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Cleared SCWCD with 94%

 
Nitin Parashar
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Hi All,

Today I cleared SCWCD with 94%. It took over 2 months of preparation time but after getting the score I feel all the effort was worth it.

Considering I am working full time (sometime even weekends) I was able to put in only about 1-2 hours everyday. I took HF mock exam on 30th June and scored 63%. Low score proved to be a catalyst and I increased the studying hours to 4-5 hrs everyday. In fact last 2 days I spent almost 30 hrs studying. I identified my weak areas and concentrated more on them

Here is my SCWCD preparation lifecycle,

1)Head first Servlets and JSP- read it 2 times and skimmed through it 3rd time. The book covers everything you need to know for the exam. Thanks Brayan, Bert and Kathy for writing such a good book. I tried almost 80% of the book examples on tomcat which really helped me. Even though I have over 2 years of devt experience, topics like EL, Simple Tags are new to me and with the examples I could get a very good feel of them.

For the benefit all people preparing for the exam I would like to mention that one should definitely go through the book errata for the typo errors and mistakes. Some of these errors can cost you a question on SCWCD

2)J+Web Simulator from Enthuware

Thanks to the creators. The standard of questions is comparable to the real exam. I scored 85, 76, 81, 85, 88, 91, 78 on the seven standard tests. I prepared notes for each question I missed and tried sample codes wherever possible.
Though there are some typo errors and you should be careful.

3)SCWCD API, Servlets Specification v2.4 Study summary, Web-app configuration files- Frederic Esnault .

Thanks Fredric, your notes rock

4)Design Patterns � Marc Peabody�s notes.
Thanks Marc.I missed on question on the exam, so am waiting for the free beer.


5)SCWCD 1.4 Study Guide- Mikalai Zaikin
Thanks Mikalai, notes are very helpful.

6)SCWCD Hints


Finally all the efforts have paid off and I have all 3 certifications (SCJP, SCWCD, and SCBCD- each with a 90+ score) which I had aimed to get sometime in end 2003... Hmm took me 4 years though...

Forgive me for the typos, already finished a pack of beers���.you see I am celebrating
 
Paul Anilprem
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COngratulations, Himmat! Glad to know our product was helpful. Please do let us know any typos that you have observed.
 
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Originally posted by Himmat Nitin Singh:
4)Design Patterns � Marc Peabody�s notes.
Thanks Marc.I missed on question on the exam, so am waiting for the free beer.

Methinks I need to put a disclaimer that using Enthuware negates my offer! I feel I'm seeing their name next to many claims.

Congrats on the pass, Himmat. I will add you to my personal beer list. PM me your contact info if you'd like.
 
Remko Strating
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Congrats.

A good score. You should celebrate !!!

 
Atul Sawant
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Thats an awesome score!!

Congrats! I know how tough it is when you are working and preparing at same time. My best wishes.
 
Mohit Chadha
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Congratulations!
 
Joe Harry
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Congrats!
 
PRavi kumar
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Congrates
 
Supraja Kannaiyan
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Hi

Congrats.

Regarding J2EE design patterns that you have specified,Marc Peabody�s notes is a soft copy or the book that you have purchased.
 
Nitin Parashar
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Thanks friends

Supraja you can download the notes from
http://faq.javaranch.com/view?PeabodyOnScwcdPatterns

Marc, whats up with Enthuware? You dont recommend it or what?
 
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