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Cleared SCWCD with 95%

Bharathi Kongara
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Joined: Sep 15, 2005
Posts: 56
Hi guys,

I cleared exam on Saturday. I would like to thank the HFSJ book and this forum - they helped me a lot. I would like to give some feedback on the exam and the prep hoping it may help some others in the future:

The exam was pretty easy, some of the answers are sooo straight forward that I had read the question many times to make sure its not a trap. The 3 questions I lost are 1 each from EL, standard actions and session management. Design questions are damn easy, so are the questions from security and the DD. EL questions are a bit tricky, make sure you spend enough time on them in the exam. The JSTL questions are also somewhat tougher, especially with the c:set action. Lots of questions on tag handlers and listeners - almost straight. And an interesting one - there are 2 questions on dynamic attributes, almost similar to each other - which are not covered in the chapters directly in our book, but pay attention - they did in the mock exams.

Regarding prep, my preparation time is 10 days (solid 10 days - an average 7 hrs per day). I've got experience in J2EE for about 19 months. I've read HFSJ thrice - 2 times completely and the third time skimming before the exam. Did all the mock exams on each chapter twice - they help a lot. The final mock exam +20 worked, in my case +22 actually. So that is it, study hard, you'll rock!!!

Thanks,
Bharathi
shanthisri mocherla
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Joined: Sep 05, 2005
Posts: 119
Hi Bharathi
Congrats!!Thanks for your suggestions!!!
Did you get any questions from filters and wrappers??
you said questions using c:set are tricky.So did such type of questions have lot of code ???
what about for:Each.??
once again Congrats.

BE AROUND.

Shanthi
Bharathi Kongara
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Joined: Sep 15, 2005
Posts: 56
Hi Shanthisri,

Yeah, I think I got 2 or 3 questions in filters/ wrappers - they were easy. The one on c:set - it think it got an exhibit for code, but its just the options that were confusing, the code was pretty straight. I didn't get any on c:forEach. Hope this helps.

Regards,
Bharathi
Vishnu Prakash
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Joined: Nov 15, 2004
Posts: 1026
Congrats and thanks for posting your exam experience.



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Dishaan Ahuja
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Joined: Aug 13, 2005
Posts: 25
Congrats!

That's really a very good score.

Dishaan
prakash china
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Joined: Aug 17, 2005
Posts: 18
Congrats !!!


-----<br />Regards, <br />Prakash.C
shanthisri mocherla
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Joined: Sep 05, 2005
Posts: 119
Thank you very much Bharathi.
Hope you will be around in this forum until I give my test.
 
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