: 46
Kathy Sierra(from SUN) said the voucher will be sent sometime this week. Please check
here.
Jamie Shi
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Kathy Sierra(from SUN) said the voucher will be sent sometime this week. Please check
here.
Vedhas Pitkar
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Posts: 445
Hi,
Thanks for the valuable info,Ashik.But how can I find out if the 400 vouchers have already been given out?
Ashik Uzzaman
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Posts: 2370

Well,
I feel we should scroll around JavaRanch to know the reported number of people who appeared in the SCBCD beta. So I propose whnever someone appears the beta exam starting from 6th June, just give a post in the EJB Certification forum with the info that Reported in JR#1, Reported in JR#100, Reported in JR#250 etc.
I know there will be people who dont come to JavaRanch, still we may have an idea that Reported in JR#150 may indicate that probably around 250 people have already appeared the exam. Just a guess, yet something is better than nothing
Ajith Kallambella
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Posts: 5782
Guess what, we now have a forum to discuss this new certification! This thread is being transferred there...


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Al Newman
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I just received my voucher from Sun today. I was part of the group which completed the survey.
I think the reason this is so slow is that they are carefully checking that each person who signed up has her SCJP.
Registration will begin June 4th, and to register each candidate will have to call the Prometric service center. I think it unlikely that they will list the beta online, you will have to call.
There are 54 objectives in a 3+ page PDF document. The exam will consist of 160 questions and will run 4 hours. That is slightly less per-question than the time allotted for the SCWCD, and I think we can assume that the average difficulty of the questions will be greater.
We will also have the option to comment on the questions, though whether we will have time to do so is questionable!!!
Confirmation of passing or failure will be sent out toward the end of August after they finalize the exam, and Prometric will also send a score report through the mail. Sun will send a certificate to everyone who passes.
[ May 21, 2003: Message edited by: Alfred Neumann ]

SCJP1.4, SCWCD
Al Newman
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The vouchers aren't for the first 400 to pass, just for the first 400 to actually show up and take the exam at Prometric.
After that the vouchers are no longer good, no matter whether you have an exam slot scheduled or not.
Jamie Shi
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Joined: Oct 01, 2002
Posts: 46
I also received one free voucher today. I took the survey one month ago.
Jamie
SCJP2 1.4
SCWCD
zack ma
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Joined: Feb 07, 2002
Posts: 20
Me too.


SCJP,SCJD,SCEA I
Ashik Uzzaman
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Just got the voucher mail from Evelyn.
Nazmul Huda Sarkar
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Joined: Feb 01, 2002
Posts: 317
Got the voucher.....
Seems this will be a tough race...
 
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