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New on the BCD5.0 track - NEED HELP !

Niranjan Deshpande
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Hi all,

I have started studying for the BCD5.0

I started reading the Willey's book that is available as a free download from this link EJB3.0. I read the first two chapters and as instructed in the intial part of the book, I also read the appendix A on JNDI and RMI. Now to start the third chapter from the book. But the book is somewhat complicated.

Then I had a look at the Oreilly's EJB3.0 book. I found this book a good read, but I read on this forum that this book is good for general knowledge but not good for the specy part of the exam.

I have heard a lot from a membed of this forum, that the EJB3.0 in Action book by Mannung is the best. I will get the book from my library soon.

Any comments on what i said? Am I going right? Which book has all the topics covered ? Can anyone give me the READs and DONT READs sections from this book, I being a newbie yet not sure which things are in the BCD5.0, even if the objectvies are with me.

Please let me know, thanks in advance.


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Christophe Verré
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Which book has all the topics covered ?

I think that you already have enough material. I don't think that any book has all topics covered yet. So you'll have to do a bit of digging yourself too. After reading your books, you could go through each exam topic, using Mikalai Zaikin's SCBCD 5.0 Guide.
If you're still struggling, and if you're not in a hurry, Head First EJB is a great read. Ok, it's aimed at SCBCD1.3, but what's inside still holds. No annotations, no JPA, no WebService..., but it will give you a good feel on how beans, transactions, exceptions, roles... work, and also it will show you what kind of questions you may expect at the exam.


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Niranjan Deshpande
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Hi Christophe,

Thanks for the reply. Yesterday I read the BCD Wall of the Fame, it was nice reading the experinces that peoople share. Will the following suffice -

1. Oreilly book ( people say it's good for starters )
2. EJB in Action ( i have heard from a Rancher that this book is the best )
3. MZs notes. ( covers specs also )
4. EJB HFSJ (to read stuff as told by you Christophe)

The above books will be the primary reference materials. To add on that I have heard that people do read the book by Apress etc etc.

Please let me know
Christophe Verré
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Up to now, a lot of ranchers seem to use O'Reilly's book, Mikalai's notes and some mocks. It's a good idea to read the Wall Of Fame as you did. Personnally, I'm going to try using EJB In Action instead of O'Reilly, as I already have it.
Joe Harry
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Hi Niranjan,

From my experience, I feel that EJB 3 in Action would be the starting point and after you finish the first 10 chapters from this book, you can take the O'Reilly's book for a detailed look. I've planned it this way.


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Niranjan Deshpande
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Ok...so need to do the Willey Book ??

I am yet to get the EJB In Action Book. Hope I get it soon.

by that time is it fine if i continue reading the Orielly book?
 
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