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I want to take SCWCD Exam. Bought Hanumanth Deshmukh SCWCD Exam Kit. The book is on my coffee table for 3 weeks now. Can you believe that? My company is doing this outsourcing thingy..... Can't concentrate. Motivation doesn't come into picture during this unstable job condition.
Please please everyone try to put me on track and give me advices.
I started studying for my SCWCD exam 2 weeks back. I never had any experience with Servlets/JSP. But I have some 1.5 years experince in Java 1.3. So I did my SCJP first. Now I am going for SCWCD all in my own. I am following SCWCD Study kit. I don't copy and paste the sample code from the accompanying CD. I type in all the code and see what happens, since I don't have any prior experience writing Servlets/JSP.
Its been only 2 weeks since I started, but by now, I get 70-80% in all the mock exams I take. And there are 2 more weeks to go until my exam. So I would be well prepared by then.
My number one advice is to create your own study "flash cards". Force yourself to sit down and with a stack of index/note cards, write a simple question on one side, and the right answer on the other. Don't format it like a mock exam question, just a simple question you can use to drill yourself and improve your memory. It takes multiple repetitions to burn some things into your brain.
Then you can carry these cards around with you and quiz yourself. When I am studying for an exam I take my cards *everywhere* -- to the movie (although if it's dark and I'm waiting for the movie to start, I sometimes have to look at them by the light of my cell phone screen... which of course I must remember to turn off BEFORE the movie begins or I risk being killed by other people in the theater), on the train, driving (it is much better if you wait until you are actually STOPPED before you use them in the car ) etc.
Then you can offer to send or trade these with someone else who is also preparing.
By the way, just the act of MAKING the cards is often enough to make a big difference in your memory. I have students make cards even if they never look at them again--just *making* them is important.
cheers and good luck, Kathy
Joined: Sep 01, 2004
Thanks Subramonyan and Kathy.
I guess i will start with
Subra's advice - "Read one chapter a day" And Kathy's advice - "Start making flash cards"
Please check on me once in a while how am i doing.