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Darsh Pandya
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Joined: May 01, 2001
Posts: 22
I took the test on 13th and cleared it. Will provide details if anybody is interested.
Darsh Pandya
Sun Certified Programmer for the Java�2 Platform
Sun Certified Web Component Developer For J2EE� Platform
IBM Certified Developer - XML and Related Technologies, V1
Oracle Certified Solution Developer - JDeveloper�
ruijin yang
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Joined: Apr 29, 2001
Posts: 96
Darsh Pandya,
Congratulation!You are one of the poineers who cleared SCWCD.Your experience is very dear.Please share it with us.
ruijin yang
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SCJP2


SUN Certified Business Component Developer Java EE Platform 5 (2008)<br />SUN Certified Developer for Java Web Services (2007)<br />IBM WebSphere Portal V5.1 Application Development (2006)<br />SUN Certified Web Component Developer (2001)<br />SUN Certified Java 2 Programmer (2001)
Darsh Pandya
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Joined: May 01, 2001
Posts: 22
Here is some information.
I came to know about this new exam just 3 weeks back while I was browsing Sun's website for the Architect exam. I have some experience in Servlets/JSPs/XML. I decided to take the exam as soon as I can as I was going to get busy on a new project.
First I read Jason Hunter's Java Servlet Programming(not all chapters are applicable to SCWCD) then I read Inside Servlets 2nd edition. I also read Professional Java Server Programming J2EE edition from WROX which covered both Servlets and JSPs pretty well(older API version).
All in all I spent 16 days reading about 4 to 6 hrs. a day including weekends to prepare for this test.
As far as the specification goes I just browsed it very quickly a couple of days before the real exam. BTW: I came to know about this new forum after I took my exam so I could not utilize any of the exam notes but I really appreciate the effort putforth by Ken, Carl and other Java Ranchers.
Last week I bought Sun's online exam for $50 which I believe was a total waste of money as I did not find questions upto the mark and even the explanations for the answers was as good as nothing. Another interesting thing was that I ended up paying state tax and county tax when I purchased the exam voucher here in Colorado USA. So my voucher cost was $157.05 instead of $150. I do not remember paying taxes on the other certification exams I took.
The real exam is of medium difficulty. Most of the questions can be answered in less than a minute so time should not be an issue at all. I scored 100% on most of the sections and ended up with 92% overall.
Anyway, I am happy to get certified and I would be glad to answer any other questions.
Thanks
Darsh
Swami nathan
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Joined: Sep 30, 2000
Posts: 57
Congrats Darsh.


SCJP, SCWCD, SCEA
Rishi Singh
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Joined: Dec 09, 2000
Posts: 321
Congrats Darsh,
I would like to get clarified about the folowing aspects.
Whether a project experience a must for taking the SCWCD.
What is the exam no
I am also intrested in IBM Xml Certification and Oracle Jdeveloper.Can u forward some details and links.
Can I have your mail id.mine is rishivan@yahoo.com
Darsh Pandya
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Joined: May 01, 2001
Posts: 22
Originally posted by Rishi Singh:
Congrats Darsh,
I would like to get clarified about the folowing aspects.
Whether a project experience a must for taking the SCWCD.
What is the exam no
I am also intrested in IBM Xml Certification and Oracle Jdeveloper.Can u forward some details and links.
Can I have your mail id.mine is rishivan@yahoo.com

Thanks.
Project experience is not a must but some hands on will definitely help.
There is a little survey in the begining of the exam from Sun trying to judge candidate's experience. I do not know if they use it to set the difficulty level for the exam or not.
BTW: Here are the links for the IBM XML certification. http://www.javaranch.com/gramps/XMLLinks.jsp http://www.ibm.com/certify
For Oracle Certified solution developer you need to be
SCJP2+OOAD UML+JDeveloper. This is the JCert level 2. You can get more info. at http://www.jcert.com
Hope this helps. My email id: darsh_pandya@hotmail.com

[This message has been edited by Darsh Pandya (edited August 16, 2001).]
meena kumar chotrani
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Joined: Aug 16, 2001
Posts: 2
hi darsh,
whenever i saw oracle certified jdevloper in any profile, i try to contact that person, but hard luck, no body helped me.I just want to know books & other resouces for java oracle track level2 exam, i don't want to go for IBM track instead i want to go for ref3-> database devlopemnet with java(i think) since u can take either of the two IBM or above mentioned one. Can u suggest me any books for that or if IBM is ok then suggest me books for that . pls help. Since i stay in INDIA(NEW DELDI) almost no institute is presently preparing for jdevloper & no book is available for that in my knowledge.
thankx in advance, pls reply to my email if possible meena_chotrani@hotmail.com or meena_chotrani@mailjol.com
meena
Darsh Pandya
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Joined: May 01, 2001
Posts: 22
Originally posted by meena kumar chotrani:
hi darsh,
whenever i saw oracle certified jdevloper in any profile, i try to contact that person, but hard luck, no body helped me.I just want to know books & other resouces for java oracle track level2 exam, i don't want to go for IBM track instead i want to go for ref3-> database devlopemnet with java(i think) since u can take either of the two IBM or above mentioned one. Can u suggest me any books for that or if IBM is ok then suggest me books for that . pls help. Since i stay in INDIA(NEW DELDI) almost no institute is presently preparing for jdevloper & no book is available for that in my knowledge.
thankx in advance, pls reply to my email if possible meena_chotrani@hotmail.com or meena_chotrani@mailjol.com
meena

Meena,
To prepare for JDeveloper, I suggest you to download/install JDeveloper3 product and play with the tool. The online help sections map very well with the exam objectives. There is one book from Oracle Press for JDeveloper3 which may be helpful too.
I assume that you are aware of IBM486 UML exam and you need to take both JDeveloper and UML exam to get JCert level 2. The good thing is you can take these tests in any order.
Hope this helps.
Darsh
Changen Li
Greenhorn

Joined: Feb 27, 2001
Posts: 12
Darsh
I am interested in the oracle Jdeveloper test. But I didn't find the recommanded books and sample test from the oracle website. Could you please give me some advice on how to prepare the test? Any book to read besides playing around the IDE? Also, oracle provides two test for Jdeveloper, what is the difference?
Thanks
changen
meena kumar chotrani
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Joined: Aug 16, 2001
Posts: 2
HI,
Thank you very much for replying, pls can u send me the name of that book, & details of mocks test available to prepare for it.
thanks in advance.
meena
Poonam Akash
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Joined: Jul 26, 2001
Posts: 100
Hi Darsh..
Congratulation on your success..I think this is the highest score in SCWCD till now..great performance!!
Will you plz advice me something for SCWCD as I am totally new to this..I will be thankful to you.
And can I mail you at your mail address??
Regards,
Poonam Akash.


Poonam Akash,<br />Sun Certified Java Programmer,<br />Sun Certified Web Component Developer.<br />Good luck may be an opportunity that keep the door open,BUT hardwork always keeps the door open!!
Darsh Pandya
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Joined: May 01, 2001
Posts: 22
Changan and Meena,
This forum may not be the right place to discuss JDeveloper exam. I believe JavaRanch should open another forum to discuss JCert exam topics.
Meanwhile, please send me an email on darsh_pandya@hotmail.com for questions you have regarding JDeveloper exam and I will be more than happy to reply.
Thanks
Darsh
Darsh Pandya
Greenhorn

Joined: May 01, 2001
Posts: 22
Originally posted by Poonam Akash:
Hi Darsh..
Congratulation on your success..I think this is the highest score in SCWCD till now..great performance!!
Will you plz advice me something for SCWCD as I am totally new to this..I will be thankful to you.
And can I mail you at your mail address??
Regards,
Poonam Akash.


Thanks Poonam. I tried to summarize how/what I prepared for the exam in my previous posting. If you have any specific questions feel free to post it here or you can email me on darsh_pandya@hotmail.com
Thanks
Darsh
Shamaila Mahmood
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Joined: Aug 28, 2001
Posts: 16
Hi
I have planned to take the exam on 30th septembar. I have made an online shopping mall using JSP and javaBeans with tomacat. Means I have knowledge of Jsp and working experience too. So i want to take the exam, but don't know from where should I start. Please Help.
Thanks
Tony Alicea
Desperado
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Joined: Jan 30, 2000
Posts: 3222
    
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How about from the objectives of the Exam?
http://suned.sun.com/US/certification/java/exam_objectives.html


Tony Alicea
Senior Java Web Application Developer, SCPJ2, SCWCD
Baseer S
Greenhorn

Joined: Aug 29, 2001
Posts: 17
Hello Darsh-
Congrats for a good score! I am interested in appearing for the exam in two weeks. Could you kindly guide me as to where to find the topics important for the exam and any sample exam.
Baseer_sami@yahoo.com

Thanks
mailarifkhan
Greenhorn

Joined: Aug 30, 2001
Posts: 1
Hi Darsh,
Great score,congrats on ur success.I'd really appreciate if u could suggest the course of action forward.I've collected all the specs and now in search of the foll questions:
1.The number of question
2.pass percentage
3.where can i find mocks /sample paper.
Thanx
Arif Khan
Darsh Pandya
Greenhorn

Joined: May 01, 2001
Posts: 22
Thanks Baseer and Arif.
Here is the link compiled by another Javarancher which has useful info. for this exam.
http://www.javaranch.com/ubb/Forum18/HTML/000079.html
Padmaja Balaji
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Joined: Jun 13, 2001
Posts: 122
Congrats. Please hang around. We all need your help as you are one of the pioneers to clear the exam.
Padmaja
Ashik Uzzaman
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Joined: Jul 05, 2001
Posts: 2370

Darsh Pandya,
U have already shown great directions to newcomers like me....
Hope u 'll continue in this way, in this nice ranch...

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Muhammad Ashikuzzaman (Fahim)
Sun Certified Programmer For Java 2 Platform
--When you learn something, learn it by heart!


Ashik Uzzaman
Senior Member of Technical Staff, Salesforce.com, San Francisco, CA, USA.
 
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