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Passed SCBCD with 98%

Tyronne Fernando
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Joined: May 11, 2008
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I recently passed SCBCD with 98%. I thought I will share my experience with you.

To start with I didn't have much experience in EJBs. I read the "EJB 3 In Action" book once. At the same time I created my own notes. Later on I went through my own notes few times before the exam.

I also did the tutorials from JBoss ( I only did specific once after reading each chapter from "EJB 3 In Action".

I also read the Mikalai Zaikin's study notes. Thanks for sharing those notes with us Mikalai.

The most helpful source was the Enthuware exam simulator. It heped me to build my confidence and point out my weak areas. The explanations are excellent and helped me to understand the concepts. So, a big thank to Enthuware When I did the mock exams for the first time i got some where around 55% - 65%. But, after working on my weak areas and doing the exams again after a couple of weeks time, I got around 80% - 90%. Also the exam questions had the same kind of format and difficulty as the real exam.

I also read the simplified EJB 3 specification (ejb-3_0-fr-spec-simplified.pdf).

I thought the Sun online exam was pretty tough ( I did that twice and didn't do that well in both occasions

Last not least, thanks for all of you guys in Java ranch for answering my questions. You have been very helpful as always.

I guess if you understand the concepts the exam should be pretty straight forward. At the start I was not really good with Transactions, Exceptions and Roles. I spent more time on those areas to understand the concepts.

All the best for everyone preparing for this exam.

Abhay Agarwal
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avi sinha
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congrats great score!

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Mikalai Zaikin
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Tyronne Fernando wrote:I recently passed SCBCD with 98%.

Congratulations !!! You're the best !

Glad to know my notes helped.

Best regards,

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That's great score! Congratulations!!! Glad to know that our simulator was helpful.

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Roberto Perillo

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Congrats, champ!

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Ankit Garg

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Congrats, wonderful score

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Devaka Cooray
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Congratulations Tyronne Fernando,
Excellent score.
BTW, Are you a Sri Lankan ?

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arulk pillai
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Congrats and keep up the good work

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gargi pandey

Joined: Feb 03, 2009
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Hi Tyronne ,

Congrats for your great success...
I am planing to write SCBCD.
Can you guide me for same .. like how much time it will take to prepare.
Which book to study.
Looking forward for your reply.

Thanks n Regards,
Tyronne Fernando
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Joined: May 11, 2008
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Thanks everyone for all the best wishes.

Devaka, you are correct. I am Sri Lankan.

Gargi, it took me about 3-4 months and I spent 2-3 hours 4-5 times a week. All the other information is in my first post. All the best with the preparation and good luck.
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Vijitha Kumara

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Great Score, Congrats

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