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Passed SCWCD with 96%

Nauman Ahmed

Joined: Apr 09, 2003
Posts: 3
Dear all,
Yesterday I cleare SCWCD with 96%.
Following are my observations about the exam.
The exam relies heavily on knowledge of servlet and JSP API (method signatures/return type etc).
I referred both Manning Book & Wrox.Manning book is complete in real sense.
I would suggest no need to invest time in going thru any NOTES and all, the Exam Prep at the back of the book is quite sufficient.
The most time consuming of all topic is the one
dealing with security as one needs to mug up all the tags in web.xml relate d to security constraint.Please don't ignore it.Though no questions were asked to identify the correct placing of the tags ,but through
understanding is required.
The WROX book has got some really good questions which give us enough ingredients to cook food for thought.
One should follow these steps to save time while
preparing for the exam.
1)Read the Book(s).
2)Read the specification by Sun for both JSP and
Servlets.This will boost your confidence and also u
will thus find out the source of all THOSE Tricky
3)Solve the questions from the book(S) and also the mock tests available by Anand Chawla and some other guys including the one available with javaranch.They do very good job of scaring you.
4)I had jweb+ too, the WROX book CD also contains a
mock exam which consists of some real intelligent
5)The actual exam is not really difficult.But then I
think more than scoring in exam our goal should be to
get hold of the specification and APIs as this is what
going to help us in long run.
6)The questions on taglib were only on conceptual
level and didn't involve much coding.
I scored more than 90% in only 2 mock exams.
Finally ,there is no substitute to experience and
HANDS on Experience as atleast 5-7 questions can not be answered without experience at least I think so.Especially the one on Design Patterns.
Chandrasekar Subramanian

Joined: Apr 09, 2003
Posts: 1
Congrats and thanks for your information.

Chandrasekar<br />SCJP
Cindy Glass
"The Hood"

Joined: Sep 29, 2000
Posts: 8521
Moving to results.

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Francis Siu
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Joined: Jan 04, 2003
Posts: 867
Well done & Congratulations !

Francis Siu
Fisher Daniel
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Joined: Sep 14, 2001
Posts: 582
Congratulations to you...
Reshma Shanbhag
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Joined: Sep 17, 2002
Posts: 204
congratulations Nauman and thanks a lot for the informative post.

SCJP 1.4, SCWCD 1.4
Nauman Ahmed

Joined: Apr 09, 2003
Posts: 3
Well I forgot to mentiuon onething in my earlier post.
For Design Patterns , you have to select appropriate option from ythe multiple option list.
There are very tempting options like facade pattern,bimodal dataaccess etc.They might be valid name for the design pattern but what I think is the correct answer should or must belong to the Design Pattern mentioned by SUN in the exam objectives.Hope this might help you to eliminate wrong options.
Ke Liu
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Joined: Feb 15, 2003
Posts: 143
Congratulations !

Ajith Kallambella

Joined: Mar 17, 2000
Posts: 5782
Good deal!
Congratulations and good luck for your future endeavours!

Open Group Certified Distinguished IT Architect. Open Group Certified Master IT Architect. Sun Certified Architect (SCEA).
John Lee
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Joined: Aug 05, 2001
Posts: 2545
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