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I cleared my SCBCD 5.0 exam with 96%

Vishwanathan Nagarajan
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Hi All,

I cleared my SCBCD 5.0 certification yesterday and scored 96%

Just wanted to throw some light on what I prepared and how I managed to get that score.

I had practical work experience with coding in Servlets (listeners and filters), Hibernate, Spring, EJB 2.0 (stateless session bean, entity bean, MDB/JMS), actually these are the features that you can find, which are added as well in EJB 3.0 other that few other things like Annotations, etc., which were not there in EJB 2.0.

So before starting the actual preparation for the certification, I had some background knowledge of what is in EJB 3.0. As I had exposure to the above technologies it helped me while preparing for SCBCD 5.0.

My actual preparation for the exam was for 1.5 months, as I had no other choice, my voucher was about to expire today which I saw only 1.5 months back. My major part of the preparation was from Mikalai Zaikin study guide for SCBCD 5.0, which I read thoroughly.

A ton thanks to Mikalai Zaikin for preparing this guide. It covered each and every exam objective separately. It's almost like a single stop shop for this exam.

Other than this study guide, I visited many links which I just googled based on every exam topic, wherever I wanted more explanation. Other than this I did a quick glance of Orielly for EJB 3.0. I practiced coding using JBOSS plug-in in Eclipse.

That's about my preparation, I am really glad to have scored 96%


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Remko Strating
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Congrats ...



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Paul Michael
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Superb score! Congratulations.


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Vishwanathan Nagarajan
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Paul and Remko,

Thanks.

If anyone in this forum needs any help to prepare for SCBCD 5.0, please feel free to reach out to me, I am ready to help.
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Congrats !!!

Glad to know my SCBCD 5.0 guide helped.

regards,
MZ


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Congrats!


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Congrats Vishwanathan

Great Score


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congratulations....great score


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Vishwanathan Nagarajan
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Hi All,

Thanks everyone for your appreciation .
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Congrats and keep up the good work.


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congrats!!


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Amit Suresh Pawar
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That's Great Score........................

Congrats...................


Which book you prefer for SCBCD5.0
I want help from you, because my voucher is going to expired at Feb 28.
So please help me...............




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Vishwanathan Nagarajan
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Amit Suresh Pawar wrote:That's Great Score........................

Congrats...................


Which book you prefer for SCBCD5.0
I want help from you, because my voucher is going to expired at Feb 28.
So please help me...............




Hi Amit,

Thanks.

You can start with O'reilly EJB 3.0 book, just have the objectives for SCBCD 5.0 from sun side by side when you prepare for the exam. When you go through the book just stick to the objectives of the exam, take each exam objective and read according to that, coz if you have had time say like 4-5 months i would suggest you to read all the chapters and practice it by coding as well, but since you have hardly 1 month to go, just skip the rest of the book and stick to exam objectives only.

There are some of the exam objectives which are not covered in O'reilly book, for which refer to EJB 3 in Action. When you do not understand any of the exam objectives from these books, google the exam objectives, there are lot of good links, which I read too, which provide a much better undestanding.

And last but not the least, even if you do not have time to read all the objectives from the above said books, do not forget to go through Mikalai Zaikin's SCBCD 5.0 study guide before going for the exam. As I earlier said in this topic, since the study guide is organized according to each objective of the exam, and since it is full of pointers than long theories, it would be very helpfu in the exam.

If you study on a daily basis, you should get through SCBCD 5.0 by Feb 28th. All the very best

Let me know how things goes.
Amandeep Singh
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Hey Viswa,

Can you let me know the scores you scord in Enthuware?

And how many times you repeated your tests and what was the score ?


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sundarakannan durairaj
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congratulations on your achievement , do you have the E- book that you have said you prepared with
Vishwanathan Nagarajan
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Amandeep Singh wrote:Hey Viswa,

Can you let me know the scores you scord in Enthuware?

And how many times you repeated your tests and what was the score ?


I repeated the tests for 4 times. My top score was, 84%, but after taking the test for the last time, I did some more amount of preparation as well, I did not have time to take the test again after my final preparation, I rather revisited all the docs before going for the exam. That helped me in the exam. But yeah as said by others in this forum, when you take the test in Enthuware after your final preparation before your real exam, it would be as equal to your actual score in the real exam.

All the Best with your SCBCD 5.0
Vishwanathan Nagarajan
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sundarakannan durairaj wrote:congratulations on your achievement , do you have the E- book that you have said you prepared with


Thank you

Are you asking about Mikalai Zaikin study guide? This is the web link for it

http://java.boot.by/scbcd5-guide/
Jigar Upadhyay
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Very good score, Congratulations
Manish Shah
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brilliant score..

cheers


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Vishwanathan Nagarajan
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Thank you
Vimal Panchal
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Vishwanathan Nagarajan wrote:Paul and Remko,

Thanks.

If anyone in this forum needs any help to prepare for SCBCD 5.0, please feel free to reach out to me, I am ready to help.


Can you please give me the links for the preparation of this exam.


vimal panchal
Vishwanathan Nagarajan
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Vimal,

Could you please go through this discussion thread from the beggining, I have mentioned about the books that I have prepared and I have mentioned the URL for the Mikalai Zaikin study guide for SCBCD 5.0. If you need any other info let me know.
purushotham podaralla
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Hi Vishwanathan,

please let me know how to get the logo for SCBCD5.0. i cleared this exam on 24th Jan 2009 with 91%. please do the needful.

thanks in advance.

Regards,
Purushotham
santosh garg
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Joined: Feb 02, 2009
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Vishwanathan Nagarajan wrote:Hi All,

I cleared my SCBCD 5.0 certification yesterday and scored 96%

Just wanted to throw some light on what I prepared and how I managed to get that score.

I had practical work experience with coding in Servlets (listeners and filters), Hibernate, Spring, EJB 2.0 (stateless session bean, entity bean, MDB/JMS), actually these are the features that you can find, which are added as well in EJB 3.0 other that few other things like Annotations, etc., which were not there in EJB 2.0.

So before starting the actual preparation for the certification, I had some background knowledge of what is in EJB 3.0. As I had exposure to the above technologies it helped me while preparing for SCBCD 5.0.

My actual preparation for the exam was for 1.5 months, as I had no other choice, my voucher was about to expire today which I saw only 1.5 months back. My major part of the preparation was from Mikalai Zaikin study guide for SCBCD 5.0, which I read thoroughly.

A ton thanks to Mikalai Zaikin for preparing this guide. It covered each and every exam objective separately. It's almost like a single stop shop for this exam.

Other than this study guide, I visited many links which I just googled based on every exam topic, wherever I wanted more explanation. Other than this I did a quick glance of Orielly for EJB 3.0. I practiced coding using JBOSS plug-in in Eclipse.

That's about my preparation, I am really glad to have scored 96%


congratulations for such a good score. I am also interested to appear for SCBCD 5.0 exam. I have basic knowledge of servlet programming, java and jsp. As I have read the other comments, I will read the materials suggested by you. If you have maintained any bookmark for this exam preparation please suggest me with those links. I also don't how to get exam voucher.

Thanks
santosh garg
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purushotham podaralla wrote:Hi Vishwanathan,

please let me know how to get the logo for SCBCD5.0. i cleared this exam on 24th Jan 2009 with 91%. please do the needful.

thanks in advance.

Regards,
Purushotham


Hi Purushotham,

congrats for achieving such good marks. can you tell me the way you prepared for examination. how much daily study study it require as I work for software company and I will some spare time in between. Also I don't how to get exam voucher. If you maintained any bookmarks for exam preparations. I have basic knowledge of servlet, java and jsp programming. And I have not appeared for any certification exam earlier. Please suggest me how to prepare for exam.

Thank you
Hong Anderson
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santosh garg wrote:Also I don't how to get exam voucher. If you maintained any bookmarks for exam preparations. I have basic knowledge of servlet, java and jsp programming. And I have not appeared for any certification exam earlier. Please suggest me how to prepare for exam.

Thank you

You can buy voucher from Sun's office in your country. SCBCD has SCJP as its prerequisite, so if you don't have SCJP you cannot take SCBCD yet.


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Hong Anderson
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Congrats for your achievement And thanks for your sharing, I'm preparing for SCBCD 5.0 and will take a look at MZ's study guide.
Daron Tan
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congrat, it does help alot to me


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Vishwanathan Nagarajan
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Vimal Panchal wrote:
Can you please give me the links for the preparation of this exam.


Hi Vimal,

Please find below the links that I have used.

http://java.boot.by/scbcd5-guide/index.html - study guide by MZ
http://java.sun.com/products/ejb/docs.html - EJB 3.0 spec

for some exam objectives I was not able to find the material in MZ EJB 3.0, which I was able to find in the below link of MZ EJB 2.0
http://www.roseindia.net/javacertification/bcd-guide/index.shtml

These are some of the standard links that I used, other than this, for every exam objective whenever you do not understand anything or when you need to see the code example, just google the objective. There are no standard links, when I googled with the objectives, I found plentiful number of links with both good explanation for the objectives as well as with clear code samples which you can try out in JBOSS.

I hope it helps, let me know how it goes.
Vishwanathan Nagarajan
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Thank you all, for your appreciation.
Vishwanathan Nagarajan
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purushotham podaralla wrote:Hi Vishwanathan,

please let me know how to get the logo for SCBCD5.0. i cleared this exam on 24th Jan 2009 with 91%. please do the needful.

thanks in advance.

Regards,
Purushotham


Please use the below link;

http://logos.sun.com/logosite.jsp?Category=third&Logo=java-cert-business&Page=requestclick
bhushana rao
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congrats....

good score


bhushan

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