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Hello Ranchers, I passed this morning with 94 % !! Wanted to thank you all for the good Posts and active discussions. One thing was a little odd (or atleast I thought it was) that there were about 18-20 Qs on JSP. I will be around for a few days and will be more then willing to answer any specific questions that you guys might have. Thanks once again, Rohit [ January 22, 2002: Message edited by: Rohit Poddar ]
Congratulations!! I think Sun is trying different things with the exam and that is why diferent people have different experiences with the exam. I had more design patterns questions than I thought. This gives hint to prospective test takers:  They should take the test ASAP (while it is relatively easy)  Sun might add assignment in future (I am not saying this on the basis on any info. This is purely my guess) because this is a [web component] developer certification and not web component programmer.
As Sun gives questions other then the patterns specified in the objectives. I have listen from two people that they got 100 in design pattern as they click only the objective's one i.e(only mvc,businessdelegate,dataaccessobject and value object). Well what tour experienced say please tell.
Congrats Rohit, score !excellent job done man!! Would like to have tips from u, but very late now....
Ashik Uzzaman Senior Member of Technical Staff, Salesforce.com, San Francisco, CA, USA.
Joined: Aug 18, 2001
Thank you all for your congratulations !! Chintan, Somehow I also have the feeling that Sun is going to make this test difficult over the period of time…. What we have been reading here on Ranch also suggests that the questions are getting better (difficult) now… Terry, I was expecting less then 20 questions on JSP. And after posting that I got 20 questions I tried to recall all the questions and realized there were actually about 24 on JSP !! Jawwad, 1) I used Whizlab’s test. It certainly helped me a lot. But every test I took in Whizlab I was able to complete it in 35-40 minutes but the real test took me about 65-70 minutes. I think whizlab should increase the level of difficulty and ask more of conceptual questions then the ones which require sharp memory…. 2) About Design Patterns, yes I too clicked the ones specified in Objectives (and got 100%) but I think one should know about other patterns too as that will help you select the right answer. Rashid, 1) I had about a years experience developing Servlets/ Jsp, which helped a lot. Every person getting ready to take the SCWCD should definitely write lots of programs. 2) The only book I used was O’Rielly and that too only for reading security. 3) Sun Specification on Sevlet and JSP is the best source. I read them twice. 4) Memorize DTDs for Tag lib. and web deployment. 5) Read APIs whenever you are free. 6) Used Webligic 6.1 as app. Server and used their documentation a lot. Specially the material on web deployment descriptor. 7) Ofcourse the discussions on our own Javaranch helped a lot, 8) Javaranch mock and Whizlab mocks.
Ashik, Thanks, and have you already taken the test?