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Renata fonseca
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what do you think about "Professional JSP"? Is it a good book to prepare to certification exam?
 
sean cee
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Hello there,
There will be couple of books dedicated for exam
prep out in the market soon.
Initially they said books will be out in June but not published yet.. don't know what is happening..
One from Cybex and the other from Mannings..
 
Jaspreet Singh UK
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Well I'm currently using SCWCD Exam Study Guide by the writers of JWebPlus and must this book is pretty good, exhaustive of topics to the point of being too anal but I guess this is what is required for the exam. The book isn't published yet according to Amazon but you can pick it for free with a copy of JWebPlus .. well worth the investment imho.
Jas
Now I just need enough caffiene to stay awake and read it
 
Axel Janssen
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Originally posted by Renata fonseca:
what do you think about "Professional JSP"? Is it a good book to prepare to certification exam?

Renata,
I like and own the book, but I think there are other books better suited for the exam (for example More Servlets and JSP or the new SCWCD-exam books).
Still Professional JSP is a fascinating book. There are good discussions of application design, which isn't ask in the exam, but which is very valuable to know for the praxis.
I would consider to buy Professional JSP and another book more exam-directed.

Axel Janssen
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IBM-Websphere Certified Specialist (test 158)
 
Jackie Wang
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Is the electronic version available that i can buy in manning.com?
I really wanna try this book. Thanks!
Jack
Originally posted by Jaspreet Singh UK:
Well I'm currently using SCWCD Exam Study Guide by the writers of JWebPlus and must this book is pretty good, exhaustive of topics to the point of being too anal but I guess this is what is required for the exam. The book isn't published yet according to Amazon but you can pick it for free with a copy of JWebPlus .. well worth the investment imho.
Jas
Now I just need enough caffiene to stay awake and read it
 
Jackie Wang
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E book in manning is like $16.
It's $35 with Webplus.
So does it worth to have extra $19 for the mock exam? Pls suggest. Thanks!
 
taash mg
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hi,
I think it is worth it. i find the material very focused and simply put.

Cheers
Taash
 
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Jackie,
Can you give me the URL of the ebook for SWCD kit in manning?.
 
Jackie Wang
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www.manning.com and i think it won't be out till 10July
 
Rajeev Nair
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Thanks Jackie !. I didnt find it in Manning.com about the ebook for SWCD and so was wondering where did u get the info. So it will be out in July 10th.
 
Roy Cantos
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Yes, the SCWCD exam kit by manning comes free when you buy the jwebplus, and currently i'm the in the chapter 5 of the book and it's great.
 
Jaspreet Singh UK
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Well I've now read it all and must say its a really good book. You do get very lost in the detail of the Tag library chapters .. and I mean lost .. kinda reading the same paragraph 3/4 times but this is good since 10-20% of the exam is this tag library stuff.
As for buying it with JWebPlus .. depends if you were going to buy the exam anyway .. I was just going to buy the exam .. and got the book for free .. ACE!
Jas
 
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well, the book sure seems good but they have blocked the printing. so for those stuff which u feel like reading over and over again, u have to be always besides the computer - a pain...felt kind of cheated.
 
Simon Brown
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Yes, it's quite surprising how much tag library stuff is in the certification. Don't forget though, you can download a couple of sample chapters from Professional JSP Tag Libraries.
  • Chapter 6, Body Tags
  • Chapter 8, Tag Patterns

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    Simon
    [ July 09, 2002: Message edited by: Simon Brown ]
     
    Wasim Ahmed
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    Here is the link for SCWCD kit, its ebook version is free if you purchase the JWebPlus testing software. Offer is good till July 15th.
    So Act Now, its worth it......
    http://www.enthuware.com/jwebplus/
     
    Hanumant Deshmukh
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    Thank you for your appreciation. Printed book is also now available from http://www.manning.com/deshmukh/
     
    Jackie Wang
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    what's your meaning of "buying" the exam?
    Originally posted by Jaspreet Singh UK:

    As for buying it with JWebPlus .. depends if you were going to buy the exam anyway .. I was just going to buy the exam .. and got the book for free .. ACE!
    Jas
     
    Thomas Kijftenbelt
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    hi,
    the sybex book for the SCWCD is also available now:
    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0782140912/qid%3D/103-7389162-2965457
    I ordered it last week, and hope to get is it by the end of this week...
    greetings,
    TK
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    Frank Shaw
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    Is there any review on the sybex web development certification book yet? Thanks.
     
    Marcus Green
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    I have had a look at the eBook from the JWebPlus guys, looks good to me and you can get a version of it just about instantly if you have a web connection (which you must have or you couldn't read this).
    Marcus
     
    Jessica Sant
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    I'm in the process of reading/reviewing the SCWCD Study Kit for the JavaRanch (I'm just having issues reading the softcopy -- my eyes don't like it much) I'm likin it so far.
    Just as an FYI -- We'll be having a giveaway of the SCWCD book in this forum next week: Check out the July newsletter for more information.
     
    Marlen Dimac
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    Can anyone who has read BOTH SCWCD books that are now available (ie, Java 2 Web Developer Certification Guide from Sybex and SCWCD Exam Study Kit from Manning) make a comparative review? Thanks.
     
    Jaspreet Singh UK
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    i meant buy the mock exam!
    Jas
     
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