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Sachin Joshi
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Hi all,
I am planning to give SCWCD exam. So, to start with I am first deciding on the correct book to refer.
After reading some replies on this forum, I came to know that Kathy's Book "Head First .." will be avaliable only in May 2004.
Can anybody please suggest me about the book in this link ? Is this the older version of the same book from Kathy ?
http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0596005407/202-5178622-5357442

Thanks,
Sachin
Satish Avadhanam
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No. Its the first edition of book & its not out yet.
Here's a link that you might be interested in. Any SCWCD books from Kathy?
Nicholas Cheung
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The book originally named: HeadFirst SCWCD, however, Kathy and Bert decided to change the name to: HeadFirst Servlets and JSP.
For SCWCD 1.4, I used SCWCD Exam Study Kit (mainly for 1.3) for the Servlets and Filter parts, as well as the elementary JSP parts. It is more than enough!
For the new objectives, like EL, JSTL, Simple Tag and Tag files, I used the book ProJSP, recommended by Kathy.
For the design patterns, I use Core J2EE patterns.
I think, if you just wanna buy a book at this moment for the new exam, SCWCD Exam Study Kit is still a good choice. In addition, you can find some articles at www.onjava.com, which is written by the author of the book: JavaServer Page. Those articles cover EL, JSTL and Simple Tag stuffs.
Also, nearly all required patterns can be found in the BluePrint of SUN's website. Chapter 4-8 of the Core J2EE pattern book.
Hope this help.
Nick


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Sachin Joshi
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Originally posted by Nicholas Cheung:
The book originally named: HeadFirst SCWCD, however, Kathy and Bert decided to change the name to: HeadFirst Servlets and JSP.
For SCWCD 1.4, I used SCWCD Exam Study Kit (mainly for 1.3) for the Servlets and Filter parts, as well as the elementary JSP parts. It is more than enough!
For the new objectives, like EL, JSTL, Simple Tag and Tag files, I used the book ProJSP, recommended by Kathy.
For the design patterns, I use Core J2EE patterns.
I think, if you just wanna buy a book at this moment for the new exam, SCWCD Exam Study Kit is still a good choice. In addition, you can find some articles at www.onjava.com, which is written by the author of the book: JavaServer Page. Those articles cover EL, JSTL and Simple Tag stuffs.
Also, nearly all required patterns can be found in the BluePrint of SUN's website. Chapter 4-8 of the Core J2EE pattern book.
Hope this help.
Nick


Hi Nick and Satish,
Thanks for the reply. I think I need to go for SCWCD Exam kit by Hanumant Deshmukh.
Sachin
Nicholas Cheung
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Hi Sachin,
Best luck for your exam.
Nick
Sachin Joshi
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Originally posted by Nicholas Cheung:
Hi Sachin,
Best luck for your exam.
Nick


Hi Nick,
You mentioned about the Core J2ee Patterns book. Can you please tell me the author of the book ? is it by Deepak Alur ?
Thanks,
Sachin
Nicholas Cheung
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Hi Sachya,
YES. Here is the info:
Core J2EE� Patterns: Best Practices and Design Strategies, Second Edition
By Deepak Alur, John Crupi, Dan Malks

Publisher : Prentice Hall PTR
Pub Date : June 10, 2003
ISBN : 0-13-142246-4
Pages : 650
Nick
Sachin Joshi
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Originally posted by Nicholas Cheung:
Hi Sachya,
YES. Here is the info:
Core J2EE� Patterns: Best Practices and Design Strategies, Second Edition
By Deepak Alur, John Crupi, Dan Malks

Publisher : Prentice Hall PTR
Pub Date : June 10, 2003
ISBN : 0-13-142246-4
Pages : 650
Nick

Thanks Nick,
From your reply, it seems that to start with SCWCD preparation SCWCD Exam Tool Kit by Hanumant Deshmukh, Professional JSP by Simon Brown and J2ee patterns by Deepak Alur should be Ok. And of course the specs from Sun.

Sachin
Nicholas Cheung
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Hi Sachya,
It depends on which version you wanna take.
If you take 310-080 SCWCD 1.3, the only book you need is:
SCWCD Exam Study Kit, by Hanumant Deshmukh
It covers all the objectives indepth, and you will pass it with 85% for sure. I only use this book together with JWeb+ to get 89%.
If you take 310-081 SCWCD 1.4, you may need more:
SCWCD Exam Study Kit, by Hanumant Deshmukh
ProJSP, by Simon Brown OR JavaServer Page, by Hans Bergsten
Core J2EE Patterns, by Deepak Alur
Mr. Deshmukh's book covers all the Servlet objectives, together with Chapter 18 for the Filter. You dont need to read other things.
For JSP page, Hans' book covers all new objectives for JSP.
For the design pattern, you only need to refer to those newly added patterns, like Services Locator, etc. You do not need to read the whole book for passing the exam.
Hope this help.
Nick
Sachin Joshi
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Joined: Mar 23, 2004
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Originally posted by Nicholas Cheung:
Hi Sachya,
It depends on which version you wanna take.
If you take 310-080 SCWCD 1.3, the only book you need is:
SCWCD Exam Study Kit, by Hanumant Deshmukh
It covers all the objectives indepth, and you will pass it with 85% for sure. I only use this book together with JWeb+ to get 89%.
If you take 310-081 SCWCD 1.4, you may need more:
SCWCD Exam Study Kit, by Hanumant Deshmukh
ProJSP, by Simon Brown OR JavaServer Page, by Hans Bergsten
Core J2EE Patterns, by Deepak Alur
Mr. Deshmukh's book covers all the Servlet objectives, together with Chapter 18 for the Filter. You dont need to read other things.
For JSP page, Hans' book covers all new objectives for JSP.
For the design pattern, you only need to refer to those newly added patterns, like Services Locator, etc. You do not need to read the whole book for passing the exam.
Hope this help.
Nick

Hi Nick,
Thanks for the detailed reply. This will surely help me.
Sachin
 
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