Thursday, July 10, 2014

I'm an OCE JEE6 1Z0-895 Certified!

I've passed the exam for 1Z0-895 Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 6 Enterprise JavaBeans Developer Certified Expert with 83%!

My training materials were:

1. Enterprise JavaBeans 3.1 (the most recommended book, ignore JPA chapters, this is the Bible from where to learn all the exam topics, but it's incomplete concerning the deepness of needed knowledge - complete the knowledge from the EJB 3.1 specification!)
Andrew Lee Rubinger, Bill Burke
O'Reilly Media; Sixth Edition edition (September 24, 2010)

2. EJB 3 in Action (EJB 3.0, ignore JPA chapters, I don't remember what I learned from this book that I didn't learned with the O'Reilly book. Be aware that in version 3.0 there are no singletons, so this book does not mention it)
Debu Panda, Reza Rahman, Derek Lane
Manning Publications Co.; 1st Edition

3. Head First EJB (EJB 2.0, just for the basic concepts, like the EJB Roles and how to understand the "equals" between EJBs - ignore EJB 2.0 specific stuff)
Kathy Sierra, Bert Bates

4. OCP JavaEE 6 EJB Developer Study Notes by Ivan A Krizsan (very complete! Read it! Learned the structure of an .ear and .jar from here and also the Exceptions tree structure for distinguishing between Application Exceptions and System Exceptions)

5. Frits Walraven OCPEJBD 6 EJB3.1 (a very good short study notes! I became aware of the "equals" questions between EJBs from here. If you know all the topics mentioned here, then you should be prepared for the exam)

6. JSR-000318 Enterprise JavaBeansTM 3.1 Final Release (The EJB 3.1 specification: it has all the needed information but it is really hard to read, but it must be read to complement the knowledge)

7. Interceptors 1.1 (The EJB 3.1 Interceptors specification: It's very quick to read!)

8. Enthuware 1Z0-895 exams (some questions are very similar to the real exam, really good software for practice! I was getting around 80% in this software and I got 83% in the real exam!)

After all this study, if you are passing in Enthuware exams, then you should pass on the real exam!
Good luck!