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Passed SCWCD 5 with 92%

 
Aleksander Switalski
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I passed SCWCD 5 exam an hour ago with 92% (64/69).

I've prepared for about one month and read HFSJ twice. I did some mock tests from JavaRanch, JDiscuss and Examulator.

Exam is practically identical to 1.4 version - I had no questions on var-args, annotations or generics. Some questions ask explicitly about J2EE 1.4 web applications (probably someone forgot to update them). And there are questions about design patters and EL functions on the exam (even if they are not listed in the Objectives).

I suggest to all ranchers who prepare to the 1.4 version to take the new one... It looks much better in the CV
[ February 04, 2008: Message edited by: Aleksander Switalski ]
 
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Congrats and good score for the latest version of the SCWCD exam
 
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Congratulations!

Great score!

What's the next? SCBCD 5?
 
Aleksander Switalski
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Thanks.

The SCBCD 1.3 exam will be my next certification step, but after a long break for some non-technical fantasy books
 
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Congrats
 
Prashant Padmanabhan
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Congratulations...

Great score.

I've prepared for about one month and read HFSJ twice. I did some mock tests from JavaRanch, JDiscuss and Examulator.


To get 92% without referring to any other book than HF says a lot about the book.
 
Krishna Srinivasan
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Congrats!!
SCWCD 5.0 Mock Exams
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Is there any difference between SCWCD 1.4 and SCWCD 5? If we prepare for SCWCD 1.4, can we pass the exam for SCWCD 5? Please let me know.
 
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I didn't notice any differencies between 1.4 mock exams and real 5.0 exam.
The scope of objectives is the same and I had no questions about multiple url-pattern or servlet-name elements in DD (available since Servlet 2.5) or any other Java 5.0 related topics...

The only difference is the passing score - 71% (yes, 49/69 is 71%, not 70% as Sun claims ) instead 63% (and yes, 44/69 is 63%, not 62% as Sun claims ).
 
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Do you suggest me to take up SCWCD 1.4 or 5. I dont know any of the APIs in SCWCD 5. I'm worried if there is something new.

Let me know how to go about it.
 
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Also, it would be great if you could forward me any links to the mock 1.4 exam.

Thanks in Advance.
 
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I suggest to take the SCWCD 5 exam. There are some differencies in specification (you can find the materials on the SCWCD5 links site). I read those materials only once, one evening before the exam - but I didn't have any 5.0 specific questions, so don't worry and register for the 310-083 exam
 
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Aleksander,

Please send me links to the SCWCD 5 mock exams.
 
Aleksander Switalski
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Here you are:

Javaranc
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JDiscuss

Good luck!
 
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Congratulations Aleksander Switalski...

Can you please tell us how were the new questions as compared to the j2ee1.4 version? You must have given mock exams for 1.4 version???
 
Aleksander Switalski
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The difficulty and scope of the SCWCD 5 questions seem to be identical - when compared to the noticed above 1.4 mock exams.
 
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Hi Aleksander,

The new specification for SCWCD5 is huge and overwhelming. It would be great if you could jot down some differences between SCWCD 1.4 and SCWCD 5. Any specific topics that I need to cover for SCWCD 5 apart from 1.4. I'm planning to take the exam in 4 to 5 days. Pls respond quickly.

Regards,
Kumar.
 
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Congratulations!!!

-Cameron McKenzie

 
Krishna Srinivasan
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Congrats!!
 
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Congrats Man, It looks good in CV!!

I have recently passed out scjp 5.0 with 97%. Can you tell me how much time to spend for scwcd 5.0 to get good score like you
 
Aleksander Switalski
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I spent one month on preparations (usually 2 hours per day) and I have 4-year experience in developing web applications.
 
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Congratulations Aleksander Switalski
 
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Hello Aleksander Switalski ,congrats!!!

You had mentioned SCWCD5 links site for information on scwcd exam but the link leads us to nowhere you mentioned ,i suppose its only for posting,is it?
 
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good one dude
 
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If you are worried about the exam title. Read the text below.

"The updated SCWCD exam is called "Sun Certified Web Component Developer for the Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 5" (CX-310-083), but don't get confused by the title. The updated exam is still designed for Java EE v1.4 and for the servlet 2.4 and JSP v2.0 specifications." (Head First Servlets and JSP, page xxviii)
 
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Congrats!
 
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Aleksander Switalski wrote:The SCBCD 1.3 exam will be my next certification step, but after a long break for some non-technical fantasy books

Hey..congratsss
and I love that part - taking a long break!
 
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Congratulations!!!
 
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Congratulations.
 
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any body suggest me SCWCD/OCPWCD book i cleared SCJP with 91 %

so please suggest book related SCWCD exam............
 
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Joe Harry wrote:Congrats and good score for the latest version of the SCWCD exam
Good
 
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