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One More Certification -- Bea Weblogic 7.0

Rahul Mahindrakar
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Hi ,
After preparing for nearly 2 months, I have finally passed the Bea Weblogic 7.0 exam.
Regarding the exam it was pretty easy, but I am not happy with the formating of the questions. Some questions were pretty confusing as to what is expected of us.
Most of the questions were basic J2EE questions which was strange since I was expecting most of the questions to be weblogic specific.
I would rate a person with SCJEA higher than that of BEA, and with the pass percentage reduced to 60% anyone who has written SCJEA Part I can pass this exam, though there is slight risk.
There were a few scenario questions on clustering and I scored the highest in this area.

Any how it was a good experience
Enjoy!!!
Matthew Phillips
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Joined: Mar 09, 2001
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Congratulations. What's up next for you?


Matthew Phillips
arun sahni
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Mahindrakar
Congrats. I am also workign for this exam. Can you explain in details about clustering questions?.


Arun Sahni<br />SCJP2,SWCD,<br />BEA Certified Specialist: Server <br />JCert Enterprise Developer for BEA.
Rahul Mahindrakar
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Hi arun,
Basically the clustering questions were scenario based questions like lets say
you have a three servers a, b , c. Lets say you have a web application deployed on one and b and c contains ejb application. What is the type of invocation like is it remote, local reference etc.
Please take note that the above qustion is fabricated and not from the exam.
Other wise the questions were concept based like which strategy (roundrobin, weight, ) would you use when.
faiza athar
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Joined: Oct 30, 2001
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Congrats!!! Really inspiring to hear from about your success....Actually with this new version I was digging even deep into the pdf bea documents...Just doing the clustering objective now...
Can you guide us where to start reading.
Are the pdf's enough? or should i build the concept from books.
Yyour guidance will be highly valuable.
Did you get questions about xml files.
Like which descriptor element is used for wht ...etc
thanx
faiza
Rahul Mahindrakar
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Are the pdf's enough? or should i build the concept from books.
Yyour guidance will be highly valuable.
Did you get questions about xml files.
Like which descriptor element is used for wht ...etc

Firstly you need to be good on your J2EE concepts.
Secondly you can just browse through the weblogic documentation. Its not something you must know, but be able to analize and make a good guess.
I did not get any questions on the xml files but as i said above you must have a cursory glance at them.
Rahul Mahindrakar
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Matthew ,
My SCJEA Part II and Part III are due for the last 1 year and I have to decide to complete it. Other than that I would be intrested in learning something on UML so that I can be a complete architect.
Shubhrajit Chatterjee
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<font face="cursive" color="red" size="5">Congratulations</font>


Shubhrajit
vision
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Hi,
I want to write Weblogic certification,but i don't have Java certification.But i know java & j2ee(except EJB) well.Iam working in Java field.
Do i need to get SCJP b4 weblogic certification?
How don't know where to start. Is there any websites for weblogic certification preparation.
plz help me.
Thanks,
malu.
Rahul Mahindrakar
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But i know java & j2ee(except EJB) well.Iam working in Java field.

EJB is a must to write the exam.

Do i need to get SCJP b4 weblogic certification?

No


How don't know where to start. Is there any websites for weblogic certification preparation

Check this link out bea site
arun sahni
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Mahindrakar
Are they covering for webservices and MBeans? If yes what is the depth on these topics?
faiza athar
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Talking about j2ee concepts, Rahul could you tell us more about your preparation breakup in two months?
thanx
faiza
Rahul Mahindrakar
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Are they covering for webservices and MBeans? If yes what is the depth on these topics?

Yes as the syllabus clearly states webservices is covered. I think i missed one question here. The depth is not significant , there are simple questions like matching the terms with what they mean like UDDI - what it means
JAXRPC -- what it means
etc
Other Questions in webservices too were simple. I did not do much preparation in webservices but guess I fared OK. There was one specific question on the implementation of webservices by weblogic so I guess one must read and understand the samples provided by weblogic 7.0
shailesh sonavadekar
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hey , Rahul. finally you have acheived it . Heartiest Congratulations from me. Where are you now ? Finland ?
Rahul Mahindrakar
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Hi Shailesh,
I have been trying to mail you but your mail id shown is shailesh@javaranch.com. Can you change your profile and have your actual email id. Yes I am in Finland now. But things are down here so I may be back soon.
Raj Mohan
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Hi Rahul,
Congrats.
Raj
Joe McGuire
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Great news Rahul, congratulations!
Prabu Swami
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Hi Rahul,
I am getting 82% in the BEA 7.0 sample test.
How would you consider my preparation compared to real test?.
Am I still at risk?. Any advice please?
I plan to give the test in few weeks?.
Thanks,
Prabu
Sreenivasa Majji
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Where can I find this BEA7.0 sample test?


Sreenivasa Majji
Prabu Swami
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Here..
Rahul Mahindrakar
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Prabu ,
Decide on a date perhaps 15-31 days in advance and go ahead and give it.
Basically if you know your J2EE concepts well you should atleast get through.
But I again suggest you to go through clustering thoroughly.
Rahul
sridhar satuloori
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congrats rahul
faiza athar
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Do you suggest that the Bea pdf for clustering is enough for the exam?
thanx
faiza
Rahul Mahindrakar
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Faiza,
I think that that should be more than enough. But there will be scenario based questions in this area too so be prepared for them.
Rishab Narula
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Joined: Sep 15, 2001
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Congratulations Rahul.
I missed this.. as it was in wrong forum.. it should be in "Other Product Certifications" Can anyone please move it there for its actual use?
And please share the resources you use to prepare.
Rajat Singla
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Joined: Jun 21, 2001
Posts: 63
Hi Rahul,
Its a great news.. not many people are seen to be passing this feat... I am also preparing for it...Please do describe your experience in terms of efforts you had put in and the study material you used?
What are the topics which require special attention?
Thanks in advance
Rajat
Note: Yes, this thread should be in Praduct Certiiacations Forum.
 
 
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