There isnt't a book that prepares you specifically to this certification, but I used the resources suggested in this forum (thanks to all of you that shared your resources!):
- Pro JPA 2, 2009 edition: http://www.apress.com/9781430219569 There is a newer edition, but if you want to be more focused on the stuff that is tested on the exam, you can use the old version too, it's up to you.
Hi Luigi and for everyone who will take this exam,
Luigi mentioned the first edition of JPA Pro is useful for the example. I am using the second edition that covers JPA 2.1
I was wondering which chapter of JPA Pro to skip.
In chapter 11 of the first edition, there are examples are helpful for this exam:
nativeQueries, sqlInsertDelete, sqlResultSetMappings, idClassResultMapping, embeddedIdResultMapping, inheritanceResultMapping,
lifecycleCallback, lifecycelCallbackInheritance, constraints , validatorInjection, constraintGroups, constraintGroups, constraintAnnotation , entityRefresh...(these three examples are now in chapter 12).
In chapter 11 of the 2nd edition, examples 07-22 : constructorResultMapping, storedProc, namedEntityGraphBasic, namedEntityGraphSubgraphs...
can be skipped as these examples are not covered in 1nd edition.
I am trying to figure out which specific examples/topics in 2nd edition that are not in 1st edition and I will skip them.
I would love to know how this certification will be helping you. I hold the EJB certification, but I skipped the JPA part of that. I have played with JPA on a few projects (I particularly like how it has taken Criteria one step beyond what Hibernate had done). But, I have never committed to getting that certification for JPA.
Why did you feel it was worth it? Just 'for the challenge', is certainly reason enough, IMHO. But did you see a market for that skill?
Thanks in Advance,
If a chicken that is half full crosses the road, will anyone hear it?
posted 3 years ago
So far , as I know, some projects require you to know JPA.