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Velmurugan Periasamy
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Joined: Nov 09, 2000
Posts: 95
Today I passed SCWCD with a score of 96%.
Thanks to JavaRanch for running this forum and to the moderators of this forum for the valuable information/links/mock exam.
Here's some information about my preparation.
1. For the past year I've been working with Servlet/JSP's mostly with Tomcat 3.2.x and Sybase EAServer 3.6.1. For the certification I installed Tomcat 4.0 beta 7 and it helped a lot.
2. Read Core Servlets/JSP by Marty Hall. (Good book/examples)
3. Read Jason Hunter's Servlet book, 2nd Ed. (Real classic)
4. Read Servlet/JSP specs whenever I felt the need. (Ultimate source)
3. Read Miftahkhan's notes. (Very very good notes, concise and to the point, Thank you very much)
4. Read Ken's notes. (Nice notes, thanks)
5. Read Michell's notes. (Good, short notes, thanks)
6. Practiced with JWebPlus. (Very good collection of questions, closely resembles the real test, good confidence boost - thanks.)
7. JavaRanch mock exam helped. (thanks)
Here's the breakdown of questions.
Servlet Model - 7
Modern Web applications - 4
Servlet Container Model - 5
Server-side expectations - 3
Session Management - 5
Secure Web Applications - 4
Thread-safe Servlets - 3
JSP Model - 9
Reusable Web Components - 2
JSP/JavaBeans - 4
Using Custom Tags - 2
Developing Custom Tags - 8
Design Patterns - 4
I got 3 type-in questions. No questions outside the objectives.
To sum it up, this test is a LOT easier than SCJP. Reading spec's and the mentioned notes and practicing with the mock tool (I highly recommend JWebPlus) may probably get you through the exam.
But in my experience, working with real applications and reading books (especially Jason Hunter) made me understand the specs more clearly and I felt like that book was filling in the gaps where specs left off. And this experience is more valuable as in all cases.
Best wishes to all of you.
Thanks again for all the contributors.
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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)
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Study notes for Sun Java Certification
http://www.geocities.com/velmurugan_p/
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[This message has been edited by Velmurugan Periasamy (edited October 12, 2001).]


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Adithya Rayaprolu
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Joined: Jun 19, 2001
Posts: 137
Congratulations!! Thats very good score.
Reda Mokrane
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Joined: Jul 25, 2001
Posts: 237
Congrats Velmurugan .
well job done...
Reda Mokrane
Peter Masreblta
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Joined: Oct 05, 2001
Posts: 51
Congrats Velmurugan.
Very good core

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ashok khetan
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Joined: Jul 29, 2001
Posts: 153
congrats velmurugan!! great job!! u deserve it
wish u all the best for ur future endeavours!!
ashok
Steve Waugh
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Joined: Sep 15, 2001
Posts: 9
Hi Vel,
Great show vel. You being the creator of great notes, definitely deserve this score.
Best wishes
steve
sandeep kokane
Greenhorn

Joined: Nov 29, 2000
Posts: 19
Great work,
Congratulations !!!
You really deserve it. I am preparing for SCJP and I regularly used u r notes for the preparation. I am also panning for SCWCD after the SCJP. I hope this time also u made notes for the preparations of SCWCD. Please share u r notes this time also.
Congrats Again
Sandeep Kokane
Gagan Indus
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Joined: Feb 28, 2001
Posts: 346
Congratssss Velmurugan !!!
gr88 score job done very well
way to go
I have been reading ur notes in SCJP prep , n last 2 dayz of my prep relied on ur notes only . I always wanted to thank u for ur hardwork put into making such a gr8 notes , at last i found ya , Thankyyyyyyyyyyyyy ma'n , u r an icon for all SCJP aspirants!
( yeah , i 'll recite sandeep , expecting gr8 notes from u on SCWCD too )
Best wishes and good luck for ur future endeavours !
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Gagan (/^_^\) SCJP2
Die-hard JavaMonk -- little Java a day , keeps u going .


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Ashik Uzzaman
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Joined: Jul 05, 2001
Posts: 2370

Dear Velumurugan, congrats man ....excellent job done!
As Gagan pointed out ur notes 4 SCJP was a must-read 4 us. So may we have another one from u 4 SCWCD.... ....BTW, what's ur comment on this thread? http://www.javaranch.com/ubb/Forum18/HTML/000250.html
Let's all celebrate ur success with a nice party here (with shampane )....cheers!
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Muhammad Ashikuzzaman (Fahim)
Sun Certified Programmer for the Java� 2 Platform
--When you learn something, learn it by heart!
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Velmurugan Periasamy
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Joined: Nov 09, 2000
Posts: 95
Thanks for the wishes! I really appreciate them! Javaranch has helped me a lot when I prepared for SCJP and it helped me again in the SCWCD preparation! Thank you very much!
As for the notes, I didn't create a whole lot of notes. But I consolidated the notes from Miftah Khan and Michelle into a single document and added some things that I think will be helpful for the preparation. If these people allow, I'll make it available on the net.
My best wishes for everybody.
Thanks again.
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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)
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Study notes for Sun Java Certification
http://www.geocities.com/velmurugan_p/
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Gagan Indus
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Joined: Feb 28, 2001
Posts: 346
Velmurugan
Can u mail ur notes to me at
gagan_geek@yahoo.com
Thankx in advance
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Gagan (/^_^\) SCJP2
Die-hard JavaMonk -- little Java a day , keeps u going .
Velmurugan Periasamy
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Joined: Nov 09, 2000
Posts: 95
I have some study notes available on my home page.
http://www.geocities.com/velmurugan_p
This document consolidate various notes (Miftah Khan and Michelle) in a single document and it also contains some cheat sheets. Thanks to Miftah Khan and Michelle.
Hope this is helpful for your SCWCD preparation.
Best wishes.
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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)
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Study notes for Sun Java Certification
http://www.geocities.com/velmurugan_p/
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Kevin Yip
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Joined: Oct 17, 2000
Posts: 110
Vel,
Really need to say thanks.
Argm Mastoi
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Joined: Oct 16, 2001
Posts: 35
Congratulatios!!
Madhav Lakkapragada
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Joined: Jun 03, 2000
Posts: 5040

Congrats.
- satya

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CheeKeong Chua
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Joined: Oct 19, 2001
Posts: 10
Congrats Velmurugan,

juz checking something with you regarding the exams...
During your exam, have you come across questions that ask you which class a method comes from?
I would find this type of question difficult for those less used methods and there's a rather huge number of methods in the web component related apis and I do believe there are more better challenging questions that Sun can ask rather than to require us to memorise their apis.
Thanks in advance.
Chee Keong
Muhammad Farooq
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Joined: May 08, 2001
Posts: 356
Congrats Velmurugan.
--Farooq


Muhammad Farooq<br />Sun Certified Programmer for Java 2 Platform<br />Oracle8i Certified Professional Database Administrator
Ashik Uzzaman
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Joined: Jul 05, 2001
Posts: 2370

BTW, Vel did u replace ur SCJP study note? I could find only the SCWCD study note but not the SCJP one. I have ur previous version of SCJP note but need the link 4 people's sake....
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Muhammad Ashikuzzaman (Fahim)
Sun Certified Programmer for the Java� 2 Platform
--When you learn something, learn it by heart!
 
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