I had exposure to Servlets/JSP when I started my preparation. I think once you have completed reading HFSJ once, you will require nearly 100hrs to revise all your stuff, give all the necessary mock exams and coverup all the chinks in your prep.
I got 70 questions ... I guess Sun is keeping 1 question for the purpose of evaluation of that question and it does not count towards the final score
I used the following material for my preparation 1) HFSJ - This book rocks . Specially if you are a newbie. The topics are explained in an easy to understand manner. However like all certification books , it leaves out certain details that are not important from the point of view of examination but are critical to the completion of the topic. Anyways , this is one of the best books around for SCWCD.
2) Miklai Zaikin Notes - Wonderfull notes . Makes up for the missing details in HFSJ . A must read !!
I referred to Servlet/JSP specs if I needed to lookup a point in greater detail .I also found "Java Server Pages" by Hans Bergsten provided a complete coverage for JSP tech. A useful reference book
Mocks ===== 1) Javaranch - 95% 2) Jdiscuss - 90% + in all the exams 3) Demo version of Enthuware and Whizlabs - 80% 4) Quesations from HD books 5) Sun sample questions for SCWCD 6) Final mock exam from HFSJ - 70%
So , even if you score low on Final mock exam from HFSJ , do not panic . Keep a cool head .
Apart from what has been pointed out previously by other ranchers, please also study Exporting variables from Custom Tags
I had a hard time getting my exam scheduled . I had nearly lost all hopes of giving my exams before going on my week long vacation next week. Now , I can relax fully and have lots of fun .
Thanks to all the follow ranchers ( specially Satau )for replying to my queries and for posting yours . You all were a source of inspiration to me.