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Passed SCWCD - 80% and prep. exp.

Sudhakar Guntaka
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Joined: Nov 21, 2004
Posts: 46
Hi to all,

Today I cleared my SCWCD Exam with 80%.
This credit entirely goes to the Authors of HFS Book (Bryan Basham, Kathy Sierra and Bert Bates) and members of this group too... who helped me a lot in preparation of my exam.
Authors have done really a tough and good job in getting such a great book for exam.
Actually I wrote this exam for second time. First time I got 60% because that time I dont know about HFS book and this group .
After that I came to know about this book, got a copy and started preparation. Hardly it took 3weeks to complete(including my exam).

Preparation Experience:
1.Read HFS Book for 3 times and practiced a lot on those topics....
2.Done all freely available mock exams in jdiscuss....
3.From wrong answers I analyzed weaker areas and gone through once....

HFS itself is sufficient for passing exam and getting good stuff within short-span

kapil munjal
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Joined: May 11, 2004
Posts: 298
Congrats Sudhakar,

Very nice score!!!

Well, thanks for sharing your experience.

Please tell us something about the exp. of your exam also.

Was it tough according to your expectation or was it easy???


Kapil Munjal
SCJP 1.4, SCWCD 1.4
Sudhakar Guntaka
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Joined: Nov 21, 2004
Posts: 46
Hi kapil,

Regarding my exam..... Yes it was to my expectations.
Design Pattern questions were somewhat tricky.... be careful with that....
Almost all the other topics are not that much tough and are somewhat easier when compared to HFS book mock test. With knowledge of HFS book one can easily pass this exam. But more practice is needed on these topics.

Gaurav Sahni
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Joined: Sep 03, 2003
Posts: 56
Congratulations Sudhakar!
Job well done.

what's next?


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Bert Bates

Joined: Oct 14, 2002
Posts: 8898

A very fine score on a very hard exam!

Congrats, we'e glad the book helped!

- Bert

Spot false dilemmas now, ask me how!
(If you're not on the edge, you're taking up too much room.)
Sudhakar Guntaka
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Joined: Nov 21, 2004
Posts: 46
Hi Bates, Gaurav


Next I am targeting for SCBCD and got another wonderful book of Head First Series......... "Head First EJB" for preparation.

Ajith Kallambella

Joined: Mar 17, 2000
Posts: 5782
Congratulations and best wishes for your future endeavors.

Open Group Certified Distinguished IT Architect. Open Group Certified Master IT Architect. Sun Certified Architect (SCEA).
Prasad Pusapati
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Joined: Jan 03, 2005
Posts: 30
Hi Sudhakar Reddy,
Congrats For Getting Such A Good Score.Sudhakar...Could You Just Guide Me What Is The Procedure To Write The Exam..Previously I Cleared JCP.
Whom To Contact To Write The SCWCD1.4 Exam?.
I agree. Here's the link:
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