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SCBCD preperation.

Kumar Shanmugam
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Joined: May 14, 2004
Posts: 29
Dear Seema and Valentin,
Do I need to have prior experience in EJB to write SCBCD?

Also I am planning to write SCWCD.Do I need to add SCBCD also in my certification path as I am targetting Architect exam.

Please let me know.

Siva.


Kumar Shanmugam,<br />Atlanta, USA.
Richard Green
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Joined: Aug 25, 2005
Posts: 536
No, I dont think you need prior experience in EJB to write SCBCD. In my case, I have 4.5 years experience working in JSPs and Servlets. Sometime last year, I applied for a job that required EJB knowledge in its required skill sets. So, I went and bought a EJB book from the market. I dont want to mention the book name but I found it really boring and it was confusing.

The interview was just 1 week away and I had to learn EJB within the limited timeframe. Then I went to the market again, looking for a better EJB book. I saw Kathy & Bert's 'Head First EJB'. Having used their 'Head First Servlets and JSP' before, I knew that I can count on them. I bought the book and finished it in one week and I absolutely loved that book. Needless to say, there were many EJB questions in the interview and I performed well (Thanks again to K and B).

So, I got the job and I am doing EJB3 work for the past 3 months.. I didn't want to take the exam because the exam was based on EJB2.0. But one part of my brain kept saying 'Hey., c'mon you spent x amount of dollars buying the book. So why dont you spend xx more dollars and get the damn certificate?"..
I asked my employer and he was willing to sponser for the exam, so I thought "Hey, why not?"...

Thats my story.. I am taking the exam on Sep 6. fingers crossed.
[ August 29, 2006: Message edited by: Lynette Dawson ]

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Christophe Verré
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Lynette,

Come on, do us a favor, spit out the name of that filthy book

I've also bought HFEJB and ready to dive into it.
You're already working on Ejb3 ? That's a great opporunity to understand it better, isn't it.
Good luck for September's exam.

PS:
Kathy and Bert are not married, so it's not Mr and Mrs Bates


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Kumar Shanmugam
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Joined: May 14, 2004
Posts: 29
Lynette,
Thanks for your valuable reply.

I do buy the HF EJB book, but now i am in the path of studying for SCWCD.

I know all the concepts of EJB, but never worked on a live project.

Once again thanks for your timely reply.
Kumar Shanmugam
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Joined: May 14, 2004
Posts: 29
Also I am planning to write SCWCD.Do I need to add SCBCD also in my certification path as I am targetting Architect exam.

Please I do need answer for the above...
Richard Green
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Posts: 536
Originally posted by Satou kurinosuke:
Lynette,

Come on, do us a favor, spit out the name of that filthy book

I've also bought HFEJB and ready to dive into it.
You're already working on Ejb3 ? That's a great opporunity to understand it better, isn't it.Good luck for September's exam.

yeah EJB3 and JSF1.1


PS:
Kathy and Bert are not married, so it's not Mr and Mrs Bates

oops. my bad..
[ August 29, 2006: Message edited by: Lynette Dawson ]
cheenu Dev
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Joined: Nov 13, 2005
Posts: 276
hi kumar there is no need for you to take scbcd for scea.
(no prerequisites needed for scea..even scjp not required)
but if you do it will help you as some objectives for scea also covers ejb.

you can better ask this in scea forum as we are not well versed in scea.

and for dawson..good luck for your scbcd.
[ August 29, 2006: Message edited by: cheenu Dev ]

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Kumar Shanmugam
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Joined: May 14, 2004
Posts: 29
Thanks for your reply cheenu.

I will post this in SCEA forum.

Richard Green
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Joined: Aug 25, 2005
Posts: 536
passed the bloody scbcd exam with 90% - questions were pretty straight forward (no-brainer) and i finished the exam in 35 min. I should have spent some time reviewing my answers, but anyway.. 90 is decent score i guess.
cheenu Dev
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Joined: Nov 13, 2005
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HYE..dawson you should have started a new thread...
why here..
anyway congrats!!!
whats next..and about your experience.?
Richard Green
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Joined: Aug 25, 2005
Posts: 536
SCJD (in progress - URLybird 1.2.1)

Thats the next one on my list. I almost completed the project but I am not entirely satisfied with it, so I am gonna redo it from scratch.
Ramasubbhu Allur Kuppusamy
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Joined: Sep 16, 2005
Posts: 120
Lynette,

Congratulations. Quickfire 90....


Regards,<br />Ram.<br />SCJP 1.4
Govinda Attal
Greenhorn

Joined: Sep 07, 2006
Posts: 8
Hello All,

I passed SCBCD with 98%.
When I started I had no information of EJB. Not even plain Java Beans.
I chewed "Head First book (by kathy and bert)" and glossed over few pages of "EJB 2.0 specification document", if and only if they were mentioned in
this book.

Also I would like to highlight a website "ejbcertificate.com".
From preparation to examination it took me straight 3 weeks.
This book rocks!

I am now on my way to SCWCD!(Only beacuse Head First have published a book for this certification)

Govinda Attal,
SCBCD(98%), SCJP(95%).

Off the path / No Dumb Questions
Q. Why Head First wallahs have not yet come up with a book for SCDJWS?
Ans. Don't Know :-(
Charlie A
Greenhorn

Joined: Apr 17, 2005
Posts: 19
Congrats Govinda.. 98% Rocking..


When the world says, "Give up,"<br />Hope whispers, "Try it one more time."
Govinda Attal
Greenhorn

Joined: Sep 07, 2006
Posts: 8
Thanks Charlie!
Jiafan Zhou
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Joined: Sep 28, 2005
Posts: 192

lol


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