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FYI: CX-310-094 (JPA 2.0) exam is available in production

Mikalai Zaikin
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Good luck



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Dennis Grimbergen
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Altough this exam has just been released, I think the exam objectives are poorly described:

Exam Topics

* Design a Java application that uses a RDMS
* Create basic JPA Entity classes
* Utilize Entity classes by creating code that uses the EntityManager API
* Use JPA relationships
* Use advanced JPA features
* Ensure data integrity by using Transactions and Locking
* Apply Entity Listeners and Callback Methods
* Create error handling code
* Optimize database access
* Configure and package JPA Entity classes in enterprise modules
* Java Persistence Criteria API
* Java Persistence Query Language

Just based on this information, to me, it is not clear what I should and shouldn't study. Is it just me or...?

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Mikalai Zaikin
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Dennis,

This is not the problem of only JPA 2.0 exam, but the problem of all new JEE6 exams released recently.

Oracle does not provide detailed exam objectives, like Sun did. And those "topics" are too vague to be used for preparation. It's especially important for those exams (like Web Services) which include many specifications. JPA exam includes only JPA 2.0 specification, so it's a bit easier.

I anticipate that this could lead to degrading of interest to Java certification.

Best regards,
MZ
kurt hanni
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Agree!
exam objectives are too broad, same with BCD6, WSCD6.

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Christophe Verré
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You'll see at their homepage that they have a "Recommended Training and Preparation" section. I guess they want you to pay for that
(I tried to click on both recommendations at the JPA certification page, but both say "No course found"...)


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kurt hanni
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I guess that's what they want, they can make detailed topics for the training but not for the exam.

or maybe it just hasn't been updated for the new exams
Mikalai Zaikin
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Christophe Verré wrote:You'll see at their homepage that they have a "Recommended Training and Preparation" section. I guess they want you to pay for that


Yes, this could be true. However, from my experience, Sun (Oracle) training not always 100% covers exam.
Joe Harry
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Mikalai Zaikin wrote:Dennis,

This is not the problem of only JPA 2.0 exam, but the problem of all new JEE6 exams released recently.

Oracle does not provide detailed exam objectives, like Sun did. And those "topics" are too vague to be used for preparation. It's especially important for those exams (like Web Services) which include many specifications. JPA exam includes only JPA 2.0 specification, so it's a bit easier.

I anticipate that this could lead to degrading of interest to Java certification.

Best regards,
MZ


Already I'm hugely dissapointed. I have planned myself to give one certification every year and since last year I'm not able to fix myself on one.


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