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About SCWCD Exam Study Kit 2nd ed.

Hong Anderson
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Joined: Jul 05, 2005
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I have SCWCD Exam Study Kit 2nd ed., but I heard many people say this book isn't good compare to HFSJ and even it's previous ed. (SCWCD Exam Study Kit).
I want to know what chapters are not good (I should not follow/rely on), and what are good (I can follow/rely on).

What resources/materials I can fulfill knowledge to pass SCWCD 1.4 with high score (90%+)?

Anybody who know please tell me, thank you.


SCJA 1.0, SCJP 1.4, SCWCD 1.4, SCBCD 1.3, SCJP 5.0, SCEA 5, SCBCD 5; OCUP - Fundamental, Intermediate and Advanced; IBM Certified Solution Designer - OOAD, vUML 2; SpringSource Certified Spring Professional
Nishant Dhar
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Joined: Sep 09, 2005
Posts: 26
i have seen both the books.

if you are new to the subject, better use both the books. But definetely study both of them.

EL and custom tags is covered much better in HSFJ
Chandra Atla
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Joined: Jul 21, 2004
Posts: 91
Hi,

I have both HFSJ & SCWCD exam study kit with me.

HFSJ is easier to read and understand, but takes more time to read. Study Kit is a bit harder to study, especially, if you are reading it for the first time.

If you are new to Servlets & JSP, then please read HFSJ first to understand the concepts clearly. Then you read Study Kit. Especially, Custom Tags & EL are a bit hard to understand when reading Study Kit, compared to HFSJ.

I think, we should read both of these books. Some of the points that are missed while reading HFSJ will be covered while reading Study Kit. Also, you may encounter some new points, when reading a second book.

Thanks,
Chandra
Hong Anderson
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Joined: Jul 05, 2005
Posts: 1936
Thank you.

From your reply, I should study EL and custom tag more from other materials, but for the other topics I can follow SCWCD Exam Study Kit 2nd ed.
Right or not?
Chandra Atla
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Joined: Jul 21, 2004
Posts: 91
Hi,

I feel that "Exam Study Kit" is more towards preparing for the exam, than to use it as a guide to study for the first time, to understand the basic concepts. I think, it's good to have some basic knowledge before reading it, even for other items other than EL & custom tags.

Thanks,
Chandra
vijaya bacina
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Joined: Aug 23, 2005
Posts: 155
For me Design Patterns chapter is nice in Manning book compared to HSFJ..
 
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