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Difficulty Comparision, SCBCD, SCWCD and SCJP

Liyaquat Ali
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Joined: Nov 16, 2005
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Howdy Ranchers,

I would like to know the relative difficulty of the following Sun Certification exams:-

1) Sun Certified Java Programmer
2) Sun Certified Web Component Developer
3) Sun Certified Business Component Developer

I have cleared SCJP without any problems and am doing quite well on the SCWCD mock tests without any preparaion, I would like to know what is the relative difficulty level of the three exams compared to each other. I do understand that SCWCD is relatively easier then SCJP but I dont know about SCBCD.

If any one has any idea do let me know.

Thanking You all in advance.

Liyaquat Ali

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Joined: Aug 18, 2005
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In my opinion, the SCBCD is slightly tougher than the SCWCD. You won't have tricky questions like you have in SCJP, nested loops, big garbage collection questions testing your patience. In that sense, the WCD is easier than SCJP. However it covers a lot more syllabus and would take more time to prepare than SCJP. I rate the SCBCD as the toughest of the 3, as it sometimes requires you to apply theoretical knowledge rather than just test your memory of it. The WCD is more like a memory test !
rehans oberoi
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Joined: Dec 06, 2005
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about difficulty level

scjp need understanding of concepts (little cram work) .......2months
scwcd understanding + lots of cram(servlets , jsp , jstl spec )+ concepts of design pattern ...........4 months
scbcd : For unexperience person ,like me .should do scwcd first.( ?months)

by this scenario we can conclude scbcd is toughest exam
Devender Thareja
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Joined: Jul 14, 2005
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I have no idea about SCWCD but out of SCJP and SCBCD, I found SCJP harder. I am comparing with SCJP 1.5 exam here.
I guess why I found SCJP harder was because there was no definitive guide for 1.5 exam at that time like we have HFEJB for SCBCD.
During the exam, SCBCD exam, I could finish all the questions before time and there was enough time to review the marked question. Still I came out 15 minutes early.
In SCJP on the other hand, I didn't get enough time to review my answers.
For me, SCJP was definitely harder.
[ January 05, 2006: Message edited by: Devender Thareja ]

Devender Thareja
Liyaquat Ali
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Joined: Nov 16, 2005
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Thanx for all your answers guyz, its been a gr8 help.

I think I will go in for SCWCD for now and BCD after that.

Thanx again,

Liyaquat Ali
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