I wish to thank Kathy and Bates for their wonderful books, which I followed for both the exams. I'm afraid I'm getting addicted to their style of writing. I bought their HFEJB well before I cleared the SCWCD exam and as soon as I returned from the examination center, I started reading it.
I used Enthuware simulators for both the tests. I used Whizlabs as well for SCJP.
I used this forum to get a lot of info about the exams.
can you share with us how you prepared for the SCWCD what all books you referred to? Whats the preparation time? And also can you please give us an idea on the exam itself. How is it compared to the mocks which areas are tested more?
hmmmm thats a lot of questions right .. celebrate your achievement and please do reply after that... I am planning to give SCWCD shortly.
Thanks [ May 23, 2007: Message edited by: Rao Papa ]
HFSJ was the primary book I referred to. Read API doc for the relevant APIs. I just skimmed through specs for Servlets, JSP and JSTL. I prepared for 3 weeks, 4-5 hrs a day. First two weeks were spent for HFSJ. Guess I read it twice. Third week went for mock tests and specs. I guess mock tests are slightly tougher than the original one, but I can't be very sure on that as I should not be making conclusions based on experiencing just one single real exam.