Last week, we had the author of TDD for a Shopping Website LiveProject. Friday at 11am Ranch time, Steven Solomon will be hosting a live TDD session just for us. See for the agenda and registration link
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
programming forums Java Mobile Certification Databases Caching Books Engineering Micro Controllers OS Languages Paradigms IDEs Build Tools Frameworks Application Servers Open Source This Site Careers Other Pie Elite all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
Marshals:
  • Campbell Ritchie
  • Paul Clapham
  • Ron McLeod
  • Jeanne Boyarsky
  • Tim Cooke
Sheriffs:
  • Liutauras Vilda
  • paul wheaton
  • Henry Wong
Saloon Keepers:
  • Tim Moores
  • Tim Holloway
  • Stephan van Hulst
  • Carey Brown
  • Frits Walraven
Bartenders:
  • Piet Souris
  • Himai Minh

passed today with 85%

 
Greenhorn
Posts: 12
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hello Ranchers,

it is done! The questions are ok in generel, but be prepared to face one or two not included in any mock exam, book or specifcation (as far as I know). And be cautious when there is a drag&drop task! When you want to review it, the answer is reset (and the GUI seems to be a little tricky, you have to drop very exactly). The majority of the questions are very clearly formulated.

For the preparation I used:

- EJB 3.0 from O'REILLY (good but not good enough, there must be a better one)
- SUN specs (an absolute must)
- uCertiy mock exams (a good tool to start with)
- Enthuware (good, close to real exam, but not to close)
- SUN assessment (a must, brings you back to reality)
- Java beat (ok, but I'm still waiting for the missing 80 questions)

The preparation took me 150 - 180 hours and I started as a rookie.

I hope this summary may help you, thanks a lot for your help and good luck!

Michael
 
Ranch Hand
Posts: 183
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Congratulations Michael,

Very good score !
Thanks for your feedback.
 
Ranch Hand
Posts: 10198
3
Mac PPC Eclipse IDE Ubuntu
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Congratulations.

Thanks for sharing your experience!
 
Ranch Hand
Posts: 256
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Congartulations
 
Greenhorn
Posts: 19
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Congratularions.

How much time did you need to prepare for the exam?
 
Sheriff
Posts: 14691
16
Eclipse IDE VI Editor Ubuntu
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Congratulations
 
Ranch Hand
Posts: 102
Eclipse IDE Java Linux
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hi Michael,

Many Congratulations and thanks for sharing your experience.

Regards,
Alim
 
Ranch Hand
Posts: 31
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Congragulations!
 
Greenhorn
Posts: 11
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Congras Michael.

Did you try EJB in Action? If you have EJB 3.0 e-book from O'REILLY, can you please post the link here?
 
Greenhorn
Posts: 29
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Congratulations!
Sorry, but what is "SUN assessment"?
 
Michael Maier
Greenhorn
Posts: 12
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator

Originally posted by Vignesh Waran:
Congras Michael.

Did you try EJB in Action? If you have EJB 3.0 e-book from O'REILLY, can you please post the link here?



No, I did not read EJB in Action, sorry.

Michael
 
Michael Maier
Greenhorn
Posts: 12
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator

Originally posted by Max Vaha:
Congratulations!
Sorry, but what is "SUN assessment"?



You can find it here

http://www.sun.com/training/certification/assessment/index.jsp

Michael
 
Max Vaha
Greenhorn
Posts: 29
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Thanks.
You said about GUI "Drag and Drop" questions. How many DND questions are in exam? I remember, that PC worked very slow when I answered this type of questions during SCWCD...
 
Ranch Hand
Posts: 53
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hey Congrats !!
Hope I will be in same list of fame in next 2 months
Let's have some
 
Michael Maier
Greenhorn
Posts: 12
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator

Originally posted by Max Vaha:
Thanks.
You said about GUI "Drag and Drop" questions. How many DND questions are in exam? I remember, that PC worked very slow when I answered this type of questions during SCWCD...



I don't know how many DND questions are in the exam, but if you have to use one of these 10 year old ms mice with two buttons and for every cm you move it, the cursor makes two pixels, every DND is one too much. The performance of the PC seems to be ok.

Michael
 
Alim Atar
Ranch Hand
Posts: 102
Eclipse IDE Java Linux
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator

Originally posted by Alim Atar:
Hi Michael,

Many Congratulations and thanks for sharing your experience.

Do you have any previous experience in EJB?


Regards,
Alim

 
Michael Maier
Greenhorn
Posts: 12
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hi Alim,

I have an 8 year experience in programming and designing server-side applications in c++, so I have an understanding of the basic ideas behind ejb 3 (transaction, securtiy, a/synchronous components, persistance,...). But I had no knowledge of suns j2ee, jee5 or ejb 3.0 in particular.

Michael
 
author and cow tipper
Posts: 5006
1
Hibernate Spring Tomcat Server
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Congratulations!

It's a tough exam, and that's a very solid score. Now it's all career advancement for you!

-Cameron McKenzie
 
Not looking good. I think this might be the end. Wait! Is that a tiny ad?
free, earth-friendly heat - a kickstarter for putting coin in your pocket while saving the earth
https://coderanch.com/t/751654/free-earth-friendly-heat-kickstarter
reply
    Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic