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few important tips before taking exam

Syed AliRaza Zaidi
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Joined: May 12, 2002
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As I said in my previous post I am posting some Important tips one should know the following things before taking SCBCD Exam:
You should emphasize on following area:
Security :
What other tags should be written in <run-As> tag ?
Whose responsibility is to define security role refrence tag?
What other tags can be in security refrence tag and security role tag?
Whose responsibilty is to define security roles ?
What should must be define in a deployment Descriptor to use isCallerInRole(string s) method?
What type of object is returned by getCallerPrincipal() method?
What class or interface contains Programmatic security methods?
What is requirement for Programmatic Security?

EJB-QL:

You should know how to write a query
You should know whats illegal in EJB-QL query
You should know about WHERE , FROM , IN ,AS clauses
You should know about Pathexpressions
You should know about collections
You should know that ejbSelect<Methods>are written in bean class not in home interface
You should know that ejbFind<Methods> are written in home interface
You should know the difference between find and select method
You should be aware of PrimaryKey field, class , type
You should be aware of defining custom composite primary key class and the things it need to contain
You should know that what variables should be part of both PrimaryKey class as well as the cmp bean?
You should know about EJB-QL and Abstract Presistance Schema
Entity Beans / Session Beans / MDB:

You should know Life cycle of entiy bean
Memorize sequence diagrams
Learn them inside out
their Limitation from Specification
Statless beans in context of transaction
Statefull bean and conversational state
Transactions:
Know how to define CMT by using Deployment Descriptor
Know how to define BMT
All transaction attributes should be remembered
You should know all things related to transactions and Exceptions
Exceptions :
You should know the difference between two System and Application Exceptions
You should know actions and effects of these exception on container transactions
You should be able to identify the exceptions
Environment:
You should know about JNDI-ENC and resources you can get from it
Developers already taken exam can modify these to give better idea to new ones
Ashik Uzzaman
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I support the list you declared here. Nice initiative.


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Matthew Anderson
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Joined: Apr 18, 2003
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Yup, these are the stuff that one should know in order to take the exam.
Nice summary


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Gustavo Torreti
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Great summary indee.


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Syed AliRaza Zaidi
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Hi guys
Thanks for good response I think we should make some EJB Quick Refrence Manual and hope with help of one or two more ranchers I can go for it . Any ways it would probably more benefical for developers to revise ejb as quickly as possible without using specification which almost all developers don't want to use and Oriely book also has a lot of repition which is time consuming.
Gustavo Torreti
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Ready when you are, my friend.
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See ya!
Ricardo Polero Baraldi
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Me too!
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vedha siv
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Joined: Jan 17, 2003
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Hi Syed AliRaza Zaidi,
Just took the exam good to note your points, hope others will also follow the same.
Thanks
Ian A Butcher
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Joined: Jun 15, 2003
Posts: 2
quote: Syed AliRaza
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" I think we should make some EJB Quick Refrence Manual and hope with help" of one or two more ranchers I can go for it "
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I have one question ,Are you interested in a COMMERCIAL "refrence manual" or FREE online Notes like the ones for SCWCD EXAM?
We are also working on a book for SCBCD which should be in the market by the end of July 2003.

Regards,
Ian

MCS
SCJP 98%
SCJD 94%
SCWCD 100%
[ June 16, 2003: Message edited by: Ian A Butcher ]
Fisher Daniel
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Great notes...
thanks
daniel
Syed AliRaza Zaidi
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Hi Guys,
Its not some thing like online notes but a refrence manual just like XML Quick Refrence Book which is precise and straightforward.
Anwar Hossain
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Joined: May 29, 2002
Posts: 35
Hi Syed AliRaja
Nice doc for SCBCD Exam. Try to keep it up for future.
Thanks,
Md. Anwar Hossain
SCJP2,MCP
Syed AliRaza Zaidi
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Posts: 169
Hi guys I would like your comments on Idea of EJB Quick Refrence Book
Saurabh Banerjee
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Joined: Nov 13, 2001
Posts: 5
Syed,
I quick reference will be very useful. I hate the 572 page EJB spec! The EJB spec has lot of valuable details but it is not very user friendly specially if you want to prepare for a cert exam.
A concise handbook will be very valuable to lookup stuff and also to refresh our knowledge a day or two before the actual exam instead of reading the spec.
I have taken the exam. Your tips were valuable indeed!
If you are working on such a book I would be happy to help/pitch in!
Thanks! Saurabh
Syed AliRaza Zaidi
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Hi Saurabh,
I have started working on EJB Quick Refrence I would like your help from you and other developers
guyvincent
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Joined: Sep 21, 2002
Posts: 5
Hi Sayed,
Very good idea indeed
Best Regards from France
Guy
James Clinton
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Joined: Jun 23, 2003
Posts: 190
With regards to the original post.
Do exam takes only need to be aware of the "entity" bean life cycle or all the various bean life cycles.
Having very little experience of EJB programming I need to be very precise on what I revise for the exam.
Cheers,
Syed AliRaza Zaidi
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Posts: 169
Hi
You need to concenterate on life cycle of entity and Session Beans as Life Cycle of MDB closely ressembles life cycle of Stateless Session Bean.
As exam has 183 question It is covering every nook and corner of EJB Specification , there are some D&D's also from Life Cycle question Its better to memorize Sequence Diagrams
 
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