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Passed SCBCD 5 98%

Prashant Padmanabhan

Joined: Dec 13, 2007
Posts: 9
Yes.. that's right..
I passed the SCBCD 5.0 exam today having attained 60/61 correct 98%.
And like a good citizen of the open source java community, here's my success code.

Preparation Time and Methodology:
  • Just more than 1 month
  • I bought and read O'reilly Enterprise Java Bean 3.0
  • Once I got my basics correct, I read the EJB 3.0 Simplified API specs.
  • Then moved on to EJB 3.0 core specs a few chapters later switched to SCBCD 5.0 Study Guide by Mikalai Zaikin.

  • (I chose to refer all three Core specs, MZ guide, and O'reilly's book. Lot of it made sense this way.)
  • Had Netbeans setup with Glassfish for practice.

  • I had glanced through Manning EJB 3 in Action, Mastering EJB 4th ed, Pro EJB 3 JPA. (5 to 6 chapters from each of them) some time back.
    Personally you don't need to refer lot of books.
    But reading the same text over and over such as the specs will certainly help you. It helped me!

    Last six days before the real stuff, I tried my hands at a few mock exams.
    Final 3 days read all chapters from MZ Guide per day!! Kept referring the Core Specs when in doubt.

    Well that's how I went about it.

    Thank you Mikalai, your guide certainly saved me lot of time.
    And thanks a lot Bill Burke for having authored a wonderful book.

    "Your friendly neighborhood coder"
    SCBCD 5 98%
    SCJP 5 95%

    Mikalai Zaikin
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    Joined: Jun 04, 2002
    Posts: 3322
    Great job, Prashant !

    Congratulations !

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    arulk pillai
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    Joined: May 31, 2007
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    Congrats and keep applying what you had learnt.

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    Joe Harry
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    Joined: Sep 26, 2006
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    Amazing score. Congrats!

    Thanks for sharing your experience.

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    Prashant Padmanabhan

    Joined: Dec 13, 2007
    Posts: 9
    Thanks for the wishes everyone.

    Congrats and keep applying what you had learnt.

    Definitely! Lucky for me that I'm working on my 2nd EJB Project
    Surely this certification ride, will come in handy in real implementations.

    Vishwanathan Nagarajan
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    Joined: Jan 28, 2009
    Posts: 37
    Hey, thats a cool score

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