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What is it worth?

Premkumar Venkatasamy

Joined: Aug 10, 2001
Posts: 3
I passed WCD exam today. But I am still wondering what the real value of this certification will be in this current market. Is it worth $200 ( 150 for exam and 50 for sample questions ) ? Any thoughts?
Swami nathan
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Joined: Sep 30, 2000
Posts: 57
Dear Prem,
imho,it all depends on how we utilise it,if i were you with scwcd i would start giving training to the scwcd aspirants.As I could see many pros/institutes in this part of the world looking for a good servlet/jsp trainer.
byw,congratulations on passing scwcd.Wish you great career.
Would you mind giving some tips for us .

[This message has been edited by Swami nathan (edited August 10, 2001).]

Premkumar Venkatasamy

Joined: Aug 10, 2001
Posts: 3
Thanks Swaminathan. I always felt that teaching is a hard one to do and I am not up for it. But I can give some tips for exam. First if you are working/worked with servlets and jsp you can simply smoke this exam with little prepration. If you are just beginning then I will suggest "Core Servlets and Java Server Pages" by Marty Hall. It is a damn good book. After that you have to read Servlets 2.3 & JSP 1.2 specification ( This is a must for experts and beginners ). You can find objectives for this exam from sun's web site. For chapter 13 of objectives, Design patterns, Go to That's it.
Regarding exam, the questions are within the scope of objectives only. One place I had trouble was where i had to type in the answer. The question was *********. Two more questions were like this. There were about 5 questions from listners, 4 from design patterns, 6 from web.xml and tld.
Good luck to every one who is going for this certification.
Sorry but, if this was an actual question... well, we don't allow that. Use something similar in context but, not an actual question --- Carl

[This message has been edited by Carl Trusiak (edited August 11, 2001).]
will boyd

Joined: May 16, 2001
Posts: 11
i was thrown by these ones too.
as i recall from taking the beta exam, those types of questions were worded like, "What is the name of the tag (or directive) that defines...". If it is the name they are asking for as opposed to an actual declaration of the tag/directive in question then just plain old "taglib" or "servlet" or whatever should be the correct answer.
i would have thought that for the correct answer to be "<%@ taglib %>" or whatever then the question might be worded something like, "How is such and such tag/directive <b>declared</b>..."
what do other folks think?
[This message has been edited by will boyd (edited August 12, 2001).]
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