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L Singh
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Joined: Jan 09, 2004
Posts: 15
Hi friends
Today I passed SCJD and I am planning to take SCBCD exam. Someone please tell me how to start the preparation.
Rgds
LP
Keith Rosenfield
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Joined: Nov 25, 2003
Posts: 277
Hey L:
Originally posted by L Singh:
Hi friends
Today I passed SCJD and I am planning to take SCBCD exam. Someone please tell me how to start the preparation.
Rgds
LP

Congratulations on passing the SCJD. I plan on taking it eventually. I welcome any pointers you could give me on passing it.
I am currently preparing for the SCBCD exam as well. I own Headfirst EJB by Sierra and Bates and highly recommend it. It explains ejb in an entertaining and comprehensive way. Kathy Sierra is one of the moderaters of this forum and she will promptly answer any questions you may have. Another book that is often recommended is Enterprise Javabeans by Monson-Haefel although I have not read it myself.
Check out the SCBCD links at the top of main SCBCD forum page. It's includes among other great resources, a link to the spec. I recommend referring to this as you are reading Headfirst. I'm currently reading the spec and I recommend doing this, although it is tedious, if you want to get a high score. You don't have to know everthing in the spec. Check out http://www.coderanch.com/t/157584/java-EJB-SCBCD/certification/Things-you-do-NOT-know
EJB is somewhat complicated, so don't expect it to click right away. After reading Headfirst and the spec I am still cloudy on some concepts. I intend to read both a second time.
This forum is one of your greatest resources. I recommend reading through the previous threads posted here. Also, don't hesitate to pose your own questions here.
Hope this helps set you on the right path.
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L Singh
Greenhorn

Joined: Jan 09, 2004
Posts: 15
Thank you very much your help.
I have posted my score, my preparation in the Certification Results section.
I will paste the same here for you.
I strongly recommend taking SCJD. It has surely increased my confidence.
Now I am gearing up to take SCBCD in two months time
Rgds
LP
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Hi friends
My long wait for SCJD result is finally over.
My preparation included the following books and links:
SCJD Exam with J2SE 1.4 - Mehran Habibi
The book is very good and i highly recommend it for SCJD.
Java Developer's Handbook - Philip Heller
This book is also very good.
www.javaworld.com
The articles by Allan on threading are very good
www.javaranch.com
Without javaranch it was impossible for me to pass this exam. Thanks to the explanations given by Philip, Andrew, Ken, and many more.
Last but not the least i used softSCJD simulator to gain confidence. It was of great help in writing the locking and search code and in writing the design decisions. Though i did not use it extensively, I thank them for giving me the simulator for review.
It is time to do some EJB
Rgds
LP
SCJP,SCJD
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Ryan Fernandes
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Joined: Dec 11, 2003
Posts: 86
Hi,
I'd get a copy of 'Enterprise Beans' - Richard Monson-Haefel if I were you.
Its compliments HF-EJB very well.
A small tip: See that you know the Appendix A and B like the back of your hand. I just passed the BCD with 95%; used these 2 books extensively for my prep.
Cheers,
Ryan


Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth. -Albert Einstein, physicist, Nobel laureate (1879-1955)
Ken Boyd
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Joined: Dec 10, 2003
Posts: 329
Thanks for your info Ryan.


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