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Harrison Mfula

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Recent posts by Harrison Mfula

Greetings Ranchers,
Firstly, thanks to you all for the great and educative forum discussions and information.
This forum and the following information sources helped me to pass the certification exam:
1. The EJB 3.1 Specification - The most complete and accurate source of my EJB 3.1 knowledge
2. Study notes by Ivan Krizsan - Thanks a lot, I enjoyed reading your book
3. I read some new topics about EJB 3.0 from EJB 3 in Action - The book is easy to read

Because of my personal interest in Enterprise Software Development and work requirements, I decided to read more than I needed for the certification exam. The process went as follows:
I got my Introduction to EJB 2.0 from:
- Head First EJB - I recommend this book for folks without prior EJB knowledge
- Special edition using Enterprise JavaBeans 2.0 - I recommend this book for folks moving on to intermediate EJB knowledge

Afterwards I ended up reading:
- Expert One-on-One J2EE Design and Development - I recommend this book for folks with experience looking for best practices in development of complete and professional JEE solutions. This is a an excellent book even though it is based on EJB 2.0 spec, the wisdom in it is everlasting. Note that this book is not suitable for beginners.
- I did a lot of practice and mock exams from different books, one of them is SCBCD Exam Study Kit: Java Business Component Developer Certification for EJB. This book gives a concise introduction to the SCBCD exam based on the EJB 2.0 specification. It also contains concise notes, questions and answers at the end of every chapter.

Note: EJB has evolved quite much since the release of the first specification. I recommend studying it according to one's needs, In my case, for example, I needed to study for Java EE 6 EJB Developer Certified Expert Exam - 1Z0-895 (EJB 3.1), but I read the above mentioned books out of interest and work requirements.

Best wishes Ranchers
Cheers
8 years ago
Thanks Ron,
Its amazing, how much knowlege you can get from this certification and this forum.
8 years ago
Greetings Ranchers,
I passed the OCMJD certification (368/400). I used this forum to find clues and answers to most questions I had during the certification process.
Special thanks to :
Roberto Perillo for the wonderful intros:
- database file reader: dbfile-reader
- locking test samples: locking
- OCMJD intoduction and best practices:ocmjd-paper-roberto-perillo.pdf
Andrew Monkhouse: For the very pragmatic book, complete with all you need to prepare and pass the OCMJD certification:scjd-book

To those Ranchers who still have not yet decided on which certification to take after OCJP, I think OCMJD is a very wonderful certification in which you will learn more and apply a great deal of what you learned in OCJP certification.

Since my results took about 3 months to come I already started preparing for OCBCD certification.

Thanks everybody
8 years ago
Thanks Sean, very good plan. True, I'll use the forum to get the community's ideas. Could you share the retired assignment you mentioned? I'd like to just have a look.
Hi Roel,
Thanks, I think I'll read the book, do the sample assignment then purchase the Oracle assignment.
Greetings! I'm a new member of the JavaRanch family. I just got SCJP Java 6 certified 23.02.2011. I have bought and started reading Andrew's book about SCJD. I have a question, should I purchase the assignment from Oracle before finishing to read the book or maybe its better that I complete reading the book first?