This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
The answer to Sylvia's question is: Yes! There are some (hope - veeery few of them ) topics that may appear on the exam, but not covered in HSF. One of the guys who passed SCWCD 1.4 wrote, that some knowledge of dynamic-attributes may be useful on the exam. Guess it would also be a good thing to know something about <jsp:invoke> action (used in tag files) and I'm not sure how about variables (related to tags).
I can answer for a few of them, as i'm preparing now:
- dynamic attributes, part of the exam, not covered in HFSJ (but question about them in the chapter 10 Mock exam); - jsp:invoke (idem : in the exam, not cover in book, but question in chapter 10 mock exam) - variable directive : in exam, not covered in HFSJ, but question in the chapter 10 mock exam. - XML-view of JSP documents : Covered in book page 597. Very few, but with a RELAX box saying the minimum is required for the exam.
This list is NOT EXHAUSTIVE. (Well it may be, but i do NOT guarantee it). [ February 27, 2006: Message edited by: Esnault Frederic ]