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Passed SCWCD - Thanks JavaRanch

Durga Penmatsa
Greenhorn

Joined: Aug 14, 2001
Posts: 23
Hi All,
Today I cleared SCWCD.
I reshceduled my exam twice before, last friday I forgot to reschedule, so I had to take it. I had sataurday and sunday to prepare. Javaranch was much useful to get a passing score.
I have no experience on coding Jsp or Servlets.
What I used in these two days:
-Exam prep by Marty Hall was much helpful
-I took 2 practice tests from JWebPlus. JWebPlus
has a good coverage of all the objectives.
-servlet and Jsp specifications which I read may be 3 or 4 months ago.
About the Exam:
I would say the exam was not easy, it realy has some tricky questions. Some questions were direct, that needs some memory.
What I got in the exam:
- lot of questions on authentication, security.
- listeners
- tld elements
- lot of custom tag questions
- javabeans
- patterns
- thread safety
- easy questions on deployment descriptor
If you have experience in web components it should be cake walk to clear this exam.
Even if you dont have experience its not tough to clear but definetly needs some prepration.
JavaRanch's links were very much useful. Its a good starting point.
Thanks once again JavaRancher's, keep up the good work, your efforts are much appreciated.
Please let me know of any questions!
Regards
Durga
Deepti Chalichama
Greenhorn

Joined: May 01, 2002
Posts: 25
Congratulations Durga!
What next?
Deepti
Deepti Chalichama
Greenhorn

Joined: May 01, 2002
Posts: 25
Congratulations Durga!
What next?
Deepti
Jim Baker
Ranch Hand

Joined: Mar 10, 2002
Posts: 177
Hi
Could you tell us your score? Did take any
mock tests
before you did the real test? If yes, which one
and what score you got? Thanks.
JB
Durga Penmatsa
Greenhorn

Joined: Aug 14, 2001
Posts: 23
Hi Jim,
I just crossed the pass mark 64%.
I had taken 2 mock tests from JwebPlus,
Test1 - 50%
Test2 - 73%
Regards
Durga
Originally posted by Jim Baker:
Hi
Could you tell us your score? Did take any
mock tests
before you did the real test? If yes, which one
and what score you got? Thanks.
JB
Durga Penmatsa
Greenhorn

Joined: Aug 14, 2001
Posts: 23
Hi,
Thanks Deepti.
Not yet decided what's next, I guess may be
WebSphere.
Regards
Durga
Originally posted by Deepti Chalichama:
Congratulations Durga!
What next?
Deepti
Madhav Lakkapragada
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Joined: Jun 03, 2000
Posts: 5040
Congrats.
- madhav


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J Reddi
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Joined: Apr 24, 2002
Posts: 34
Hi Durga,
an u please let us know what books you studied???
Congrats, Pass is a pass.
You can now work on other goals, SCWCD is out of your way now.
J Reddi
Durga Penmatsa
Greenhorn

Joined: Aug 14, 2001
Posts: 23

Thanks Madhav
Regards
Durga.

Originally posted by Madhav Lakkapragada:
Congrats.
- madhav
Durga Penmatsa
Greenhorn

Joined: Aug 14, 2001
Posts: 23
Hi Reddi,
-Web was my greatest resource.
-Apart from that I read core servlets and Java server pages from Marty Hall. Its easy to read.
- I did not read "more servlets and Java server pages", but from reviews I can see its also a good
resource.
- Looked at Professional JSP for only custom Tags.
Hope this helps
Regards
Durga.
Originally posted by J Reddi:
Hi Durga,
an u please let us know what books you studied???
Congrats, Pass is a pass.
You can now work on other goals, SCWCD is out of your way now.
J Reddi
vasu maj
Ranch Hand

Joined: Jul 12, 2001
Posts: 395
hey, congrats. i postponed my SCJP exam twice, was cursing myself for scheduling the test on monday and forgetting to reschedule on the friday... gave the test reluctantly on monday and passed the test. so i know the feeling!
and, I am going to schedule SCWCD test on a monday and hope i will forget rescheduling it!
seriously, what do you think is the best start for this test? i saw that professional jsp is well recommended and bought it but its size gives me jitters..
tia,
vas


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Durga Penmatsa
Greenhorn

Joined: Aug 14, 2001
Posts: 23

Hi Vas,
If you are new to web components, I guess "core
servlets and Java Server Pages" should be a good start. Also Web is a good resource.
Regards
Durga

Originally posted by vasu maj:
hey, congrats. i postponed my SCJP exam twice, was cursing myself for scheduling the test on monday and forgetting to reschedule on the friday... gave the test reluctantly on monday and passed the test. so i know the feeling!
and, I am going to schedule SCWCD test on a monday and hope i will forget rescheduling it!
seriously, what do you think is the best start for this test? i saw that professional jsp is well recommended and bought it but its size gives me jitters..
tia,
vas
greg jiang
Greenhorn

Joined: May 08, 2002
Posts: 5
congradulation Durga,by the way professional jsp
could down online? where?thanks
Mark Spritzler
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Joined: Feb 05, 2001
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Congrats Durga
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Jeff Allen
Greenhorn

Joined: Feb 09, 2002
Posts: 20
Durga,
Thanks for providing tips for those of us who will follow!

Congratulations on Passing the Exam!

Can you tell us how long you prepared for the exam and how it compares in toughness to the SCPJ2 Exam?
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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