I finally took the damned exam yesterday. I decided not to study for it after 1.75 years of working professionally as a JSP-Servlet programmer. Since I had made the commitment at work (as part of a "stretch goal" that is expected from ALL employees, all in their capacity, to help the company survive) to pass the SCWCD in 2001, I just went for it. And I did it. It was just very boring to study about what you do every day. Of course there are areas that as a developer some of us don't delve into on a daily basis, but worse is the fact that we professional developers don't have to MEMORIZE every single method much less to what interface or class they belongs to. That's why we own books! ( http://javaranch.com/images/tony_at_work.jpg ) At any rate what I did the day before was to annotate the objectives from Sun's site with my comments and yes I took the 2 practice tests of the whizlabs guys the same day. That's it. And at the exam I did not go through the questions a second time like I did when I took the SCPJ2 (when it was necessary that I do so and it paid off: 98%). I got 79%. I passed with 18 points above what's necessary And I have a job as a Web Component Developer in Java! Happy New Year to All! I know I'll have one! Saludos, Tony
Tony Alicea Senior Java Web Application Developer, SCPJ2, SCWCD
Congrats!! I wish I had that courage of going for the test without much preparation. I wanted to enjoy the new year as a web component developer but it is not going to be possible (read my new post for the reason). Congrats again Chintan
Ray Smilgius, If you buy the book Effective Java PRogramming Language Guide by Joshua Bloch It comes with J2SE posters. Remember book come with and without posters so ask for the copy with the posters. Also you could go to javareport.com and get J2EE posters Hope this helps Chintan
Congrats Tony, i remember ur SCJP Score and find it justifiable that u r not giving same emphasis on SCWCD due to ur current position. I m a little bit of ur sort (in far lower margin though )and wanna learn & work in servlets/jsp rather than just pass the exam. Wish u rapid progress in ur career!
------------------ 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.