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Neha Sawant
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Joined: Oct 11, 2001
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Hi Friends,
I just passed my SCJP2 exam on 17th with 89%.
I am planning to take this SCWCD exam.
I wanted suggestions from you guys how to go about it.
I have absolutely no knowledge of which books to use and the various links for mocks and study notes.
I would really appreciate id some one could help me out with this.
Thanks in advance
Regards
Neha


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Neha Sawant
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Joined: Oct 11, 2001
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Hi,
Where can i find Miftah and Ken's notes .
Regards
Neha
Allan Moster
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Joined: Sep 14, 2001
Posts: 153
http://www.javaranch.com/scwcdlinks.jsp
Neha Sawant
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Joined: Oct 11, 2001
Posts: 204
Thanx Allan
What do i need to download other than jdk1.2.2.
I have absolutely no idea of servlets and jsp.How to write and run these programs.
So before that i am going to read and learn things and then do some programming.
So there is a long way to go.
I will need you guys on my way.
And i know that all the ranchers are always ready for help.
thanks in advance
Neha
Reda Mokrane
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Joined: Jul 25, 2001
Posts: 237
You must choose a web server that supports jsp & servlet.
There are many servers such as Tomcat, JRun,Weblogic etc... I think the choice of Tomcat is good cause Tomcat comes with some sample JSPs and Servlets, so you can see how the setup works.
also you would have to download the J2EE jar files and put them in your class path.
Alternately Tomcat comes along with the Servlet and JSP API. you could put these in the class path too.

It's all you need to get started with development.
Reda
Chintan Rajyaguru
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Joined: Aug 19, 2001
Posts: 341
I agree with both the reply above but want to add a few things.
Web component developer exam is based on Servlet API version 2.3 and JSP version 1.2. So, whatever server (technically called servlet and JSP container) you use should be complient with these versions. At this time, Tomcat version 4.0 (which is also official implementation of Servlet and JSP, official means authorized by Sun) is complient with Servlet 2.3 and JSP 1.2.
One advice, if you try to learn things first before you start coding, you will not understand anything. I would start reading a book and coding at the same time.
If you buy a book, make sure that the book covers Servlet 2.3 and JSP 1.2 specifications. At this point not many books cover these versions. I am not sure which ones do. I used Core Servlets and JSP because this one book has both the technologies. However it covers Servlet 2.2 and JSP 1.1 specifications. To learn Servlets and JSPs you could use any book but to learn exam specific details, a book covering latest versions of APIs will be more helpful.
To conclude
[1] Use Tomcat 4.0
[2] Use JDK 1.3 if you can
[3] Download JSP and Servlet specifications
[4] Get a book
[5] Write lots of code
[6] Ask lots of questions to ranchers


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Ashik Uzzaman
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Joined: Jul 05, 2001
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Yah Neha, i like the Cinton's idea!

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Chintan Rajyaguru
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Who is Cinton?
Neha Sawant
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thank you very much guys.
Chintan a special thanks to you.
Regards
neha
Neha Sawant
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a small question though it might sound very silly.
when i go to tomcat 4.0 downloading site ,they ask me to choose bet binary and source code.
when i choose binary it shows me a list of files and date last modified size etc.
How do i actually download it
Regards
neha
Chintan Rajyaguru
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Joined: Aug 19, 2001
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Questions are never silly. The only silly questions is the one that is never asked. I had the exact same problem and I spent two days figuring this out.
Go to http://jakarta.apache.org/builds/jakarta-tomcat-4.0/release/v4.0.1/bin/
and download
jakarta-tomcat-4.0.1.exe
This assumes that you have windows operating system.
Hope this helps, good luck
Chintan
Neha Sawant
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Joined: Oct 11, 2001
Posts: 204
yes Chintan
that did really help
Anymore difficulty i will come back.
I will now start reading books.
Starting with Core Servlet/JSP
Thanx once again
Neha
 
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