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Vad Fogel
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Joined: Aug 25, 2003
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Hi,
I'm new to this section of the forum. Could somebody please answer my questions?
  • Is it worthwile preparing for the current version of SCWCD whilst the update is coming?
  • Is "Hanumant Deshmukh, Jignesh Malavia" the best preparation guide?
  • Do I need Apache or Resin server setup to run servlets and JSP to better prepare?

  • Barkat Mardhani
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    Joined: Aug 05, 2002
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    Hi Vad,
    Good to see you in this site as well. I am looking for same answers as well. So far everyone seems to like this study guide from Manning. I am ording it now. I have also purchased "Java for the Web with Servlets, JSP and EJB" by Budi Kuriawan. It seems very good book. I read 3 chapters so far. It appears that it covers all needed topic for the exam. I am planning to read it cover to cover before reading the Manning study guide.
    Best of luck.
    Barkat
    Vad Fogel
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    Thanks Barkat. Do you think More Servlets and JSP is good? It was published over 2 years ago. :roll:
    You said "Manning". Is it a book?
    Also, are you installing Tomcat to run JSP and Servlets? I wonder what specs we should stick to: 2.3/1.2 or 2.4/2.0. In the latter case, there's Tomcat 5.0.14 Beta available.
    [ November 10, 2003: Message edited by: Vad Fogel ]
    Barkat Mardhani
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    I have no knowledge about this More Servlets and JSP book.
    The book I was talking about is
    web page
    You are ahead of me in other stuff.
    I am still double minded about Web Component exam or WebShphere exam by IBM. Which one to go for?
    Thanks
    Barkat
    [ November 10, 2003: Message edited by: Barkat Mardhani ]
    [ November 10, 2003: Message edited by: Barkat Mardhani ]
    Vad Fogel
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    Barkat, Thomas recommends "Murach's Java Servlets and JSP" for those who don't have too much exposure to the Java web stuff (like myself, I only took the theory). Then, I'll take the certification study. I believe, SCWCD goes prior to product certification like WebSphere application server or whatever. I also want to gain that essential JSP and Servlets knowledge before doing any product exams. Just my humble opinion.
    Thomas De Vos
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    Joined: Apr 12, 2003
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    Vad,
    To study for the exam you will not need Apache Web Server installed.
    If I was you I would go for Tomcat 5, this is currently in Beta (5.0.14). We are using it to run one of our websites on and is working fine.
    Tomcat 5 is based on the Servlet 2.4 and JSP 2.0 spec, so you will be well prepared for the new exam.
    Have also a look here for mock exams.
    If you like the "Head First" series from K&B then have a look at amazon
    Otherwise have a look at the specs
    [ November 10, 2003: Message edited by: Thomas De Vos ]

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    Thomas De Vos
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    Bear in mind, I'm not certified in Websphere but have been working with it for years. Depending what you will be doing you will need to know your servlets from your EJB's.
    If you are not familiar with Servlets/JSPs or EJB terminology then I would have a look first at these exams (Scwcd/Scbcd) before going further to the Websphere exam.
    Vad Fogel
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    Hi Thomas, thanks for your prompt answers! I belive, Tomcat works off new JSP and Servlets specs (the current exam is 2.3/1.2). Does it also use J2EE 1.4 for Tomcat 5.0.x? I'm confused whether I have to start preparing for SCWCD whilst the update is fast coming. Do you have any ideas?
    Anselm Paulinus
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    Joined: Sep 05, 2003
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    Hi Vad:
    There are'nt much additions to the new exam; basically the additions are filters(which is already covered by manning as well as a host of other texts out there), JSTL & EL (There are lot of books in the market that treated this particular topic als)as well as a couple of other liteners(which I believe are also covered by the current version of manning). I believe current books in the market right now will go a long way in helping you accomplish your aim. Meanwhile I reccommend you buy any book on JSP/Servlet or continue using anyone you are currently using pending the publication of texts for the new version of the exam coming out early next year.
    Good luck.
    Jeff Bosch
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    Joined: Jul 30, 2003
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    Hi, Vad -
    There is a brand-spanking-new J2EE Tutorial on Sun's Tutorial Web site. It's pretty comprehensive, and you can view it online or download a pdf version. It's not a cert study guide, but if you master the info in this book, you'll surely ace the exam.
    Good luck!


    Give a man a fish, he'll eat for one day. Teach a man to fish, he'll drink all your beer.
    Cheers, Jeff (SCJP 1.4, SCJD in progress, if you can call that progress...)
     
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