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Gave the Beta today

 
Vedhas Pitkar
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Hi all ,
Just came from the exam.It's not that difficult .If you already are SCWCD then the exam hasnt changed much except for the EL & JSTL part.My advice to Beta testers:
Do session management
Practice all possible combinations of EL
Some elements in web.xml
Life cycles(Detail)
Core JSTL tags
I referred the SCWCD Study kit,JSP2.0,J2EE 1.4 tutorial(some questions were direct copy-paste from the tutorial)
Will let you know more when I remember...
 
Ali Ragi
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Thank you, Vedhas Pitkar. You are a nice guy, like many others!
More questions. Is there any API question, like Simple Tag API question?, any questions about .tld file? how about JSP event listener? Your help will be appreciated.
 
Nicholas Cheung
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Hi Ali,

Is there any API question, like Simple Tag API question?

No. Unlike the old exam, the new exam tends to ask questions that are not too direct. Most Qs required us to understand the underlying concepts, rather than memerizing APIs.

any questions about .tld file? how about JSP event listener?

In my exam, only 1-2 Qs are about tld file. I think it is not the focus of the exam. Also, there are only a few Qs about listener, some of them are about the deployment descriptor, and require us to identify the correct listener for applications.
Nick.
 
Ali Ragi
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Thanks, Nicholas Cheung! It's a great help!
 
Ming Li
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hi Vedhas,
Thanks for your advice!
Do you think is it enought for the JSTL and EL parts of the exam, if I just study the JSTL and EL parts of J2EE 1.4 tutorial ?
 
Kelvin Chan
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I would say the tutorial is very good ... if you do not have a lot of time you should focus on it.
However I find myself need to refere to other books like Core JSTL and Pro JSP in order to gain a better understanding.
 
rashmi date
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Hi Vedhas,
Thanks a lot for your g8 advice.
What all i have to study fromt he JSTL tutorial.I think Life cycle part+JSTL+Custom tags....right?
please let me know as soon as you can.i am appearing for the exam on 7th.
Rashmi
SCJP 1.4
 
Vedhas Pitkar
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Hi all,
Regardng the J2EE tutorial read carefully the part which mentions of exceptions to the rule(get what I mean?)
Also Tag Files & Tag handlers(Simple & Custom) are tested thoroughly.Concentrate on them.
 
Ming Li
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Thanks Vedhas, I think i got it!
 
Vedhas Pitkar
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Well If i told you everything then I would be sued by Sun
 
Dave Knipp
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so would all of you who took the beta scwcd compare it with the scjp 1.4 exam? It seemed to test a whole lot of concepts at once and had alot of code samples etc. Is this similar to what the new scwcd exam is like...or at least the beta? I'm planning on taking it when it becomes available, but im not sure when that is.
if anyone has any ideas that would be great,
Thanks,
Dave
 
Sumit Amar
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Thanks for your input Vedhas!
And also, Certifications list of Kelvin Chan, nearly caused me to faint.
 
Ali Ragi
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...Certifications list of Kelvin Chan, nearly caused me to faint.

How much Kelvin Chan, you are earning per month/year?
 
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