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Luan Cestari
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Hi =)

I'm looking forward to the next certification and I'm thinking about the SCBCD. In the oracle website there is (link) but there is this new exam that I understood that it is like SCBCD for Java EE 6 (like an updated version) (I'm not pretty sure if it is this way).So, did I understand right? Another doubt: Would be the "EJB in action, 2nd edition" the best book to study for both cases or which book would be for exam with EJB 3.1?

Thanks,
Luan


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Joe Harry
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I hope you are aware of the fact that the EJB certification now has been split up into two certifications namely the JPA certification and the EJB certification (without topics related to Persistence).


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Piotr Nowicki
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Hello Luan!

Luan Cestari wrote:(...) that I understood that it is like SCBCD for Java EE 6 (like an updated version) (I'm not pretty sure if it is this way).


Yes, that's what it is. New Business Component Developer exam is one of the new exams for JEE 6.


Luan Cestari wrote:Would be the "EJB in action, 2nd edition" the best book to study for both cases or which book would be for exam with EJB 3.1?


You always have this page to find books for the new exam (EJB 3.1). When I was looking for one, there was only O'Reilly "Enterprise JavaBeans 3.1" which I personally use for learning right now.

I guess that it'll be like SCWCD 5 vs 6 exam. There are no books for the new version of the SCWCD exam.
In my case learning from books for SCWCD 5 and then reading the specs, articles and testing new features did the work. If there were no "EJB 3.1" from O'Reilly, I would do exactly the same with SCBCD 6 as I did with SCWCD 6.

HTH

Cheers!


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Luan Cestari
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Thanks for quick the reply Joe and Pedro.

I didn't know about JPA was included in SCBCD 5 but I saw the new exam just for that subject. I think is better to study, as it is more specific now. I felt a little confused as in the ranch's link show JPA2 to study for the SCBCD.

I'll follow your suggestion and buy the O'Reilly Enterprise JavaBeans 3.1 and read the specs ( A comment about it, I love to read the specs due they are very clear and go really deep in the topic, as supposed to be). I read a bit of those specs last year but I'll study them very hard to pass ;). Hmm one more question: oracle didn't put a requirement to do any trainning for this exam yet, right? (I remeber that Oracle changed some exams's requirement to need it)

Regards,
Luan
Piotr Nowicki
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Luan Cestari wrote:I felt a little confused as in the ranch's link show JPA2 to study for the SCBCD.


I guess it's because the link is for SCBCD exam which formerly consisted of EJB with Entity Beans. From JEE 6 they separated EJB's exam from JPA exam, but firstly -- on Javaranch we still have only one wiki page about SCBCD (no Java Persistence API exam page) and secondly -- these topics are really close to each other.
By the way - take a look at the O'Reilly EJB 3.1 book - the whole III part is about entities (it's about 100 pages out of 400!), so it's almost impossible to learn EJB without mentioning about entities and JPA.

Luan Cestari wrote:I'll follow your suggestion and buy the O'Reilly Enterprise JavaBeans 3.1 and read the specs ( A comment about it, I love to read the specs due they are very clear and go really deep in the topic, as supposed to be). I read a bit of those specs last year but I'll study them very hard to pass ;)


Yeah, I like the specs too! It feels like the best source of knowledge, as it's the base for all other books!

Luan Cestari wrote:. Hmm one more question: oracle didn't put a requirement to do any trainning for this exam yet, right? (I remeber that Oracle changed some exams's requirement to need it)


The necessary training was for the Master exams (Java SE Developer and Enterprise Architect). The new, JEE 6 related exams, are Expert exams and for what I know are not restricted by any additional training.

Cheers!
Luan Cestari
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Thanks again Pedro. =D Your answers helped me a lot!
Luan Cestari
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Hi Guys!

I read the Enterprise Javabeans 3.1 Sixth Edition, and after I saw the topics I'm bit worry if reading this book is enough to take the exam.

What do you think guys? Do you have some online guides for this exam?

Thanks,
Luan
Piotr Nowicki
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@Luan
After reading the book and topics - which ones scares you?

And for the second part of your question - once again JavaRanch's SCBCD to the rescue! http://www.coderanch.com/how-to/java/ScbcdLinks

There you have Ivan Krizsan's notes which you can use for learning/reviewing purposes, and also a Enthuware OCE JBCD Mock exams.

Cheers!

PS. After reding EJB 3.1 6h edition I'm currently reading the EJB 3.1 specification itself.
Luan Cestari
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Thanks Pedro. I saw that link long time ago and I thought it was outdate. I'll read the specification and buy the Enthuware mock exams.
Vadim Golub
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Hi guys. Pedro, thanks for all your tips, they are really helpful! I should have read your posts before creating a topic about SCBCD.. Anyway, one question is still very interesting for me. How much time do you think it will take to prepare for the test from scratch (I passed SCJP, SCWCD, have working experience in the field but not in EJB)? I am just wondering if up to 6 weeks will be enough..

Thanks.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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