This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
Hi all, I passed the SCWCD test today. Score 70%. I would like to thank all at JavaRanch ( from Sherrifs down to Greenhorns ) for making learning such a fun, rewarding experience. For those of you prepping the test here's how I got my beautifil 70% About the test: I got 6 or 7 fill-in-text questions but they weren't too tricky. There were more questions on the JSP/Tags objectives than on Servlets. The questions seemed to come in topic groups which as nice. There were a lot of "pick 2 answers" type of questions - more than I expected - which are harder that single answer option ( but easier that if they dont tell you the number of correct answers at all ).
About my prep: I printed the Servlet and JSP spec and had them bound and read them from cover to cover, twice, underling and writing in the margin Then I started doing mock exams; JavaRanch ( getting 80% or so), Anand Chawla's exam( I got 66% and 70% on that one two days ago), Sun's example exam( just 10 questions - a bit useless!) I got a friends copy of Core Servlets and did about 50% of the exercises. I printed up the objectives and went back to the specs and extracted answers to all the points and used that as a pre-exam refreshener. I also compared my notes to Michelle's notes from the Links page here and filled in what I hadn't spotted my self. Bye, Terry Doyle [ SCWCD to be added below ]