This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
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 J2EEpatterns - 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.