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SCWCD 93% Guaranteed Exam tips

 
Mala Gupta
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Hi
I appeared for the SCWCD exam on 28-Apr-2003 and cleared with a core of 93%.
I would like to thank JavaRanch for providing useful and VERY helpful links to study material and mock exams.
I would like to share the following with the Javaranch members who are preparing for their SCWCD exam -
1. Do have working knowledge and experience of working with JSP and Servlets.
2. If you have confusion regarding any topic refer Sun's Servlet 2.3 and JSP 1.2 Specifications.
3. DO take AS MANY mock exams AS POSSIBLE for SCWCD before you appear for the real one.
Additional links to SCWCD mock exams -
1. www.informit.com (3 exams)
2. www.javaprepare.com/scwd/quests/questions.html
3. www.jdiscuss.com (4 exams)
Thanks
Mala Gupta.
 
Sravanthi Reddy
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Hai
i just started prep for exam n have working knowledge of jsp n servlet.but was looking for a small application/coding project for hands on experience rather than running a couple of separate examples..would be great if u can suggest any websites related/or better yet if u have any spec..thanks
 
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Thanks for the links and the insight, Mala -- I'll take your advice and pour over mocks prior to taking the real test.
 
Mala Gupta
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Hi Sravanthi
When I started for the preparation of the exam, I did not have much knowledge of Servlets and JSP. Thus, I prepared for the exam by building a mini web based application, which allowed users to shop online.
I build this application using JSPs and Servlets. This application gave me a good knowledge on all the topics covered in the exam. I tried to incorporate all the sections, as listed in the objectives of the SCWCD exam, in my mini application. For instance, I handled exception handling both though declaring an error page in web.xml and through the sendError() method of HttpServletResponse. Similarly I used both the RequestDispatcher and the corresponding JSP actions to forward/include a web page. Ditto for other topics.
The reason to develop this mini application was - DO NOT memorize the function names and their purpose, but instead, learn their usage. This gave me confidence. Also memorizing doesn't helps all the time - you tend to forget things MUCH MUCH faster.
I would suggest the same for you.
Happy coding!
Mala
 
Sravanthi Reddy
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Thanks a lot Mala
will let you know when i get through exam..
And..did u use any IDE / just tomcat n notepad ??
 
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Sravanthi
I used Tomcat and Textpad.
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ZheMin Lin
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Hi, I'm the same day to pass with a little lower score(91%).
I summarize the knowledge to numeric point as below:
2 path: absolute and relative path
3 life-cycle: servlet, JSP, custom tag
4 scope: application, session, request, page
4 event, 6 listener, 9 implicit objects in JSP.
I hope it is also useful for preparation.
 
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