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Question type in SCWCD

Salima Lalani
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Joined: Aug 15, 2002
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Hi,
I have started studying for SCWCD. No experience on JSP and Servlets. I bought manning's book and started studying. The thing which i want to ask is the type of questions in the exam. I read in the forum that lot of coding will help to pass the exam. Is the exam pattern involves code examples as in SCJP , or it involves only multiple choice questions. pls help.
The other thing which i want to ask is that i got Professional jsp 2nd edition by Wrox. Is it worth reading or should i stick to manning and jsp and servlep api specs?
Pls reply
Thanks
Salima
John Lee
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Only multiple choice questions.
Professional jsp 2nd edition by Wrox is the only book I read for scwcd. I took the exam on 9/01.
Dharmin Desai
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Joined: Feb 28, 2002
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Dear DON,
In SCJP they give us Some lines of code and was asking for output or was asking for error in the code. These questions were also multiple choice questions.
So out of yr reply i m not understanding the exact type of questions, they are asking in SCWCD.
It will be yr courtesy if u more describe " the type of questions in SCWCD "
Thanks in advanced, Dharmin


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Sam Dalton
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The questions in this exam relate to the Servlet and JSP API as well as questions relating to Design Patterns. However, the questions are not like the SCJP where you are given code and asked to identify a problem. For example, the design patterns questions present a real life situation and ask which pattern is most appropriate.
You would be well advised to buy on of the many books avaliable that discuss SCWCD in depth as most of these give very comprehensive sample questions and sample tests. I would (in a very biased manner) recomend "Professional SCWCD" from Wrox Press
Hope this Helps
Sam


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John Lee
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Hi Dharmin:
To my knowledge, there is no code example question. All the questions are testing your concept and some grammer (like tag lib). I think a good place to start is to purchase the Sun mock exam, that gives you a very good picture of how exam is like?
You may also want to search this forum. I took the exam on 9/01 and I found a lot of good information here.
HTH,
Dharmin Desai
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Joined: Feb 28, 2002
Posts: 81
thanks don and sam for yr most valued reply.
Dear sam,
I hv tried for yr book but dear, it is not available in the Indian market till the date. So i m preparing from :
- Core Servlets and JSP (Marty Hall)
- Java Server Programming - J2EE Edition(Wrox Publication)
- SCWCD Kit (Minning Publications)
- Servlet2.3 and JSP1.2 Specifications
Hope, this will cover everything. Please guide further if needed.
Sincerely, Dharmin
 
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