This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
After much thought I have decided on giving SCBCD 5 examination. 1st because I do not have any prior experience working on EJBs so start with the latest and 2nd to keep up with the latest.
But, there is no HF series for EJB 3.0 (SCWCD 5) which is a bit sad I have zeroed in on three books which seems to be the best found in this forum as well as other sources for EJB 3.0
1. Pro EJB3 Java Persistence API 2. Mastering EJB 3.0 4th Edition 3. OReilly Enterprise JavaBeans 3.0 5th Edition
Can you people suggest from your experiences which one of the books is the best to pass the exam with decent score. I have around 2 months preparation time and would not like to refer to many books. One or at the max 2 books.
You'll have some feelings and you'll see something that also WORKS in practice.
Then, start with this book: "Pro EJB3 Java Persistence API" Read this one carefully, make notes. This is a VERY GOOD book. It won't cover everything for the exam, but start with this one! It will help your understanding a lot!
After this one I would go for "OReilly Enterprise JavaBeans 3.0 5th Edition". At this level you should write also your own EJBs, Interceptors etc.
After this, use Mikalai Zaikin's study guide ( http://java.boot.by/scbcd5-guide/ ) to cover the rest what is missing from the books above! Of course, search engines are also your friends!