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Passed OCMJEA 5 - after more than 9 months!

 
joey cole
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I have finally achieved the OCMJEA 5 (Dreamcar assignment) certification. Here are the significant milestones in my journey:

09-MAY-11 - Took the part 1 exam, passed.
25-AUG-11 - Submitted the part 2 assignment.
26-AUG-11 - Took the part 3 essay.
04-DEC-11 - Received email informing that I failed part 2. My overall marks exceeded the minimum score but I failed in my class and deployment diagrams.
01-JAN-12 - Resubmitted part 2 assignment.
23-FEB-12 - Received passing score report at Pearson Vue's website.

It was a long and tough journey, but in the end, I believe was all worth it.
 
M. A. Riveros T.
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Hey, great! Congrats!
 
Durgesh Vaishnav
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Congratulation , Only matter that you have finally big success.

Please share your references, books etc.
 
joey cole
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Here are my resources:

Mark Cade's SCEA book
JavaRanch forums
Humphrey Sheil's JavaOne presentation slides
Mikalai's SCEA exam preparation website
Core J2EE patterns book
Henry Naftulin's preparation notes
Head first design patterns book
 
arulk pillai
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Congrats and keep up the good work
 
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