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My Tips On Passing SCWCD

MI Mohammed
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Joined: Feb 16, 2005
Posts: 146
I just did my exams and scored 86%. Cool by some people but not by me.
If i had free my mind, i would hava gotten at least 96 - 100%.So base on
mine mistakes, i have decided to share this with my ranch mates.


1. Make the exam a background thread. Do not prepare for the exam, but
try to learn the technology as it's applied. Very often, you hava to do
exercise and dumps. If you do, you might find yourself, preparing for the
exam and not knowing the tech, and of course more memorising for the exam.


2. Give yourself enough time, though this is relative, depending on how much you know about the tech. Since you know java (SCJP), i think 3-4 months
just ok. To LEARN and MASTER it all.


3. The learning aspect might mean read like for HFSJ twice. So on the third sweep, am now ready to master it. So, i go through the chapters and answering the question. Always try to figure out why answers are correct and why they are not. Sorry, before i for get you have to make your note as
you go through this phase. At the end of this phase, you weak and strong points would have been known.


4. Finally, take the topic randomly paying more attention on you weak points. For me, it was custom tags. At the exams, i got 100%. At this stage,
start with your dumps, always try include new discoveries fro dumps in you note. PLEASE don't forget you STRONG POINT, go through them once a while. I made this mistake and paid for it(scoring 50% on action tags ).


5. Bring the exam thread to running state. Read anything you can lay your
hand on, more of revision. When you are ready, You will just know.
Wish all the best am already at the SCBCD room.

Ciao


SCJP, SCJA, SCWCD


SCJA(Beta) SCJP 1.4 SCWCD 1.4 SCBCD 1.3 SCBCD 5.0 beta <br />The more practice we get, the better we are at the exams and in life in general. Pls join me at My DEN.
Jesus Angeles
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Joined: Feb 26, 2005
Posts: 2061
ConGrats!

I also got approximately same score as yours, and I feel the same way.

In addition to your suggestions, I think lots of handson is a definite help.
Patrick Williams
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Joined: Apr 03, 2005
Posts: 213
It's funny that you've posted this because I have been preparing for this exam here and there and feel that I need to do more hands on work to study. I think that this post has confirmed that I need to do this. Thanks!


Patrick<br /> <br />SCJP/SCWCD/SCBCD/SCDJWS/SCEA<br /> <br />Currently working on:<br />SCJP 6
Jesus Angeles
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Joined: Feb 26, 2005
Posts: 2061
for handson, you can look at Core Servlets and jsps, and More Servlets and jsps, both by Marty Hall.

I think the only topic I didnt see on those books is on SimpleTag.
Mohamed Shafi
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Joined: Apr 18, 2005
Posts: 119
Thanks a lot guys for your valuable inputs. i am also preparing for SCWCD...

keep up the gudwork guys...
[ December 18, 2005: Message edited by: Mohamed Shafi ]

Regards,<br /> <br />Shafi.
Mahesh Shiwani
Greenhorn

Joined: Oct 04, 2004
Posts: 10
Would like to get name of some good books to study for SCWCD.
Thanks
B.Sathish
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Joined: Aug 18, 2005
Posts: 372
Head First JSP and Servlets along with Bryan's tutorial in the forum on dynamic attributes is all that it takes to get 100% on SCWCD
Naapa Sekhar Ramesh
Greenhorn

Joined: Nov 07, 2001
Posts: 12
Congratulations


SCJP
MI Mohammed
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Joined: Feb 16, 2005
Posts: 146
Hi guys,
I would want to tell you all, that this is my favourite padock
in this ranch. I strongly feel that, one shouldn't spend all
the hard earned bucks on certification exams. Almost all the
materials are available free. Some of my resource areas are :

1. Get HFSJ.
2. For topics like JNDI and EJB resources, check the Tomcate doc on
these areas. You will just be more than ok.
3. For Dynamic attributes, check the JSP and Servlet API.
4. Finally, your best resources, remain these nice guys at
the ranch. Stay close and very close before the exam.

Thanks, wishing you all happy Xmas and and merry new year.
(Coming 2 America)

SCJP SCJA SCWCD SCBCD Pro.....
Patrick Williams
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Joined: Apr 03, 2005
Posts: 213
I have been reading HFSJ (which I do highly recommend), but I've also been reading Sun Certified Web Component Developer Study Guide (Exam 310-081) by David Bridgewater. I like the format because it is like K&B for the SCJP (it's from the same publisher and series). I have found a couple of errors (missing bracket in an exam question, but the answer isn't "won't compile", etc), but I would still recommend the book. There are a lot of examples to work through which is something I like about the book.
Bert Bates
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Joined: Oct 14, 2002
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Congrats to all you recent exam passers!

It's a tough exam!

Bert


Spot false dilemmas now, ask me how!
(If you're not on the edge, you're taking up too much room.)
AngalaParameswari Athi
Greenhorn

Joined: Jan 04, 2006
Posts: 1
Congrats Ya.......

I am preparing for SCWCD exam.So could you pls send across study guide pdf or link for study guide which could be helpful for preparation.
Kalyani Marathe
Ranch Hand

Joined: Apr 06, 2005
Posts: 72
Thanks for good suggestions for preparation of SCWCD.
I have to do hands on now.

Thanks once again.
Cheers.
MI Mohammed
Ranch Hand

Joined: Feb 16, 2005
Posts: 146
HI Athi,
Thanks for your contribution. All the same, the exam isn't as tough
as you might be thinking. All you have to do is get yourself HFSJ by Kathy
and Bates, the specs. With this you should be ok. Make sure you have alot
of hands on, cause the more error you get use to, the less you hava to memorise for the exams. you can send me a personal mail at mimoh_mi@yahoo.com
so that i can forward a dump.
Wishing you all the best.



SCJA SCJP SCWCD
sachin kelkar
Greenhorn

Joined: Aug 21, 2005
Posts: 17
Hi
mi Mohammed
Thanks for your views,which are certainly helpful to us.
I am preparing for SCWCD1.4,
I had a question that how many Drag and Drop Question in real exam.
Can anyone tell me.
Thanks
ansar basha
Ranch Hand

Joined: Aug 02, 2005
Posts: 34
On an average there will be 5 - 7 drag and drop questions might vary also.
It wont be as complicated as in mock exam.
HFSJ final mock + 20 % is for sure, so prepare well.

Thanks
Ansar
rehans oberoi
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Joined: Dec 06, 2005
Posts: 174
Originally posted by mi Mohammed:
HI Athi,
Thanks for your contribution. All the same, the exam isn't as tough
as you might be thinking. All you have to do is get yourself HFSJ by Kathy
and Bates, the specs..
SCJA SCJP SCWCD


hi ranchers
exam is really tough. after passing the exam everyone says it is
easy. i am saying whole heartly , really exam is tough.
hfsj does not cover design patterns questions.
i have not given hfsj final mock . after passing exam i check
final mock exam . i find only 5 question are exactly same and
all other are little bit of same type. and there are 5 drag and
drop questions.
sachin kelkar
Greenhorn

Joined: Aug 21, 2005
Posts: 17
Thanks a lot!
ansar basha

Any suggestion are most welcome!
NRegards
MI Mohammed
Ranch Hand

Joined: Feb 16, 2005
Posts: 146
Hey Guys,
when i said "All the same, the exam isn't as tough
as you might be thinking". Am not saying you can go to sleep and
hope to pass the exams. Please don't get me wrong. By my statement,
i mean with adiquate preparation, it becomes easy. My strong point here
is to discourage "Memorising", which often get lots of people on the wrong
edge. The more you do a particular action, the more you are able to apply
it and of course, the better your understandding. Hope i have explain my
stands properly.
Cheers to you all.

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