I cleared SCBCD 5 with 88% yesterday . Questions were challenging and you must read the specs at least once to get through them without difficulty. Before the exam I hadn't touched EJB at all. I used the following for preparation:
1. EJB 3 in Action (only for introduction purposes) 2. EJB3 (excluding EJB 2.x stuff) specs & JPA specs - they are simply amazing 3. Enthuware Mocks - My scores were (69,62,75,82 & 66 in final exam)
There were no drag & drop type questions in the exam. I got 100% in all of the JPA sections while I lagged in the EJB 3 overview sections because I had not studied EJB 2.x related stuff.
It pinches to have not touched the magical figure of 90+, but I have no qualms since I gave my best shot in the exam. Thanks to all ranchers who helped me out with my doubts. You rock!
All the very best to those who are preparing. Please read the entire specs guys, you can easily score beyond 90%. Believe me!
Congratulations Nitin for your achievement. I would like to know what are the needed specification for the exam. I downloaded JSR-000220 Enterprise JavaBeans 3.0 Final Release (ejbcore), JSR-000220 Enterprise JavaBeans 3.0 Final Release (persistence) and JSR-000220 Enterprise JavaBeans 3.0 Final Release (simplified). Is there any additional specs available other than that?
For what concerns the specs, the simplified version is not needed. Moreover there are some chapters about EJB 2.1 that can be skipped (at least, based on my personal experience) [ July 16, 2008: Message edited by: Mirko Bonasorte ]
I am planning to write SCBD 5 in september.Kindly let me know the books which i have to start with.Do we need to read ejb 2 for scbd 5.0 exam.Kindly guide me .If you can give your contact number i will call you directly.
Nikhil - I have 2.5 total career experience and my next plan is ummm... well.. i am not so sure really. SCEA is in dreams but currently I want to learn some good frameworks. I am really keen to learn Wicket and Groovy.
Deepak - You don't need to read EJB 2.x for SCBCD 5. Please check the SCBCD 5 links for materials.
Hey guys, any suggestions on which framework is the best bet for the future in terms of web applications? I am really overwhelmed by the number of frameworks that are coming up. All seem nice.
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Originally posted by nitin pai: Hey guys, any suggestions on which framework is the best bet for the future in terms of web applications? I am really overwhelmed by the number of frameworks that are coming up. All seem nice.[/QB]
You can go for spring framework
Joined: Jul 06, 2008
regarding frameworks, I think EJB3 is future proof along with Hibernate for persistence, struts is evergreen and will always be there.
Apart frm these JSF has picked up really well lately and its giving struts some competition.
I would not learn Groovy for the sake of professional culture. Groovy is very interesting and I like it, but as far as I know it isn't used much in enterprise applications.
I am not sure if Struts will always be there, but it is probably the most applied framework out there. It is small and easy to learn. Struts is thus asked a lot on job listings.
I would advise Spring though. Spring is a whole different story. Spring is the largest framework outside of J2EE (in functionality). It is pretty much an alternative to the J2EE. Spring has it's own Struts look alike included. Subjects as dependency injection and AOP will require you to rethink software development. This is very good for your professional culture.
Read JSF or adobe flex instead if you want to know how to develop web interfaces quickly. [ July 18, 2008: Message edited by: E Lievaart ]