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Cleared SCWCD with 91%

Marcelo Ortega
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Joined: May 31, 2005
Posts: 528

Hi friends.
Yesterday i cleared the SCWCD exam with 91% in 1 hour and 10 minutes . It took me 3 and a half months to prepare for it. I scored 77% on the final HFSJ mock exam.

Thanks to:
- First off, i'd to thank my wife and daughter, who were always there for me and supported me throughout the entire preparation.
- Bates, Sierra and Basham, because if it wasn't for there magnificent book, i would not be typing this up right now. If you don't already have it, what are you waiting for?
- JavaRanch and all of it ranchers, (mainly this forum, of course). Thanks to all you guys threads, i learnt alot and made me ask myself some more questions.

Preparation + Recomendations:
- Head First Servlets and JSP is ALL you need. Trust me. Read it at least twice.
- The only mock exams which i did were JavaRanch's SCWCD mocks (you should be getting 100% in that) and's free JWebPlus mocks for SCWCD 1.4. This last ones tone is similar to that on the actual exam. (By the way, it's NEVER to early to start doing mocks).
- Skim over the Servlets spec. But don't go crazy reading the whole thing. Once again, all you need is HFSJ, and read a little on Dynamic Attribute.

On the day:
- RELAX. The last thing you want is to rush through the exam or get nervous and not read the questions properly. When i went for my exam yesterday, there was a big problem. I had to fly from the Canary Islands to Madrid to do my exam. I went and came back on the same day (i left at 6:40 in the morning and got there at 10:00 in the morning). The exam was SUPPOSED to be at 13:00, and my flight back was at 17:20. The problem was that the center in which i was going to do the exam had a connection problem with Prometric's server, and they ended up fixing it at 14:45. SO i had to really rush through it or else i would of missed my plane . I was really angry because i know if i would of taken my time, i would of got a better score. But still, i'm quite happy with what i got.

Once again, thanks everyone and good luck to those who are going to take the exam in the near future.

Kind regards,
[ March 18, 2006: Message edited by: Marcelo Ortega ]


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Joyce Lee
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Congratulations, Marcelo!
Mikalai Zaikin
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Congratulations, Marcelo !!!

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Marcelo Ortega
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Thanks people.
Bert Bates

Joined: Oct 14, 2002
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Congrats again Marcelo

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