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Passed SCBCD 5.0 with 86%

Benoît de Chateauvieux
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Hi All,

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 !


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Steven Young
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Joined: Apr 11, 2007
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Congratualations Beno�t,

Much deserved ! And many thanks for posting your answers to many questions posted on this forum. Very helpful.

What's next ? SCEA ?

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SCJP 1.4,SCWCD 1.4, SCBCD 5.0, SCDJWS 5.0, SCEA 5.0
Jitendra Jha
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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.

vitesse wei
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SCJP 5.0<br />SCWCD1.4<br />SCBCD5
Alim Atar
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Joined: Oct 06, 2006
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Hi Beno�t,

Many Congratulations

Hey you didn't used EJB in Action, Don't you feel you should use EJB in Action if you are using O'Reilly EJB3?

I am also using O'Reilly EJB3 and not EJB in Action so what you think is it sufficient? Or should i go for EJB in Action also.
Please Reply.

Thanks and Regards,


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nandy madhu

Joined: Apr 02, 2008
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Hi Benoit

Congrats !!!

You definitely deserve it ..

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)


Regards Nandy
Benoît de Chateauvieux
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Hi All,

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...)

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Moayad Abu Jaber
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Joined: Jan 15, 2008
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many congratulation.

Best Regards,
Moayad Abu Jaber
SCJP 5.0, SCWCD 1.4, SCBCD 5.0
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Congrats Benoit.

you have done a great job.

Even i am preparing for the exam.Actually how was the exam level was it really tough or easy.And i downloaded all three it necessary to read all or just the core and persistence alone is sufficient.

Thanks in Advance
SCBCD(preparing for it).
Damodar Mukherjee
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Joined: Mar 20, 2007
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SCJP 1.5, SCWCD 1.4, Next... SCBCD5
Benoît de Chateauvieux
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Hi latha selva,

You need to read only Core and Persistence Specs.

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.

Christophe Verré

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Success well deserved. Congratulations

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Ashok Kumar
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SCJP 1.5 -> SCWCD 5 -> ??
I agree. Here's the link:
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