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Passed SCWCD with 92%

Anand Wadhwani
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Joined: Mar 21, 2005
Posts: 151
Hello Dear Rancher Friends,

Today I cleared SCWCD exam with 92%, feels like an achievement.

THANKS A TON to the authors of book "Head First Servlets and JSP". Once again the book proved excellent for certification preparation.

My deep felt thanks to all the SCWCD-forum-participients, who appeared in forum every now and then, were always there to listen to problems, questions and always there for giving guidance!!! Special Thanks to few people Chowdari, Sanjay and Narendra who spared time with my questions... I apologize if I am missing anyone's name.

I screwed up with 2 questions from patterns, 1 from standard actions, 1 from servlet technology model and 1 from web app deployment.

I had prepared extra-well in patterns, but exam questions were way-confusing.

About Preparation Tips:

1. Book - Of course "HFSJ"
2. Study Guide -
3. Enthuware Mock Questions
4. Other mock questions listed in my signature below.

I took total 3 months of lazy preparation (2-3 hours a day). The most time-comsuming BUT important was doing hands on for each and everything. I used tomcat for this. This was must otherwise in my opinion there is no point of getting certified.

About exam... of course there were 3-4 questions from DD/TLD elements. Patterns questions were *really* confusing, in fact I doubt those questions were buggy, there should have been checkboxes instead of radio button :-) Drag drop questions were not so difficult, once attempted and passed through you can not go back and see what you answered so be cautious. The distribution of questions topic-wise was very symmetric. The difficuly level of questions was very average, bit tricky but no. of correct answers to be chosen is known so that really helps.

What's next? Dont know.. right now I am in 'HAPPY' mood Dont want to bother myself about what's next.. my EJB is very poor... may be SCBCD.. god knows.

ALL THE BEST to those who are yet to appear in the exam!

SCWCD 1.4<br />---------------------<br />Ability is what you're capable of. <br />Motivation determines what you do. <br />Attitude determines how well you do it.<br />---------------------
Vinh Hoang

Joined: Jun 29, 2005
Posts: 22
Yes, you're right, the next obvious target is SCBCD.
Fortunately, there are a few good books available:
SCBCD Study Kit from Manning. Check it out at
I have found this book explaining things in a very simple and cohesive way.

And, HF, of course.
Good luck.
Sanjay pts
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Joined: Nov 07, 2000
Posts: 357
Heartly Congratulaion for your success.

Starts SCBCD, as i'm new to this topics and no exp atall.But hope with all sharing knowledge attitude we will make it happen.
But yes enjoy first relax for few days and then make your mind.

Best Wishes


Eat JAVA, Drink JAVA, Sleep Java
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Joined: Apr 01, 2005
Posts: 431
Congratulations Anand!!!

Well Done!!!

Kedar Dravid
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Joined: May 28, 2004
Posts: 333
Shabaash, Anand!
Bert Bates

Joined: Oct 14, 2002
Posts: 8898
Awesome score Anand, on a really hard exam!

We're glad the book helped.


Spot false dilemmas now, ask me how!
(If you're not on the edge, you're taking up too much room.)
Sakthi Kani
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Joined: Mar 29, 2005
Posts: 98
C O N G R A T S.....

" Don't be afraid of pressure. Remember that pressure is what turns a lump of coal into a diamond... " <br /> <br />Thanks & Regards...<br />Sakthi<br />SCJP1.4, OCA
shiva viswanathan
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Joined: Aug 12, 2004
Posts: 152
Hi Anand ,

Congrats on a really great score .Well done , man .
I guess all the hard work finally paid off
Now time to celebrate

Thanks for all your great help in the forum and thanks for the detailed tips
Please stay around in the forum to help others like me
who are in the process of preparation

Catch You Later
Mikalai Zaikin
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Joined: Jun 04, 2002
Posts: 3322
Congratz !!!

Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 6 Web Services Developer Certified Expert Exam Study Guide and Quiz
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amit taneja
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Joined: Mar 14, 2003
Posts: 812
congrats anand..
i read your post in scwcd forum few days back and you was bit nervous due to low score in some mock exam but you have now showed that you really cracked the exam...

really good to see your result...

have you prepaired any notes ...

please send me to

i will be greatfull to you..

goodluck for your carrer..

Thanks and Regards, Amit Taneja
Sam Sun
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Joined: Feb 01, 2005
Posts: 60
Kalle Anka
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Joined: Jul 06, 2005
Posts: 69

hurray for u
Anand Wadhwani
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Joined: Mar 21, 2005
Posts: 151
Thanks so much friends!

It feels really good to get so many compliments, really wondering about those serious people getting certified without coming on this forum and missing so many friends and compliments from them.

BTW, are there any such people?

The forum is awesome because of so friendly, good, skilled still simple innocent people!

Thanks again for so many compliments. I would try to remain active participient in the forum at least for some time until I get on top of another journey!

Hi Bert,
Its really nice to see your reply. Yesss, the book is really simply GREAT! I have referred the book to at least 70 people in my organization, not because I expect any deal from you but because I really reallly like the book. THANKS for all the effort, time you have put in writing such book. I am going to refer HFE also for my next certification, sure that would be equally pleasant experience.

Hi Mikalai,
Your notes are in so simple easy-to-understand language I really like that. And all the boxes for quick reference are just great, actually very good for quick-recap of things before exam! Thanks Much!!
[ July 06, 2005: Message edited by: Anand Wadhwani ]
chowdary Thammineedi
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Joined: Aug 16, 2004
Posts: 126
Congratulations Anand.

Narendra Dhande
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Joined: Dec 04, 2004
Posts: 951
Hi Anand.

Congrats and Cheerrrr

Narendra Dhande
SCJP 1.4,SCWCD 1.4, SCBCD 5.0, SCDJWS 5.0, SCEA 5.0
Nicky Eng
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Joined: Mar 26, 2005
Posts: 378

its really nice to hear that, anand.

personally i think i will take 4 months to complete it because i am so lazy one.

could you share any notes that you refering to? HFSJ i will buy it next month when i start the SCWCD. this month kinda busy with college.

if got any resource, pls email at

thanks in advance.

and congrats again.

From NickyEng
Diploma in Computer Studies
SCJP 1.4
Formula 1 app by Maxis (Playbook)
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