I've just passed the exam this morning. I answered 8 questions wrong.
Almost 50% of the questions were about JPA. Just 1 Drag&Drop question (I'm lucky because this type of question can't be reviewed!) 4 questions about Security (I failed 3: for me it was a difficult part of the exam).
I studied 1 year (only during free-time, at work). I used: - O'Reilly EJB3: Very good introduction to EJB3 - EJB3 Specs: my only reference - Enthuware Mock exam: Very good and close to the real exam
Many thanks to all of you: This javaranch forum was my best help !
Congrats once again but i guess you should have posted your result in the results forum.Please understand that JavaRanch has a seperate forum for results and this forum is exclusivly for the doubts and information regarding SCBCD Hope you understand Anyways Enjoy your success. Regards Jitendra
Benoit just one question did you read Mikalai Zaikin`s "SCBCD 5.0 Study guide" or just only the EJB Specs.
And did you do any practice codes.(EJB programs)
Benoît de Chateauvieux
Joined: Aug 10, 2007
Thanks for your messages. I didn't used "EJB in Action" because I needed only one book to read as introduction (and I choose O'Reilly because I know this editor and I have confidence). Then I used the specs directly as they are the reference and are really clear, well written and easy to understand. I think other books or notes (like Mikalai Zaikin) are just recompilations of the specs. I think they can be helpful but personally, when I understand the main line, I prefer study the details with the specs.
I work with EJB in my job and I wrote little examples (1 EJB + 1 Interface + 1 Client) to verify some points (exceptions, BMT MDB without commit, etc...)
Even i am preparing for the exam.Actually how was the exam level was it really tough or easy.And i downloaded all three spec.is it necessary to read all or just the core and persistence alone is sufficient.
Thanks in Advance SCJP. SCWCD SCBCD(preparing for it).
And for me, as I prepared it for one year, the exam was quite easy. I recommend the use of an exam simulator. It was really helpful and helped me acquire confidence: I went to the exam without stress. I used Enthuware's one.