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is one month enough for SCWCD ?

Arad Chear
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i wanna to take SCWCD in one month ,

can i take it in this small period of time or not ?
kalpana ram
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you can finish it,if you can maximum utilize the whole month.I took 35 days.first 3 and 1/2 weeks completed the book,then next week revised it and then the next week practiced the mock exams.

i was week in jsp so i took extra time if you are week i particular area,spend extra time for that.

Go with a plan,if you are determined,one full month is more than enough.try to spend 5-6 hrs a day.

[ September 22, 2007: Message edited by: kalpana ram ]
Marcus Green
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"can i take it in this small period of time or not ?"


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Michael Ku
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Arvind Mahendra
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maybe if you read the specs only or the Manning book-SCWCD exam study kit. its only 400 pages long. but supposed to have some errors though. (But so does the K&B)

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Vassili Vladimir
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If you want to get a high mark (90+) you must read the HFSJ book at least twice.

For me, I read it 2 full times and the third time was a fast revision, so you can say 3 times.

You have to understand each and every concept and then practice it to clear your doubts.

Remember this : Write as much sample applications as possible.

Remember : You will never learn swimming if you don't throw yourself in the swimming pool. So you will never understand a concept until you try it by your own.

And one more thing, follow this strategy: " What if I do like this? What if I replace this by this? Will I get an error if i do this ? What if I ... ".

For each doubt you have, post it here, and your doubts will be gone, believe it, they will be gone!!!

It's good to put a plan (in fact, you can never success without a plan). So develop a plan and start applying it.

Don't hesitate to ask any question, this is the right place to talk about your doubts ...

I wish you the best ...

Vassili ...
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Christophe Verré

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but supposed to have some errors though. (But so does the K&B)

The difference being that Manning's contain unforgivable ones.

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Arvind Mahendra
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Originally posted by Christophe Verre:

The difference being that Manning's contain unforgivable ones.

The errata page for the manning book can be found here
Errata for Manning SCWCD

The errata page for Head First can be found here
Head First SCWCD Errata

Notice how the errata of the second page would take you a day or two to fix(took me)
Christophe Verré

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The link to Manning's errata is not good enough. They don't update it.
Check this one. I recommend to check the Author's forum, where people post all erratas.
Dave Seligson

Joined: Jul 12, 2007
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I would say 1 month is not enough time.
You will need to read the entire HFS&J book once thoroughly, going thru all questions and exercises, and then at least a second time to review the content. Granted, the second time goes much quicker but it is invaluable at refreshing your knowledge and fine-tuning it. I believe it will take you a month to get thru the book the first time.

Additionally, once you feel you are ready to take the test, you should spend a week taking practice exams. Each exam can take 2-3 hours and
you still need time to review material on missed questions. Finally, plan on putting at least 5 hours into the HFS&J final exam, since it is the hardest one you will encounter, and will require the most review.

Also, don't forget to study the other resources you'll find mentioned on this website. (Powerpoint presentations helping with memorization and notes on topics that aren't completely covered in the book like dynamic attributes and Peabody's notes on Design patterns)

I think you could get it done in 5-6 weeks, but you'll still need to be focused. If you have past thorough experience with Servlets, JSP, EL, etc
you could probably get it done in a month.

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