|SCBCD Exam Study Kit
Java Business Component Developer Certification for EJB
2005 | 488 pages
|Out of print||
The only book you will ever need to pass the Sun Certified Business Component Developer (SCBCD) exam. Comprehensive coverage of exam objectives. Includes a license to a free simulated exam modeled after the real exam.
"The chapters are presented in a logical learning
sequence...well written, and the online help from
the book's web site is quite useful."
There is probably no Java certification more valuable to you than Sun Certified Business Component Developer CX-310-090. To pass you need a readable, no-nonsense book focused like a laser beam on the exam goals. SCBCD Exam Study Kit is that book.
The study kit makes sure you first understand all the concepts you need to know, large and small, and then covers every single exam topic. It provides more than 130 review questions with answers distributed over all chapters and an Exam's Eye View section at the end of each chapter on the important points to remember.
Although SCBCD Exam Study Kit has only one purpose - to help you get certified - you will find yourself returning to it as a reference after passing the exam. A demo on how to install the necessary software, write a simple bean, deploy the bean, and execute it, as well as a free SCBCD exam simulator can be downloaded from the publisher's website.
- All exam objectives, carefully explained
- Session, Entity, and Message-Driven Beans
- Lifecycle of Session and Entity Beans
- Transactions, exceptions, and security
- EJB query language
- Container-managed and bean-managed persistence
- Quick Prep Appendix for last-minute cramming
ABOUT THE AUTHOR...
Paul Sanghera, Ph.D., is an SCBCD certified developer. He has taught Java and other technology courses at San Jose State University and has been at the ground floor of several startups. Paul lives in Silicon Valley, California.
About the Exam
With the popularity of J2EE in the enterprise, SCBCD certification is an important credential for an EJB developer to earn. SCBCD has Sun Certified Java Programmer (SCJP) certification as a prerequisite, and it is part of a spectrum of Java certification exams available from Sun.
The Java certification exams from Sun
The Java platform comes in three flavors: Java 2 Standard Edition (J2SE), Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE), and Java 2 Micro Edition (J2ME). The certification paths based on these platforms include exams for the following certifications: Sun Certified Java Programmer (SCJP), Sun Certified Java Developer (SCJD), Sun Certified Web Component Developer (SCWCD), Sun Certified Business Component Developer (SCBCD), Sun Certified Developer for Java Web Services (SCDJWS), and Sun Certified Mobile Application Developer (SCMAD).
Preparing for the SCBCD exam
The Sun Certified Business Component Developer (SCBCD) for the Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) 1.3 exam is for programmers and developers who are responsible for designing, developing, testing, deploying, and integrating Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB) applications. If you are a beginner, you will learn EJB technology while preparing for the exam because this book is not a mere exam-cram. Even an expert may fail the exam if not prepared for it properly. From the exam point of view, pay special attention to the following items while preparing for the exam:
1 Carefully read the exam objectives in the beginning of each chapter.
2 Make sure you understand the Notes and Alerts in each chapter.
3 Study the review questions at the end of each chapter.
4 Review the Exams-Eye View sections and Quick Prep in appendix E, during the last hours of your preparation.
Certification paths based on the J2SE, J2EE, and J2ME platforms. SCJP certification is a prerequisite for SCBCD and all other certifications.
Taking the SCBCD exam
The SCBCD certification consists of one exam available at authorized Prometric Testing Centers throughout the world. Following are some important details of the SCBCD exam:
The exam is available in the following languages: English, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and German. The question types are multiple choice, including drag and drop. In most of the questions, you are asked to select the correct answers from multiple answers presented for a question. The number of correct answers is given. Pay attention to the Exhibit button if it appears in a question. You click it to get the required information for the question. In some questions, you are asked to drag and drop options to the right place. According to many exam takers, there are hardly any questions with true/false answers, a lot of questions with two (or sometimes three) correct answers, and quite a few questions with radio button answers. Some questions will have very small code fragments. If you cant make up your mind about the answer to a question, you can skip it and come back to it later.
Like other Sun exams, the SCBCD exam starts with a survey that asks you questions regarding your level of knowledge and experience with different topics on EJB technology. Please dont get confused or panic; rest assured that this is not part of the actual exam.
Following are the main steps in the process of taking the exam:
1 You should purchase an exam voucher from your local Sun Education Services Office. You can also purchase the voucher online by going to http://suned.sun.com/US/certification/register/index.html.
2 The exams are conducted by Prometric all across the world, but you need to schedule your exam with them. After you have purchased the exam voucher, contact an authorized Prometric Testing Center near you. You can get the information regarding this from http://www.prometric.com.
3 Reach the testing center at least 15 minutes before the test start time, and be prepared to show two forms of identification, one of which should be a photo ID.
4 After you finish the test, the computer screen will display your result (whether you have passed or not). You will also receive a printed copy of the detailed results.
5 Within a month or so, you will receive your certificate from Sun in the mail if you passed the exam. For the current and complete information, you can visit the Sun exam site: http://www.sun.com/training/certification/
Best wishes for the exam. Go for it!
About the Exam Simulator
The SCBCD Exam Study Kit offers you further resources to facilitate your preparation for the SCBCD exam including free access to the Whizlabs Exam Simulator available online and the Quick Prep Notes that you will find in appendix E, both provided courtesy of Whizlabs Software Pvt. Ltd.
Whizlabs SCBCD Exam Simulator
The abridged version of Whizlabs SCBCD Exam Simulator contains the following:
To download the software and information about system requirements, installation, activation, and usage please:
Readers can also enjoy an exclusive 20% discount from Whizlabs on the full version of the SCBCD Exam Simulator. This version is more comprehensive and provides a total of 504 challenging questions spread across 5 Mock Exams (350 questions) and Quiz (154 questions). It additionally includes features like Quick Revision Notes, Tips N Tricks, Exhaustive Explanations, Comprehensive Reports, Customizable Exams & Quiz, Adaptive testing and 150% Test Pass Guarantee, all in a single package.
Whizlabs offers a special 10% discount for the readers of this book on all its Java-related instructor-led online trainings (SCJP 1.4, SCBCD, and SCWCD 1.4 trainings). Conducted over the Internet, by certified and expert instructors, Whizlabs Instructor-led Online Trainings are an effective technique of certification exam preparation.
Details about the offers mentioned above can be obtained by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include the license number of the Whizlabs SCBCD abridged version. Or you can visit their web site at http://www.whizlabs.com.
Quick Preparation Notes
The Quick Preparation Notes cover important concepts and exam tips for the SCBCD exam, courtesy Whizlabs Software Pvt. Ltd. Developed comprehensively they will help you to revise the concepts taught in each chapter. Brushing through key areas in one go provides ease of learning and better retention of information for the exam. You can find these Quick Prep Notes in appendix E.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q. When will the printed version of the
book be available?
A. It will be made available on Manning site by June 7. Soon after that it will start appearing at all kinds of strange places such as Amazon, Java One conference, and book stores...
Q. I read somewhere this book has a CD
with it. What happened to that?
A. Well, somebody took the stuff from the CD (Exam simulator and code for Appendix A), and made it available on the Web. So you still get what you would get from the CD, and you can be proud of yourself for being environment friendly. That feeling comes free.
WHAT REVIEWERS ARE SAYING
"Aimed specifically at the examination and readers who study it can be sure
that they have studied every component of the examination...The chapters are
presented in a logical learning sequence: each chapter builds upon knowledge
acquired in previous chapters, there is no hopping from topic to topic just
to follow the test...useful for beginners who want to get up to speed
quickly, even if they are new to EJB technology...completely indexed to make
it useful as a reference book after the test has been passed...well written,
and the on line help from the book's web site is quite useful."