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Bahadar Khan
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Joined: Jun 19, 2003
Posts: 81
Howdy Ranchers

This to share with all of you that I just passed the exam with 91 percent. I will write you detailed preparation startegy later. Right now in the office.

Sudhakar Guntaka
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Joined: Nov 21, 2004
Posts: 46
Hi Bahadar Khan,

Congrats on getting a very good score

Janna Voss

Joined: Nov 09, 2004
Posts: 8
Awesome score!!! Way to go!

Were your scores that high on the mock exams you took? And which mock exams did you use?
Gaurav Sahni
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Joined: Sep 03, 2003
Posts: 56
Congratulations Bahadur !!!
A great score.

so, what's next on the plate ?


To know recursion, you must first know recursion...
Sami Sayeed
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Joined: Oct 05, 2004
Posts: 39

Congrats Bahadar,

Great Score..

Sundar Murthi
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Joined: Mar 05, 2004
Posts: 209
Pabak Nanda

Joined: Nov 04, 2004
Posts: 24
Great Score...

Bahadar Khan
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Joined: Jun 19, 2003
Posts: 81
Thank you so much of all you ranchers. I am overwhelmed with so much beautiful words and appreciation.

---------- Preparation Strategy -----------------------

-Books Used: HFS&JSP, Exam Study Kit by Malavia et all.

Started on certification after I got my HFS book by the end of September. Previously I had Study Kit, the coverage was good and comprehensive but details too dry to gulp down.

The HFS book, I sincerely thank to Kathy Sierra ( She always responded whenever I needed help, Thanks Kathy). The HFS was the book that made me to think and inspired to learn technology. I know it might be redundant to talk about this, as all ranchers know this fact. All is I wish the best to Bert Bates and Baysham and Kathy for their outstanding work.

I focussed on these special topics and tried to read their details as much as possible because of their importance for the exam and confusion.

------ Special Topics -------

All flavours of "include". Read details from specs.

RequestDispatcher and forwards.

sendError and logging.

Used wonderful ppt for Listener interfaces from Javaranch.

Taglibs. Specially classic tags. I read these many times.

JavaBeans, nobody but HFS defined this to its best.

Made my own maps for authorization and tried to implement each and every possible scenario on Tomcat and Weblogic. I never knew how actually <transposrt-guarantee> will work until I used INTEGRAL type and deployed application in Weblogic to actually to see chnaging protocols from 'http' to 'https'.

Memeorized .tld file attributes.

------ Actual Test -----

To be honest, actual test was relatively simpler then Mock exams. I scored 72% in Final Mock exam and was somewhat upset.

------- Mock Exams ------

Tried all the freely available Mock exams, including JWeb+ ( I got three free standard tests with the book CD). I did all the mocks regardsless of their versions whether it was for 1.4 or 1.3. I wouldn't worry about obvious drop out topics. I liked the tests from

----- Notes --------

Made my own notes and summarised hard to get at one place materials.

----- Preparation Time -------------

I was fairly irregular until the start of this ( November )month. Sometime I would study for 2-3 hours somedays not!. However last two weeks were pretty busy. In the very last week, I took final week off from my office to study it full-time. 5-7 hrs a day.

----- Tip --------

Mock exams are good but try to get a very clear understanding of the subject. This is real important because actual test questions are sometime real brainy. BTW: Design Patterns are very easy to guess--trust me!

At the end , many thanks to all the Javaranch, without your lively presence thinks would have been stalemate.

Please do ask, if I missed something above.


SP Nam
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Joined: Oct 15, 2003
Posts: 41

Congrats for good score. Its awesome dude

Surya prakash

SCJP 1.4, SCWCD in progress
Paul Croarkin
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Joined: Sep 30, 2004
Posts: 106
Used wonderful ppt for Listener interfaces from Javaranch.

Congratulations, Bahadar!

Can you tell where this ppt is on javaranch? thanx

Thanks,<br /> <br />Paul Croarkin<br />SCEA 5, SCWCD, SCJP
Anant Rao
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Joined: Nov 12, 2004
Posts: 126
hi Bahadar Khan

Congrates....Thats an awesome score....... and ur preparation startegy is pretty good.

Eshu San

Joined: Sep 30, 2004
Posts: 18

Great ..By the way
can u tell me were there many questions on API's.If at all were they easy to answer.

Bahadar Khan
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Joined: Jun 19, 2003
Posts: 81
Can you tell where this ppt is on javaranch? --Paul

You have proved that you are Bahadar -- Muzammal

Yes man, I am. btw. my name is "Bahadar Ali Khan"

so, what's next on the plate ? -- Gaurav

Weblogic Server certification is next on agenda, followed by ..well..may be SCEA

can u tell me were there many questions on API's.If at all were they easy to answer. --Eshu

At least three to four questions that I faced. But be prepared as these are tricky sometime.
Prashant Upadhyay

Joined: Nov 30, 2004
Posts: 1
Hi ,
Can u please send me the details of the books , do you have any pdf available for that.
I am prerparing for my scwcd.
Selva Prasad Rajendran
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Joined: Sep 07, 2004
Posts: 38
Hi bahadur,

Congratz for ur successful completion of scwcd.

I have started to do SCWCD. So i will be glad if i get some guidence from u. can u forward me some detais regarding this certification to

Thanks in advance
Vijaypal Singh
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Joined: May 25, 2004
Posts: 34
hi Bahadar,

Congrats on your success.....Can you mail me any pdf's that can be of help to me as I'am looking forward to SCJWD some time later .


---------------------------------<br />S.C.J.P 1.4(86%),S.C.W.C.D 1.4(88%)<br /> <br />God Must love crazy people...<br />He Makes so many of them.
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Joined: Feb 28, 2005
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Congrats there, great score ...

SCJP in 2000 <br />SCWCD 1.4 in 2005 <br />Preparing for SCBCD 1.3<br />Eyeing SCEA at the same time ;) <br />A BIG fan of Head First Series, why was nothin like this available when I was in school
Colin Fletcher
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Joined: Sep 10, 2004
Posts: 200
Congratulations on the score.

SCJP 1.4 SCWCD 1.4
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