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Advice might help.

Deepak Jain
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Joined: Aug 05, 2006
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I have completed SCBCD 5.0 with a very low score of 72%. I am not satisfied with the score nor the preparation and hence was thinking of taking the SCBCD 5.0 Upgrade Exam.
Any advice of weather or not i should go for it.

Currently i have completely forgotten whatever little i could read for the exam as my work is not at all based on EJB.
My purpose is
a) Understand EJB and Persistence properly.
b) Preapare in 3-4 months with loads of coding practice.

OR should i stop thinking of EJB 3.0 and go for Web Services exam Sun Certified Developer for Java Web Services 5 (CX-310-230) - NEW!

Advice will help.

Niranjan Deshpande
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Joined: Oct 16, 2005
Posts: 1277

A Pass is a Pass! It's for sure that you will not remember it unless you work on it in some real life project.

Having said that, your score is quite good, and it indicates that you are conversant with the features that EJB3.0 has to offer. I do not think it would be a problem if you need to work on it.

But, if your too much bothered about the coding practice, why not spend some time daily, looking for code from the books that you read, and try to play around with it, using JBoss.

Since you have already done the 091 exam, it would be wise to go for Web Services exam.

You can take up the upgrade exam later, if needed. You need to be known for SOMETHING and you need to decide that SOMETHING.
an EJB expert or a EJB+WebServices developer.


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Remko Strating
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Just go for the webservices exam. Why bother over possible low score. You have passed that's the most important.

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