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With the O'Reilly book 'Enterprise JavaBeans 3.1 (6th Edition)', I have started preparing for exam-1Z0-895 (Java EE 6 Enterprise JavaBeans Developer Certified Expert).

Although the book seems to cover most of the exam topics, I have some questions:
1. I think EJB & Persitence is the topic not included in the exam. Is that right? If so, I could exclude them while preparing for exam.
2. Is there any topic not well covered in this book & do you suggest some other material for the exam as well?

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The 895 exam does not cover persistence only EJB

I have not read EJB3.1 book so can't say much how good the book is.
 
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2. Is there any topic not well covered in this book & do you suggest some other material for the exam as well?


This book is a nice book but it doesn't prepare you for the exam. I read the EJB specifications and did some mock exams.

Just check the Certification-results forum and read what others did to prepare for the exam.
 
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Frits Walraven wrote:

2. Is there any topic not well covered in this book & do you suggest some other material for the exam as well?


This book is a nice book but it doesn't prepare you for the exam. I read the EJB specifications and did some mock exams.

Just check the Certification-results forum and read what others did to prepare for the exam.



How do you recommend reading the specs? I have always studied for exams from dedicated study guides, but when you read something all-purpose like the specifications, how do you know you have learned enough to pass the test? I have the book EJB 3.0 in Action, as well as the EJB 3.1 book mentioned above, and I have purchased the Enthuware exams as well. Would doing the Enthuware exams (at least the first one or two) after reading through the books be a good idea to learn what to focus on in the specs, based on the answers missed?
 
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How do you recommend reading the specs? I have always studied for exams from dedicated study guides, but when you read something all-purpose like the specifications, how do you know you have learned enough to pass the test


The majority of the EE-certifications do not have dedicated study guides like OCA or OCP. The EJB-specifications are quite readable by the way. I read them after reading the Enterprise JavaBeans 3.1 book and before attempting the Enthuware mocks.

Would doing the Enthuware exams (at least the first one or two) after reading through the books be a good idea to learn what to focus on in the specs, based on the answers missed?


Yes, that is a good plan. The Enthuware mocks cover the most important parts of the specifications. You might want to use my summary of the EJB specs for reference as well: OCEEJBD-Links.
 
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Frits Walraven wrote:

How do you recommend reading the specs? I have always studied for exams from dedicated study guides, but when you read something all-purpose like the specifications, how do you know you have learned enough to pass the test


The majority of the EE-certifications do not have dedicated study guides like OCA or OCP. The EJB-specifications are quite readable by the way. I read them after reading the Enterprise JavaBeans 3.1 book and before attempting the Enthuware mocks.

Would doing the Enthuware exams (at least the first one or two) after reading through the books be a good idea to learn what to focus on in the specs, based on the answers missed?


Yes, that is a good plan. The Enthuware mocks cover the most important parts of the specifications. You might want to use my summary of the EJB specs for reference as well: OCEEJBD-Links.



Thank you very much Frits. I will surely look at your summary.
 
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