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SCWCD Head First Servlets & JSP - design patterns

Tim Puchala
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I've been scouting around the internet finalising my prep for the exam doing lots of questions. It seems to me there are alot of design patterns on the exam, possibly, that are not even mentioned,let alone discussed in the Head First book. Design patterns such as Data Access Component, Value Object, Domain Activator, Composite Delegate, Transfer Facade.
Does anybody have a good online resource I can access for info on these?
Regards, Tim Puchala
Joe Harry
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Would reading Head First Design Patterns be useful for the WCD exam?? Anyone please help.


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Bert Bates
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Tim,

Where did you come up those?

Bert


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Marcus Green
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All you need to know about for exam purposes are

* Intercepting Filter,
* Model-View-Controller,
* Front Controller,
* Service Locator,
* Business Delegate,
* Transfer Object.


The exam might mention others but that is pureley to mislead.


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Joe Harry
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Can I get these concepts straight down from the Head First Design patterns book or from the Head First Servlets and JSP book?? Suggestions needed!
Bert Bates
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Marcus is correct about the patterns that are important for the SCWCD - and these SCWCD patterns are J2EE patterns which are NOT discussed in the HF DP book.
Joe Harry
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In that case, I would need some suggestions. I'm actually planning to buy HFDS today and what would that teach me?? Will it be worth the buy?? I know that this question is irrelevant to this forum, but I appreciate anyone's help.

Thanks!
Tim Puchala
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Well, I came across these extra design patterns from 2 sources.
One of them, Composite Delegate is actually the answer to one of the questions in Head First S&JSP (Q.3, page 752).
The others have come from this website's mock exams as answers to questions!
http://www.j2eecertificate.com/
regards tim
Marcus Green
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I'm afraid the authors were being bad bad people when they created that question. They do have a long track record of being good, but for a moment it seemed that being so good was dull and they wavered.

See

http://www.coderanch.com/t/168245/java-Web-Component-SCWCD/certification/HF-page-number
Bert Bates
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You guys gotta give me a break - that was a really long book and I just needed to break up the mood a little bit. What I will say in my defense is that if you study the ACTUAL patterns and come to understand how their names tie in to what they do, you might get some clues that these are fictitious
Marc Peabody
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Please check out "Why am I seeing Design Patterns in mock exams that aren't in the objectives?" from the ScwcdFaq.


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Marcus Green
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Snicker chortle, gotta bring the heroes down every now and then.....
Tim Puchala
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Thnaks for that, Marcus.
Great help!
 
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