I was given the "Examination Score Report" by Prometric today, which states that I had passed the exam having answered correctly for 54 questons out of 61.
Maybe, my preparation details could not be used as a guideline for success (due to the relatively low pass score as well as for the too long time it took (5 months)) but, in compliance with the heritage/traditions of this forum, here are them:
1. I used the Panda's "EJB 3 in action" book as the jamping-off point into the EJB 3.0 world (I strongly recomend to use (not only read) it: sample code/application which is shipped with it is of really priceless help; furhtermore, when I started the preparation I had made decision to develop a lot of sample applications in order to understand the EJB 3.0 technology better (maybe, that is it why my learning was so long) - and sometimes the "Auction Bazaar" application helped me to understand why my code does not work properly); 2. Read the specs + MZ's notes (continuing development of sample applications testing newly discover aspects/features of the technology); 3. Enthuware mock tests helped me to identify areas that need improvement.
I would like to thank all participants of this forum.
P.S.: Surprisenly, I flopped on "EJB 3.0 Overview" section (only 66%) - so be aware: it seems that the simplest section is of most danger. [ September 26, 2008: Message edited by: Alexander V Fahrmann ]
Congrats on clearing SCBCD.Nice score yaar. I have one question I am reading EJB 3 in Action
1) Should i learn all the chapters in the book for the exam? 2) How did you practice the examples in the book? I mean those are ant build projects,so when you practiced those examples you didn't use the IDE? I am practicing those examples in Netbeans but i feel as the projects are built in Ant i am not able to use Netbeans.
1. I read only chapters: 1-11 and 14.1. 2. I used Eclipse to navigate (only) through sample applications shipped with the book; compile, pack, deploy, execute, .. - in order to execute those tasks I used the ant scripts.