Aug 13th, 2010, 08:29 AM
I asked SpringSource this question and they replied that topics from the Core Spring 3.0 course could be used as the basis for what is needed in the exam:
I successfully passed the exam, however I can tell that those course topics are rather coarse and not really enough to prepare for all the questions that you should expect to see in the exam. To pass the exam, I also prepared for the more detailed topics from Core Spring 2.5 exam:
While preparing, I did not read any books. My only resources were Spring 3.0 Reference Documentation (dived deeply into it, especially into topics included in 2.5 and 3.0 exams) and my own experience in building Spring applications.
Aug 20th, 2010, 12:39 PM
I blogged on the topic of the exam. It includes all available study resources and the overall scope. (existing sample exams are all much harder than the exam.)
Feb 1st, 2011, 01:45 AM
Originally Posted by longbeach
i want to write spring 3.x certification, can any one help me , what is the first step for this exam,and how to prepare this exam, what will be the cost of this exam, i completed SCJP 6.0
Feb 1st, 2011, 01:48 AM
spring 3.x certification exam
hey can any one help please , how to write spring certification exam, what is the first step to write this exam,
what are reference books are avaliable
thanks in advance
Feb 1st, 2011, 02:00 AM
is spring reference document is enough to prepare spring certification exam
Feb 1st, 2011, 07:09 PM
Replying three times in ten minutes isn't likely to get you an answer faster. Keep in mind people are in different time zones.
In answer to your questions:
1) The first step is to take the Core Spring class. You can't take the exam without taking the class. The class is expensive. (maybe $2000-$3000). It's not something you do just to get certified.
2) The class covers everything you need to know. The Spring reference manual covers that and much more.
See my blog link five posts up - it contains much more information.
Feb 2nd, 2011, 12:02 AM
I have cleared SFC 2.5 exam on 8th of jan. But till now i didn't hear anything from Springsource reg my certification confirmation and didn't receive any acknowledgement.
I request you to let me know how many days it will take to in general to receive the softcopy and hard copy of my certification details.
Thanks in advance.
Feb 2nd, 2011, 01:47 AM
Actually, you can. I did. As I mentioned earlier, there are alternative ways of getting the voucher for taking the exam: either by somehow contributing to Spring community, or by proving to have successfully completed at least two real world Spring-based projects.
Originally Posted by boyarsky
Feb 2nd, 2011, 06:08 AM
chandun4u: I got a printout from the exam center when I got my score.
Osvaldas: Have you checked recently? I thought SpringSource got rid of the grandfather option last year?
Feb 2nd, 2011, 06:21 AM
how did you
Originally Posted by chandun4u
can you tell me where did you take spring coaching and how did you prepare for spring certification[SFC] , and how long it take time to prepare for you