This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
hi all finally i have cleared the exam with 94%. I would like to thank all fellow ranchers and ofcourse the people behind HFSJ,Enthuware and Mr. Peabody for his wonderful notes.
Here's my story: I have 1.5 years of experience and had mainly worked on maintainence and enhancement projects with Core Java and EJB. After marriage I had to relocate and finding a new job here became very difficult for me because everyone needed jsp/servlet skills. I could not believe that my 1.5 yrs exp was not at all helping. After failing a couple of interviews I finally decided to do this certification to make up for my Servlet,JSP skills. I studied for about 1.5 month and my material included HFSJ,Guide my Hanumant Deskhmukh and JSP/Servlet specs. Once I felt a bit confident I took mock exams-J2EEcertificate.com, marcus green,JDiscuss. I bought Enthuware and score around 81-93 in th 8 exams. Yesterday, I finally took the coffee cram exam from HFSJ2 but failed ..
For all fellow ranchers who are still preparing I would suggest please go through JDiscuss and J2EECertificate sites and do buy the enthuware kit. They provide a lot of varaiety of questions and to my surprise I actually found 2-3 questions almost identical to those on these sites. The exam questions werenot very difficult although sometimes the options were too close. Design pattern questions were very confusing..although I scored 100% there. Well thats all from my side now. Will keep coming back to this site time & again.(This is actually my homepage!!)
Now I will get back to my job hunting, hopefully should find one soon now.