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which book is better ?

 
Tawfeeq Moumen
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Hi friends
I'm planning to study for SCBCD and I'm looking for a book to help me in that
so, Could please help me to choose the proper book ?
I've already seen these two books

SCBCD Exam Study Kit : Java Business Component Developer Certification for EJB
and
Head First EJB (Brain-Friendly Study Guides; Enterprise JavaBeans)

I need your valuable comments

thanks in advance
Regards
 
Mahara J
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Both are good book. i am following both.First 3 chapters in head first is little bit draggy.But they explained the concept very well.
It helps to understand the basic concepts which pictures.you won't get bored while reading Head first.

SCBCD study kit is short and quick. I feel, this book ease the revision.
 
Vinh Hoang
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I agree with Jo. Both books are good. I've found SCBCD Exam Study KIt to the point (quick) but still comprehensive, and very cohesive...It tells a continuous story..no hopping from topic to topic...and no jargon thrown on you without explaining it...
 
Jesus Angeles
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hi,

i havent seen the other book, but the hf ejb book is okay. you will usually fall asleep with a 600-page book. but this one keeps you awake. what more, it is written by some of the creators of the real exam; so they would know what to put in the book for us.

regards,
jesus
 
Mahara J
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Hi,
If you are comfortable with EJB 2.0 specification , you can read specification.you can download it from

https://jsecom16k.sun.com/ECom/EComActionServlet;jsessionid=E2864F4F3338D31A4EA93001ABE4F38B

Specification and objective mapping :
EJB Overview
1.1 -> 1.2, 2.1, 2.3
1.2 -> 24.2
1.3 -> 24.1.2
1.4 -> 25 + *'s responsibilities sections all over the spec
1.5 -> 23.3
Client View of a Session Bean
2.1 -> 6.2.1, 6.3
2.2 -> 6.5
Session Bean Component Contract
3.1 -> 7.4, 7.5.1, 7.5.5, 7.9.1
3.2 -> 7.4.1, 7.7.5
3.3 -> 7.5.1, 7.5.2, 7.5.3
3.4 -> 7.6, 7.7, 7.8, 7.9
3.5 -> 7.10, 7.11
3.6 -> 7.10.2, 7.10.5, 7.10.6, 7.10.3, 7.10.4, 7.10.7, 7.10.8
Session Bean Lifecycle
4.1 -> 7.6, 7.8
4.2 -> 7.6.1, 7.8.2
4.3 -> 7.6.3
Client View of an Entity
5.1 -> 9.5, 9.6, 9.4.1
5.2 -> 9.10
5.3 -> 9.9
5.4 -> 9.5, 9.6
Component Contract for Container-managed Persistence (CMP)
6.1 -> 10.3, 10.3.1
6.2 -> 10.3.2, 10.3.4
6.3 -> 10.3.6, 10.3.7, 10.3.8
6.4 -> 10.3.13
6.5 -> 10.3.13
6.6 -> 10.6
CMP Entity Bean Lifecycle
7.1 -> 10.5
7.2 -> 10.5.2, 10.6
7.3 -> 10.5.3, 10.7
Entity Beans
8.1 -> 10.5.4
8.2 -> 10.8, 10.3.5
EJB-QL
9.1 -> 11.2.6, 11.2.7, 11.2.8
9.2 -> 11.3
9.3 -> 11.2.7.5, 11.2.7.7, 11.2.7.8, 11.2.7.9, 11.2.7.10, 11.2.7.11
Message-Driven Bean Component Contract
10.1 -> 15.3, 15.5
10.2 -> 15.4
10.3 -> 15.4.3
10.4 -> 15.7, 15.8
Transactions
11.1 -> 17.2, 17.3.1, 17.3.3, 17.3.4
11.2 -> 17.4, 17.7.4
11.3 -> 17.4.1, 17.6.2, 17.6.3
11.4 -> 17.6.1, 17.6.2, 17.6.3
Exceptions
12.1 -> 18
12.2 -> 18.2, 18.3
12.3 -> 18.2, 18.3.1, 18.3.2, 18.4
12.4 -> 18.2, 18.3
12.5 -> 18.4
Entreprise Bean Environment
13.1 -> 20.2
13.2 -> 20.2, 20.3, 20.4
13.3 -> 20.2, 20.3, 20.4, 20.5
Security Management
14.1 -> 21.2.5.3, 21.3.1, 21.3.2, 21.3.3, 21.4.2
14.2 -> 21.2, 21.3, 21.4, 21.6, 21.7, 22.1, 22.2, 22.3, 22.4
14.3 -> 21.2.5
14.4 -> 21.2.5.3, 21.3, 21.4.2, 21.4.3, 22.3

It is the best source for SCBCD.
All the Best
 
Mark Spritzler
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"Tawfeeq"-
Welcome to the JavaRanch! Please adjust your displayed name to meet the

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You can change it

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Thanks! and welcome to the JavaRanch!

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Amit Tyagi@Gateway
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I think beside reading these books you should also have a look on EJB specification before going for a exam.
 
Tawfeeq Moumen
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thanks alots guys for your valuable help

I think I will go with Head First book according to your comments and my needs

We want to encourage use of real names as much as possible here, so please don't undermine that goal.


thank you Mr.Mark Spritzler for your welcome , but "Tawfeeq" is my real name

Regards
 
Ko Ko Naing
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Originally posted by Tawfeeq:

thank you Mr.Mark Spritzler for your welcome , but "Tawfeeq" is my real name


So don't you have any surname or lastname? It is a strict policy of the Ranch to have a display name with Firstname<space>Lastname. Thanks.
 
Vipin Kapoor
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I think SCBCD Exam Study Kit is the best deal in the town. Of course you have to figure it out for yourself acccording to your taste.
 
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