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I would like to gain the "Oracle Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB) Developer" certification. According to this page I have to take a number of classes each of which costs up to a couple of thousand GB£.

Is this really the only way to obtain the certification? Can I not just buy a certification guide book from amazon and just sit the requisite tests?

At the moment I have no Java EE experience and I'm finding it impossible to get interviews for the jobs I'm interested in. I'm hoping this will at least help me get my foot through the door.

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Before you go and spend any money ask yourself this: Will you have an advantage in the marketplace if you do have this certification? –  Karlson Mar 1 '12 at 22:46
    
At the moment I have no Java EE experience and I'm finding it impossible to get interviews for the jobs I'm interested in. I'm hoping this will at least help me get my foot through the door.. –  user33716 Mar 1 '12 at 23:03
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Get involved in an open source project that uses J2EE. –  Burhan Ali Mar 15 '12 at 6:27
    
@BurhanAli I haven't heard of a lot of those. @ the OP - EJB certification == double fail. Any company requiring it is not worth applying to. –  vemv Apr 16 '12 at 9:40
    
@venv The poster isn't saying a company required it. He/she wants to show knowledge of EJBs. –  Jeanne Boyarsky Apr 21 '12 at 0:36
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You do not have to take a course in order to take the OCPJBCD exam. There are only two Java exams from Oracle that require a mandatory course (OCMJD and OCMJEA.) The page you linked to is a "learning path" which means "if you wanted to pay Oracle to learn everything for the exam what classes should you take."

The actual requirements are on this Oracle cert page. (If you get prompted for a country, enter it and then re-paste my link. Oracle isn't always good about direct links.) It says you need two things to become certified in EJB:

  1. To have passed the Java SJCP or OCP exam. (which also doesn't require a course)
  2. To have passed the OCPJBCD (EJB) exam

Question though: do you have any web experience? Oracle's web component developer exam covers other parts of JEE that are more broadly used than EJB.

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Absolutely no, your prerequisite for OCE EJB certification is any version of OCPJP or SCJP. The mandatory course requirement is applicable for OCMJD and OCMJEA certifications only. Even it is not required to take all levels of OCMJD and OCMJEA if you decide not to get your success kit.

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