Passed SCWCD 1.4 with 95 % last Saturday. Missed 3 questions. The Exam is straight forward. No tricky question. Either you know the answer or do not know. No Bulky questions.
Want to study the Web component technologies Got the Discounted voucher in one Sun Seminar which was expiring on end of this July. So decided to take the exam. Main job assignments not on Java technologies, but studying due to personal interest.
Got 7/8 questions on design patterns. Got 7/8 questions on EL. Custom Tags questions are very easy. Got one question on usage of jsp:attribute
Lot of questions on methods of request, response and session very easy.
One question on SVR 9.7.2 Web application class Loader , totally stumped, Missed one question here.
No question on variable directive of tag file. one easy question on Dynamic attribute.
Missed one question in session management. Don't know which. All the questions are very easy.
Missed one question on usage on JSTL. Very Easy, But tried to review the drag and drop question at last minute,. The answer is disturbed.
Happy with the score. Main source for preparation is Specifications. Do not want to under estimate the books HF and Deshmukh's study Kit. But want to study other related topics in deep. HF contains most of the thing required for the exam. Little bit precaution with the Deshmukh's book when studying the Tag Library as it refer to the old version of tld's. and assumption about the XML document.
Stick up with the JavaRanch fourm. Very good place to study, for the person like me. Lot of concepts cleared from the forum. I am not working directly on the JAVA technologies as a main assignments. So the JavaRanch forum is point of contact related to java for me. Thanks all the Java Ranchers.
Found three question which have no valid answers. Can identify the question as I know which question I missed. One of the question in these have all the valid answers and ask to select three options. One question is on the RequestDispatcher and one on the Cutom tag Library. After the test , I tried practically and found that there are no valid answers, but survived luckly. I have put the comments in the exam for these questions. Selected best options for these questions and evaluated as correct.
Tried j2eeCertificate.com Mock questions. The Enthuware free exam on the jdiscuss.com is very closed to real exam. Got 90 to 94 % in all the four Mock exams.
Tried HF final Mock exam two days before the exam. Got 87 % in the exam. This exam is very bulky compare to the real exam.
Thanks to Charles Lyons for your cool replays for the questions posted in this forum. Help me greatly to clear the basics. Gone through your free chapter on security. The contents are very good. Not yet seen your book in Mumbai, India.
Next planning for OCP and then EJB. Waiting for the new version of EJB.
hey narendra, congrats. i was sure you would be getting a nice score.. i intened to give exam on next monday..july 18... getting around 78% in enthuware mock exams.. not satisfied with my preparation and scores..but due to work pressure can not prepare much and hence not able to improve my score..so i m frustrated and going for the exam anyway..
any last minutes suggestions...or help or review u want me to do ... please help... i saw you take hfsj exam two days before exam...i need help like that..or last days preparation stragey..i m absolutely stumped by the work pressure at my job... you have helped me a couple of times..hoping for a reply for this too.
please help me and congrats once again. thanks in advance
Biren Shah<br />scjp 93%<br />scwcd 1.4 92%
Joined: Apr 13, 2005
hey i put the wrong date in above post... its not july 18 but july 24 sorry for that
Joined: Dec 04, 2004
Thanks all again.
Biren. The Exam is all about knowing the basic concepts and usage of framework. So try to memorize all the methods in Request, response and session inteface ( Both in Servlet and HttpServlet) and there usage. All the syntaxes and attributes of standard/JSTL tags and there usage ( On this the question are found very easy). The life-cycle methods of tags and there return values. How the tag can access the implicit objects. On EL pay attention on other operatores than . and . Memorize the basic charactristics of patterns. No deep understanding of patterns is required for exam.
Last thing, Don't frustate if you are not getting expected results in the Mocks exams. Try to understand the pattern of the questions , not the answers. In real exam I did not found any trick questions, like the mock exams. So try to concentrate on basics. Your final aim is Sun Exam not Mocks Exam. I suggerst do not try any mock exam 2/3 days befor the exam. Also do not read new topics in last day of exam, as it may distrub your concentaration on the main objectives. Go peacefully to the exam. The concentartion is very much required in the exam, other-wise you may loose many question as the type of questions are something like 'Either you know the answer or do not know'.
Joined: Apr 13, 2005
thanks narendra, you are a champ, congrats once again