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What are the right books to read for SCWCD 1.4?

 
amchi gelo
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I am told that the books that exist are for version 1.3. I am just beginning to look into reading material for the 1.4 version, can someone tell me what books are good to buy for the 1.4 version?
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Kathy Sierra
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We have one coming out in June specifically for this exam. It now says "September" on Amazon and O'Reilly, but it will be ready before JavaOne
You can still do a *lot* of good preparation with the SCWXCD Exam Study Kit, by Deshmukh and Malavia, which is, in my opinion, an outstanding exam book. It is outdated for the new exam, and doesn't cover everything, but I still think it's the best thing to use. That book, combined with the *new* specs, is still a pretty good plan.
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Harwinder Bhatia
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Hi Kathy
I saw an UK and an Indian edition of "Head First Servlets & JSP" on one of the Indian online book stores (The UK edition carries the same ISBN code as the one which is "to be released" in the US). Is this UK edition for the 1.4 version of the SCWCD exam?
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Harwinder
 
natalia vidal
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Do you know if : Professional SCWCD Certification
by Daniel Jeep, Sam Dalton is for 1.3 or 1.4? It doesn't say on the book description...
 
Paul Tongyoo
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Hi Sanjay--
I also took Kathy's past advice (which I hope she still agrees with!) on reading "Pro JSP (Third Edition)" by Simon Brown et al. Its coverage on the new JSTL, JSP EL, and Filtering seem to be comprehensive enough for the exam requirements. The book's coverage of both Simple and Classic tag models also seems sufficient for passing the exam (if not more so). Check the book out! I'm enjoying it.

Good luck,
Paul
[ May 12, 2004: Message edited by: Paul Tongyoo ]
 
Ramnathan Ravindran
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Hi Kathy,
I am preparing for my SCWCD 1.4. I am preparing using the book "SCWCD Exam Kit". Well i recently saw that ur book would be released by August. I am planning to write my exams by Aug. I am really worried abt the new syllabus. Well how good is SCWCD Exam kit for SCWCD 1.4.
 
Paul Tongyoo
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Originally posted by Ram:
Hi Kathy,
I am preparing for my SCWCD 1.4. I am preparing using the book "SCWCD Exam Kit". Well i recently saw that ur book would be released by August. I am planning to write my exams by Aug. I am really worried abt the new syllabus. Well how good is SCWCD Exam kit for SCWCD 1.4.

Hi Ram--
Of course Kathy is the more qualified person to answer this question; I just wanted to throw in a comment as well. I had planned to finish reading the "SCWCD Exam Study Kit" before intending to sign up for the exam, and was unpleasantly surprised to find out they had released a new version of the SCWCD exam by the time I had finished it. I believe some of the major exam requirements that the study kit does NOT cover include:
- the new JSTL
- the new JSP Expression Language (EL) and the JSP directives related to it
- the new Simple Tag model
- Mentions, but does not cover some of the J2EE patterns req'd by
the new exam
I went with Kathy's recommendation to look into "Pro JSP" by Simon Brown et al, as it contains much of the info related to the new SCWCD exam that the study kit does not cover. Interestingly enough though, I am near two-thirds done with Brown's book and I know I'll be needing to flip through some of the study kit's pages to ensure total understanding of the 1.4 objectives.
Hope I helped build your perspective!
Paul

[ May 12, 2004: Message edited by: Paul Tongyoo ]
 
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