Thanks a lot to you all ranchers. Today, I cleared my SCWCD with 95% . Just two months back, I cleared my SCJP with 96% .
Being frank, I never thought, I would ever accomplish this. As I am from a Mechanical background. And has been interested in Java just because of interest. Actually did a small stuff of my final year Project, last year only in java(AWT and Swing). Since then have been a great fan of it. What I liked most about it is its reusability and there is no "reinventing of wheel". You don't have to develop anything from scratch.
A special thanks to Kathy for her wonderful book. Actually after having a look on her HFJS, I thought of giving this exam. I got that book from one of my friend and was reading that just because of interest. But felt at one point, I should go for this exam too. Thanks Kathy.
And about my exam, I lost marks in Structure and Deployment of Web Application (75%). Actually got some elements of web.xml pertaining to resources and EJB about which I wasn't prepared as I wasn't expecting them.
Once again Thanks to all of you. And Hope your support will continue like this in future. And I will see some more good books from Kathy. Most probably on SCDJWS.
Other than these. I studied HFJS by Kathy Sierra. That's a really nice book.
And did some moke tests. I think these are enough. Test was very simple. But was not confined to objectives that's what I felt Custom tags was Ok. I got three questions on it. But simple one. Was just checking the bsic knowledges.
But I got unexpectedly most of the question on Security and about elements of web.xml.
On design patterns their were six questions. But were simple.
And yes I practice my codes. Actually I was implementing everything whatever I was studying in my own created small small applications. Because that's the purpose I was learning these things.And what I liked most was the implementation of Listeners and Security. I really liked that part. If possible please practice on sesion management, tags(JSTL, custom, tagfiles, tlds) and EL. You can have a lot of fun with them and will really enjoy them.
And please give exam only when you will feel comfortable with them. And don't neglect web.xml in any case, not even a single element. You will score well. I can assure you. Hoping to listen someone touching that magic number.
Best of luck to you all. Preapare well and score well. If any doubt. Please mail to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will be very pleased, if I would be of any help to you.
Thanks for your valuable tips.It would of great help for my preparation.
Joined: Feb 04, 2006
Can you give me the guidance for SCJP examination ? How will i prepare for that , is there any material available or else any on line model examination is available ? Please advise.
Sorry for my ignorance.
Joined: Mar 22, 2007
Congratulations for passing with such a wonderful score. I am also preparing for SCBCD and I don't have any back ground knowledge in this area as I am working in C Language. You have really achieved a wonderful score and you are truly a source of inspiration for many of us. Good Luck for future certifications.