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nandan johri
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Hi I yesterday cleared scwcd with 70% marks although i am dissapointed with the %.I was seriously targeting 90% and even found the exam to the simple but dont know what went wrong.I was not able to revise well as had lot of work in office .Anyway I prepared from HF book only . Read it thrice.Scored 68% in mock exam.Thanks a lot for the team of HF for such a wonderful book .

Need advise from fellow ranchers about what next.scbcd?.should i go for the old version or the new one??
Deepak Bala
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Congrats !

The new SCBCD exam wont be out for atleast a few months. You cant prepare for the beta exam which is to be held in a months time either, since you ll have to go through a lot of specs. Go for the one that will help your work life. If your project uses EJB 3.0 wait up for the new exam.


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Siddharth Purandare
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Joined: Nov 13, 2006
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Hi Nandan,

Firstly CONGRATULATIONS for the achievement. Don't get disappointed!!! Well I was just wondering even after preparation and also your exam went well as you said, have you reviewed the marksheet where you score less marks i.e. in which section. Was that relevent to what you experienced during the exam? Kindly share your preparation methodology like mocks, total preparation time and all.

Again CONGRATULATION and CHEERS!!!


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Pallavi Roy
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Joined: Jun 01, 2006
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Hi Nandan,

First of all congrats.Just a simple questions what's important is that did you give it your best shot.And with the work pressure you managed to score 70%.
Just reflect back you would have learnt so many things and become stronger in JSP & Servlet context.

Keep up the good work and your spirits.
Also share you preparation methods.

Best Regards,
Pallavi


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Dinuka Arsakularatne
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nice score... congrats


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Celinio Fernandes
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congratulations !
what kind of questions did you get ? on which topics ?
let us know, thanks !


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Mikalai Zaikin
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Congratz !


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Sreeraj G Harilal
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congratulations !


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Christophe Verré
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Congratulations


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Rohitt Vermaa
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Congratz... Can You tell me the mock tests you attended? How long you prepared for this exam and your experience in j2ee.


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nandan johri
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i prepared mainly from HFSJ only ... did consult some other books for topics i was not comfortable with.Did a lot of free mock exams on the net.Some of the questions in those arer perhaps outdated but rest are very good.Mikalai's Zaikin notes are ery helpful.
It took me a little over 3 months for pre but i could not maintain a consistent time schedule due to my work.Some days i used to study for 5-6 hrs and sometimes there was a gap of many days.That was one real bad mistake but was unfortunately unavoidable.then diwali festival also came in and i had to go home.

If you have decent time i think 2 months - evry day 2-3 hrs study is sufficient.
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Siddharth Purandare
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Hi Nandan,

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Thanks in advance.
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Bert Bates
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Congrats Nandan,

Remember that the SCWCD is maybe the hardest of the Java certifications - your score is quite good!

As far as the SCBCD is concerned, I can tell you what we talked about while we were creating the exam. We decided that the new exam would overlap only a small amount with the old exam. We expect that the old exam will be around for a long time. The main idea is that if a developer's company is using pre-EJB 3.0's they might stay at that version for a long time and so we hope that the older certification will be useful. If, on the other hand, a developer's company is moving to the new spec, then the new cert. would be more appropriate.

Another way of looking at this is that if you're certified in EJB 3, you might not have any idea how to work in a pre-EJB 3 environment. Obviously the old exam couldn't predict or prepare you for the EJB 3 world, but in a similar vein, the new exam will NOT prepare you for working in a EJB 2.x world.

hth,

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nandan johri
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[talk of illegal material removed - Marc Peabody]

regarding ejb ... bert thanks a lot for the advise but dont you think most of the companies would be shifting to ejb 3 for development work and work for ejb 2 would become confined to maintainance and support work for applications till they are replaced with ejb 3 ??
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Bert Bates
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Hi Nandan,

No one can know for sure. The exam creation team thought that there would be a lot of companies that won't shift to EJB 3 for a long time. If you are looking for a job, it could be a hard call to make. If you have a job, then you should be able to determine your company's transition plan.


I guess the bottom line is that we 'speculate' that there will be a lot of pre-EJB 3 development going on for a long time.
Sayak Banerjee
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Hey!!! Congrats man!!
Keep up the good work...


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