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Passed SCWCD with 84%

Christophe Verré

Joined: Nov 24, 2005
Posts: 14688

Hi all,
I passed SCWCD on Saturday with 84%.

I have:
- read Manning's SCWCD Study Kit 2nd Edition once.
- read Servlet/JSP/JSTL specs (only the important parts) once, and taking notes
- used Whizlab mock exam, which helped me a lot to understand where I needed to focus.
- answered ranchers questions

I haven't (but I should have)
- made many sample programs
- done the mocks twice or reread the book
- bought HFSJ

Ok, here is what I've roughly seen at the exam:
- 5-6 questions about web.xml's dtd. (env-entry, ejb-local-ref, init-param...)
- Relatively straight forward questions about servlet and container.
- 6 questions about J2EE patterns
- 3-4 questions on security
- several questions on EL (operators, functions, isElIgnored...)
- 3-4 about filters and listeners
- 1 question on dynamic filters
- several standard action tags (useBean of course)
- several about JSTL (c:catch, didn't remember how to use that one !)
- several about custom tags

I scored poorly at EL (60%). Make sure you understand it well and practice it.
I didn't know enough about operator precedence.
Another mistake I've done was to read the book,
and then stop studying for about a month (with a full-time job, it's not always easy to find time)
I have no experience on Servlet/JSP, so I forgot what I've read pretty quickly :roll:
I'll have to be more diligent next time.

Thx a lot to all of you helping us.
Special thx to Charles Lyons. Good luck for your book.

Btw, I do not recommend using Manning's SCWCD Study Kit (2nd Edition).
The 2nd edition is supposed to have been updated for the new exam, but it has not.
All the DTDs (web.xml, tld) in the book are old. I was very disappointed about it.

Looking forward to studying for SCBCD.

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Vishnu Prakash
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Joined: Nov 15, 2004
Posts: 1026
Hi Satou kurinosuke

I am glad you passed the exam with good score. Really enjoyed your replies in SCWCD Forum. All the best for future endeavors.

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Umakanth Godavarthy
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Joined: Nov 10, 2005
Posts: 37
Congrats Satou !!!
vipul patel
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Joined: Oct 16, 2005
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Christophe Verré

Joined: Nov 24, 2005
Posts: 14688

Thx all.
Vishnu, I do enjoy your accurate explanations too
R. Hariharan

Joined: Dec 23, 2005
Posts: 11
Heartiest Congrats. Your analysis is impressing. Wishing u all the very best for SCBCD.

Tks and regds
Priya Jothi
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Joined: Jul 13, 2004
Posts: 168
Congrats Satou!!!

Bert Bates

Joined: Oct 14, 2002
Posts: 8898
Congrats Satou !

That's a fine score on a really hard exam.

- Bert

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