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James Clarke
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Joined: Oct 04, 2004
Posts: 148
Hi all,

I am planning on sitting the SCWCD exam in the next few weeks.
My preparation plan has been:

1) SCWCD Exam Study Kit - H. Deshmukh, J Malavia, M Scarpino
Read and do all exercises

2) Head First Servlets and JSP - B. Basham, K Sierra & B Bates
Read twice and do all exercises

Is this above sufficient preparation for the exam ?

thanks in advance,

J.C
Christophe Verré
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Joined: Nov 24, 2005
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Hi,

I do not recommand SCWCD Exam Study Kit, because the dtds in the book are old. (servlet 2.3/jsp1.2) I bought it, and it was a real pain to correct everything. The overall layout of the book was not so bad though, but I think that it does not stress enough on important things.

Most people here recommand HFSJ (I don't own it personally). Read it twice and do the mock exam (which is said to be more difficult that the real exam)

Try to do as much mock exams as you can, and practice.

Good luck, and have fun.


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shanthisri mocherla
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Joined: Sep 05, 2005
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Hi Satou
I've gone thorugh Deshmukh book last weekend at a bookshop and I did some of the review questions at the end of the each chpater.
In one chapter (i dont remember the number).
I found questions like what would be the ouput.
a.blue blue red
b.blue red red
c.blue red blue etc

I remember it is something to do with include file. they have used this.jsp and that.jsp.i got all the questions wrong.I've not tried them yet.

can you please give me the explanation for that type of qustions???
I did not buy the book.

Thanks for your time
Shanthi
Christophe Verré
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Joined: Nov 24, 2005
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I'll have to check in the book, but I don't have it here.
Anyway, I found the questions at the end of each chapter in this book pretty easy compared to the real test.

If you have a look at Manning's forum, you'll also realize that many people complained about the poor quality of the 2nd Edition. But no replies.
The errata is not even updated, even if many people have listed loads of typos and severe mistakes.

So don't bother, and go for HFSJ
James Clarke
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Joined: Oct 04, 2004
Posts: 148
Hi all,

Apart from the mock exam on the head first book, are there other good mock exams on the internet or in other books ?

thanks,
J.C
Christophe Verré
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See the SCWCD Forum Links
Dan T
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Joined: Jun 15, 2004
Posts: 66
Be sure to read over the servlet/JSP spec !

Those are very important as you will find some important conditions and information missing in some books.
vipul patel
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Joined: Oct 16, 2005
Posts: 146
I would recon only to do

2) Head First Servlets and JSP - B. Basham, K Sierra & B Bates
Read twice and do all exercises


that's it. you can clear the test.
 
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