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Cleared SCWCD 5 with 92%

Manoj Shyamm Kumar

Joined: Feb 16, 2007
Posts: 10
Hello Ranchers,

Elated that I've passed SCWCD 5 with 92% :-)

Well, i've been a silent member of this forum for quite some time now, but thought i should contribute by sharing my small experience on clearing this exam, so that it could be useful for new web programmers like me. [even though it may be redundant for others ]

Preparation: Total (74 days)

First 30 days completed HFSJ book and practiced all the new concepts. Next 34 days, prepared for the exam...

i. HFSJ (first edition) - 3 times
ii. David Waterbridge - Once [Amazing book that quotes tips and techniques that HFSJ missed - A must read book with negligible errata]
iii. Mikalai Zaikin notes - Twice [Covers necessary topics precisely -Useful cruncher on the last day!]
iv. Peabody notes on patterns

i. All the mocks that can be found in SCWCDLinks
ii. Enthuware jWebPlusv5 (Test 1 to 8 - Scored 81 to 93) - A useful lot
iii. HFSJ Coffee Cram - Scored 70
iv. David Waterbridge - All review Qs and mock exam (this was very very tough)
My advise is take lots of mocks and learn from your mistakes...
About the exam:
- About 60% of questions had EL in them... (Well, scripting days are dead i guess)
- Didn't expect - But got 2 questions from dynamic attributes
- Surprised to find the difficult level of web security was little high - thats were i scored less :-(
- 1 ambiguous question from web deployment
- 5 drag & drop Q's

Well, thats it... All the best for new SCWCD aspirants...

SCJP 5 | SCWCD 5 | Preparing...SCBCD 5
Ankit Nagpal
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Joined: Sep 09, 2008
Posts: 47

Congratulations for such a high score.
Mandar Shastrakar

Joined: Aug 06, 2008
Posts: 5
Congratulations Buddy...
Atul Samnerkar
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Joined: Sep 20, 2003
Posts: 44
Congrats !!
Matteo Palmieri

Joined: Sep 09, 2008
Posts: 28
Congratulations! and thank you very much for sharing information on exam questions ;-)

SCJP1.4: 96% SCWCD5: 91%
Seetharaman Venkatasamy
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Joined: Jan 28, 2008
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Bobby Sharma
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Joined: Mar 18, 2008
Posts: 598

Congrats for your success

Most of the programming problems can't be solved because you don't know what the exact problem is.
Defining your problem correctly leads you to the right solution.
Poonam Agarwal
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Joined: May 12, 2008
Posts: 324
Congratulation to get such a high score.

could you please help me to get these books and notes that you have mentioned in your post.

Thanks <br />Poonam Agarwal SCWCD 86%
Ananth Chellathurai
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Joined: Nov 21, 2007
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