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marlon tan
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Joined: Feb 18, 2001
Posts: 53
I really don't know what term to use to quantify. Which is "easier" to take, SCJP or SCWCD exam?
Thank you very much for the info!
Carl Trusiak

Joined: Jun 13, 2000
Posts: 3340
Reports are that the SCWCD exam is easier than the SCJP but, most of the indivduals worked with servlets an JSPs so...
Remember though you must have passed the SCJP before you can take the SCWCD!

I Hope This Helps
Carl Trusiak, SCJP2, SCWCD
Ashik Uzzaman
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Joined: Jul 05, 2001
Posts: 2373

Carl .... really so?
What abt the volume in lieu of "toughness" only?
SCJP is time-taking but u can get thru it after adequate study. Same to SCWCD also?....i have no idea yet....
Muhammad Ashikuzzaman (Fahim)
Sun Certified Programmer for the Java� 2 Platform
--When you learn something, learn it by heart!

Ashik Uzzaman
Senior Software Engineer, TubeMogul, Emeryville, CA, USA.
Velmurugan Periasamy
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Joined: Nov 09, 2000
Posts: 95
SCWCD was a LOT easier than SCJP. In my opinion, this has largely to do with the amount of material covered. SCWCD has very limited material to test. If you make sure that you understand the objectives and know answers for all of them, you're more than ready.
Let me stress that having first-hand experience with Servlets/JSP will be GREATLY HELPFUL and should be a must. Please don't try to get a paper SCWCD, the value it buys you will be very little. Tomcat 4.0 is really easy to install and work with, and it's free. Just play with it..
I always thought that preparing for a certification is a great way to explore technologies. Personally, it was true for me when I prepared for SCJP. Certification was important, yet the things you learn while you prepare for the certification are more important. Though I was already working with JSP/Servlets, going for the certification made me read the specifications and understand the things better. On the other hand, already having working knowledge helped me understand things easily and clearly when reading the specifications.
Hope this makes sense.

Velmurugan Periasamy
Sun Certified Java Programmer for Java 2 Platform
Sun Certified Web Component Developer for J2EE platform
Sybase Certified EAServer Developer (similar to jCert level 3)
Study notes for Sun Java Certification

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Rajat Singla
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Joined: Jun 21, 2001
Posts: 63
I think the one with SCJP honor need not worry about the complexity of the SCWCD exam.
Make sure the following:
a.) You have gone thru the specs atleast once if not twice or more.
b.) Make sure you are clear about each and every objective as prescribed by SUN.
c.) Make sure you actually deploy some JSPs/Servlets - this will make your concepts clear about Web App Structure besides many other things.
d.) Make sure you know each and every element of DD with the hierarchy.
e.) Make sure you know the methods/classes/interfaces names as prescribed in the objectives.
You dont need tons of mock questions. I believe 2-3 goog quality Mock exams are more than sufficient.
Now we have great notes avaliable from great guys like Ken, Miftahk etc.
Thus the journey to SCWCD can't be tough in its current status.
All the best to All of you
Note - I have answered in the referred thread also.
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