This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
I passed today OCMJEA with score 128. Despite of getting 118 marks in my first submission I failed by 4 marks in Deployment diagram. By looking the failed score I reenergized to resubmit the assignment with refined Deployment diagram and aslo some of the obvious required changes suggested in score card. After 2 days of resubmission I got the mail with those good words " you are 1% of elite.......".
Preparation for part -1: If a person did scjp,scwcd and scbcd then I assume that he/she is already have knowledge of APIs. But the most important is that the exam expect actual application and proper use of j2ee technologies. A person needs to be aware of all non functinal requirements and how j2ee technologies take care of those. Most of the questions will be based on application not on direct api. Apart from that you will have to be aware of all the GOF design patterns (Creational, Behavioral and structural) and Core JEE patterns with their applications, you will have to be intelligent enough to choose a design pattern if certain situation is given. Pay special attention to security, that will help you further in assignment to identify risks in your application. I will advice to go through mock questions for part 1. It will boost your confidence as well as will help you to identify your weak areas.
Joined: Jul 17, 2008
can you highlight which mock exam did you used for your exam?