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Sun Specifications for SCBCD

Yogesh Tyagi
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Joined: Apr 30, 2004
Posts: 40

I downloaded 3 pdf files for Sun specifications, which are :

1. ejb-3_0-fr-spec-ejbcore.pdf
2. ejb-3_0-fr-spec-persistence.pdf
3. ejb-3_0-fr-spec-simplified.pdf

Do we need to read all as First one having 562 pages, second one 256, & the third one is 59. It's time consuming. please help to avoid unnecessary wastage of time if no need to read particular thing for the SCBCD exam. I know EJB3 well but not getting complete confidence for the exam. so planning to read specifications. please help.

Yogesh Tyagi
Vishal Chugh
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Joined: Oct 27, 2007
Posts: 177
Yogesh ,

Please read below: ( From someone's story from "wall of fame" )

chapters 3 (not necessarily EJB 2.1 client view part), 4, 5, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 and 22 of the ejb core specification, chapter 9 from the ejb simplified specification and chapters 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 and 10 of the ejb persistence specification.

All , Please correct, if i have [mentioned extra or missed ] any important chapter/s .

Promod kumar
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Joined: Jun 26, 2006
Posts: 90
I know what you mean about the number of pages in the specs. Here is what I have been doing
1) I used EJB3 in action for the initial read until I was comfortable with the subject.
2) Attempted objective wise tests from Enthuware
3) While evaluating the tests, I got a feel of what areas I am weak in.
4) I read additional material like specs and internet resources (Javaranch search can a very good friend) for these areas. I have been doing some examples in these areas, I can't say enough about doing examples. Reading only goes so far for me. A perfect example is Transaction and exception handling. I found this to be a very tricky subject once you get into the details, so reading the specs and doing the examples did help me some, but it is still fuzzy.

Hope this helps.
Kathiresan Chinna
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Joined: Aug 17, 2008
Posts: 115
Hello Guys,

Does the following book meets the SCBCD 5 objectives ?

The Java EE 5 Tutorial
For Sun Java System Application Server Platform Edition 9
Eric Jendrock, Jennifer Ball, Debbie Carson, Ian Evans ,Scott Fordin, Kim Haase
February 2007

Meherdad Bomanbehram
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Joined: May 28, 2007
Posts: 142

Thanks guys.I too wanted to know the same.
I agree. Here's the link:
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