This week's book giveaway is in the Java in General forum. We're giving away four copies of Beginning Java 17 Fundamentals: Object-Oriented Programming in Java 17 and have ishori Sharan & Adam L Davis on-line! See this thread for details.
I have just passed the "Oracle Certified Expert, Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 6 Enterprise JavaBeans Developer" exam with 95%.
This is what I did to pass the exam:
Read the Enterprise JavaBeans 3.1 book from O'Reilly, but then realized that it won't be enough to pass the exam.
Read the EJB Specifications 3.1 and summarized only those topics that are relevant to the certification exam into my notes
When I finished my notes (92 pages) I started on the Enthuware mock exams (I had an avarage of 75% on the mocks)
When I finished the mocks I started cramming my notes
I have used Enthuware for my previous certifications (SCJP5 and SCWCD5) and I really love this product. The questions are asked in a way that you can expect on the exam and have about the same difficulty level. This time, for the first time, I dared to press the "discuss" button to talk about the questions and answers. Answers and corrections where given and confirmed quickly! Thanks Paul Anilprem (and other support members) I really appreciate it!
When writing my notes I got our fellow rancher Piotr Nowicki to review them. Thanks man I really appreciate it!
Feel free to use my notes, I have put them in the notes section of the ScbcdLinks. If there are any mistakes, suggestions, remarks: please don't hesitate to contact me.
For me this was the first time that I took an exam at Pearson Vue and I must say I liked it. There are no drag-and-drop questions anymore (making it easier), and I find the software nicer. You can mark questions, you can strike out answers, and it tells you when you have not filled in all the answers (I had 3 answers where the question required 4 answers). Furthermore the result is shown to you before you get the print out at the reception!
Kind regards and good luck to those ones who are preparing!