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Passed with 72%

Werner Joerling
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Joined: Mar 23, 2003
Posts: 35
Hello friends,

this morning I passed the SCWCD 1.4 exam.

My weakest results (under the limit of 62%) I got in the sections

building a custom tag library: 40%
building JSP Pages using tag libraries: 50%
building JSP pages using the expression language (EL): 60%

This tells me, where I didn't learn enough.

For my preparation I used the great SCWCD Exam Study Kit (the old edition from 2003, covering Servlet 2.3 and JSP 1.2). It mainly lacks JSTL, EL, Simple Tags, and some J2EE-Patterns. I know, now there is a new edition, but I saved the money and tried the exam without buying a second book.

Beyond this book I used only free (zero-cost) material, the Servlet, JSP and JSTL specs, and the free mock exams at

If I would have learned more precisely custom tags, JSTL and EL, my result would have been nicer.

Next I will prepare for the SCBCD.

Best regards


[ August 15, 2005: Message edited by: Werner Joerling ]
Otto Teixeira

Joined: Aug 10, 2005
Posts: 12
Congratulations, dude.
I hope I do the same next month

And good luck with SCBCD!
Aruneesh Salhotra
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Joined: May 12, 2004
Posts: 167
72% is very good, with keeping in mind that the exam covers topics like patterns which probably should be out of the scope of the exam.
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