Hey all, studying towards my SCWCD, got the exam in little under a month. I've been using the Head First JSP/Servlets book, V.good! and this forum, also excellent.
I wondered if there are any things to look out for in exam? things that are a similar that the exam will try and catch you out. Like the SCJP5 exam did by asking a question on output when the code doesn't actually compile.
Some of the things I thought they might try and do to catch you out would be: - trying to write to response after doing a RequestDispatcher.sendError() - order in which filters are called? - which servlet is called given similar url patterns? - using page instead of file in the includes directive.
Anything else I should pay extra attention to? Maybe things like calling method on GenericServlet when it exists on HttpServlet.
- Getting confused with Servlet config and Servlet context. - Using doAfterTag() in simple tag handlers OR using skipPageException in classic tag handlers.
I think all such things would be covered in 'Watch It' boxes in HFSJ.
Joined: Sep 14, 1999
That is a pretty good list of some of the things they like to test. If you check out my material I have put some of the things that can trip you over in what I call "Key Points". See the sig of this post.