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Passed SJWCD today with 93%

chris kelly
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Joined: Jul 11, 2001
Posts: 6
Passed today with 93%. Thanks to every one who contributed to this forum. Much appreciated.
Resources used:
I'm the sort of person who remembers things by doing things and not blinding memorizing details. To this end, I went through
all of the Servlet API 2.3 spec in conjunction with Jason Hunter's 'Servlet Programming' (2nd Edition). I went through all the pertinent examples using Tomcat 4, customizing them until I understood all behaviour of servlets.
For JSPs I used the JSP 1.2 spec in conjunction with 'Core Servlets and JSPS'. Although this book was only JSP 1.1 compliant, the changes I had to remember for JSP 1.2 enforced my understanding. I also went through the first couple of chapters of 'Advanced Java Server Pages' by David Geary for his discussion on custom tags. I again went through numerous examples using Tomcat 4. I think this helped me to remember a lot about the deployment descriptors and tag library descriptors.
It makes sense to download the dtds for web.xml deployment descriptor and tlds. (http://java.sun.com/dtd/). This helps you remember what goes where and in what order.
I went through most of the design patterns using J2EE BluePrints and 'Core J2EE Patterns' by Deepak Alur. You should pay attention to the why a particular pattern should be used and the consequences of using that pattern.
The patterns I revised for were:
Front Component, Session Entity Facade, Bimodal Data Access (now known as Fast Lane Reader), Data Access Object, Value Object and Business delegate.
The GOF patterns revised for were:
Factory, Facade, Singleton and Template.

I was fairly confident by the time I purchased some mock exams.
I used JWebPlus and was averaging about 95% for each mock test.
Again I think this was done to the multitude of examples I went through.
I found the test quite straightforward. There wasn't any questions on topics which I hadn't seen before. There was a few tricky questions which you had to read through properly to get the correct answer. I think if your methodical and keep your wits about you, you should be OK.

Finally I want to make a big thank you to Miftah Khan and Ken Zrobok for their excellent notes.


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Sun Certified Web Component Developer
Sun Certified Programmer for Java 2 Platform


Sun Certified Java Developer <br />Sun Web Component Java Developer<br />Sun Certified Java Programmer
Sreenivasa Majji
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Joined: Jul 12, 2001
Posts: 224
Congratulations.
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Sreenivasa Kumar Majji
Sun Certified Java Programmer
SCJP Mock Test


Sreenivasa Majji
Fei Ng
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Joined: Aug 26, 2000
Posts: 1242
Congratulations chris,
SSnarayan Narasipur
Greenhorn

Joined: Nov 22, 2001
Posts: 7
Congratulations, Chris!

~s
james edwin
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Joined: Nov 22, 2001
Posts: 393
congrats ........... on your success


Regards,
James
Ashik Uzzaman
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Joined: Jul 05, 2001
Posts: 2370

Hi Chris, gr8 score man!Congrats!!
Any plan later and particular tips on how to study?
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Muhammad Ashikuzzaman (Fahim)
Sun Certified Programmer for the 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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