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Alexander V Fahrmann
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Joined: Jan 16, 2008
Posts: 22
That is 54/61.
Hi, ranchers!

I was given the "Examination Score Report" by Prometric today, which
states that I had passed the exam having answered correctly for 54 questons out of 61.

Maybe, my preparation details could not be used as a guideline for success
(due to the relatively low pass score as well as for the too long time
it took (5 months)) but, in compliance with the heritage/traditions of
this forum, here are them:

1. I used the Panda's "EJB 3 in action" book as the jamping-off point
into the EJB 3.0 world (I strongly recomend to use (not only read) it:
sample code/application which is shipped with it is of really priceless help;
furhtermore, when I started the preparation I had made decision to develop
a lot of sample applications in order to understand the EJB 3.0 technology
better (maybe, that is it why my learning was so long) - and sometimes
the "Auction Bazaar" application helped me to understand why my code
does not work properly);
2. Read the specs + MZ's notes (continuing development of sample applications
testing newly discover aspects/features of the technology);
3. Enthuware mock tests helped me to identify areas that need improvement.

Software used: Ant, Eclipse, GlassFish, MySQL, Toplink.

I would like to thank all participants of this forum.

P.S.: Surprisenly, I flopped on "EJB 3.0 Overview" section (only 66%) -
so be aware: it seems that the simplest section is of most danger.
[ September 26, 2008: Message edited by: Alexander V Fahrmann ]

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Karnati Sudhakar
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Joined: Aug 26, 2008
Posts: 270

Fahrmann,

Congrats on clearing SCBCD.Nice score yaar.
I have one question I am reading EJB 3 in Action

1) Should i learn all the chapters in the book for the exam?
2) How did you practice the examples in the book? I mean those are ant build projects,so when you practiced those examples you didn't use the IDE?
I am practicing those examples in Netbeans but i feel as the projects are built in Ant i am not able to use Netbeans.

Thanks
Sudhakar


Regards
Sudhakar
Alexander V Fahrmann
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Joined: Jan 16, 2008
Posts: 22
Hi, Karnati Sudhakar.

1. I read only chapters: 1-11 and 14.1.
2. I used Eclipse to navigate (only) through sample applications
shipped with the book; compile, pack, deploy, execute, .. - in order to
execute those tasks I used the ant scripts.
Karnati Sudhakar
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Joined: Aug 26, 2008
Posts: 270

compile, pack, deploy, execute, .. - in order to
execute those tasks I used the ant scripts.


so you did all these things in the Command Prompt..You did not use Eclipse to Compile and run all thse tasks right?

Thanks for your reply.

Regards,
Sudhakar
Alexander V Fahrmann
Greenhorn

Joined: Jan 16, 2008
Posts: 22
Originally posted by Karnati Sudhakar:


so you did all these things in the Command Prompt..You did not use Eclipse to Compile and run all thse tasks right?


right.
saqib sarwar
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Joined: Mar 30, 2007
Posts: 77


Congrats



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Joe Harry
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Congratulations. Thanks for sharing your experience!


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prach Gupta
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Joined: Jun 04, 2008
Posts: 10
Hi
I have started learning EJB 3.0.I have opened up O'reilly.I have read pople talking about MZ's notes.What are these?Can you guide me through?
Christophe Verré
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Joined: Nov 24, 2005
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Congratulations

I have read pople talking about MZ's notes.What are these?

You'll find Mikalai Zaikin's SCBCD 5.0 Guide here.


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