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Done with SCBCD5

uday ogra
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Joined: Jul 03, 2007
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Hi all

I gave my scbcd5 today and secured 93%......these are the steps I followed:

step1: Enterprise JavaBeans, chapters 1 to took around 12 days(around 3 hours per day plus some office time also)

step2: straightaway jumped to enthuware to check where do I stand....did the questions chapter wise so as to judge myself in each area.....hardly got 20% questions right....most of them were bouncers for me...but now i realized where should i concentrate next time i read any book(took 4 time only)

step3: The most important step.....Read Mikalai Zaikin's SCBCD 5.0 Guide....its a must for dis exam...either go through the specifications or read his notes...but i think the 2nd option is much much better(took 3 time plus 2 hours at home).....Thanks alot I will be using your scdjws guide also....

step4: went back to Enterprise JavaBeans, it again...(around 5 days)

step5: did enthuware again...dis time got around 75% correct....improved all ma concepts....(3 days)

step6: went to prometric centre and gave the exam.....the whole process took around 30 days(around 3 hrs per day at home plus office hours)

These were the steps I followed...might not suit everybody....

I would like to add I dint have any prior knowledge of EJBs...knew just few concepts of EJB 2.1....but I had a good hands on and experience in spring and hibernate that helped me a next target is SCDJWS....cheers
[ March 18, 2008: Message edited by: Christophe Verre ]

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Chaminda Amarasinghe
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My congratulations, Its really very good score..

Can you tell how you read a book in 12 days (12 * 3 hrs)

I also want to learn that

Mikalai Zaikin
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Hey ! Congratulations !!!

Glad to know my SCBCD 5 guide helped.


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kumarsp kumar
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Joined: Feb 13, 2008
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Congratulations....Thats a great score...Can you please tell the book name that you have referred.
Collins Mbianda
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Joined: Aug 11, 2007
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Congrats uday !!!
Great job, and thanks for sharing your experience with us

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Vassili Vladimir
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Joined: Mar 08, 2007
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Thanks for sharing your experience


Vassili ...
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Ashwini Ghamandi
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Joined: Jun 01, 2006
Posts: 74
Congratulations !!!

Thank you for sharing your experience.

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Joe Harry
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Congratulations on your SCBCD 5!

Thanks for sharing your experience. I think I'm going to follow your pattern.

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Alim Atar
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Joined: Oct 06, 2006
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Hi Uday,
Great Score .. many congratulations.
Thanks for sharing your experience.


Paul Michael
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Great score! Congratulations. Any tips on how to study (in general) that FAST?

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Anirban Basu
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Joined: Sep 14, 2005
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Congratulations. A great score man.

Anirban<br /> <br />SCJP 1.4, SCWCD 5, SCBCD 5
uday ogra
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Joined: Jul 03, 2007
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well i think it will b much more than 12*3 hours as you dint include office i am on bench right now so I utilized most of my office hours also.....n as i had told I have been working on hibernate and spring tecnology for last 8 months so that helped me a last year also i had studied for scbcd1.3 for around 5 6 days and dn I skipped the plan.....overall I gave my as much time as possible to this certification for last 30 days and henceforth cleared it in such a short span....

by d way Ishara Amarasinghe is a nice bowler

Originally posted by Chaminda Amarasinghe:
My congratulations, Its really very good score..

Can you tell how you read a book in 12 days (12 * 3 hrs)

I also want to learn that


An Sush
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Joined: Jan 17, 2007
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Where can I find Mikalai Zaikin's notes?
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An, check the links.

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