This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
Cleared the SCWCD exam today with 89%. I am quite happy with the score. The exam had 80 questions, 10 for SUN survey purposes with 40 minutes extra. About my preparation: I had started my preparation quite a while back, but kept losing touch with the study. The past month and a half is when I got serious (and also joined the forum) Here�s what I used: 1.Read HFSJ 2 times. Browsed through it a third time over a period of 1 week. The first read was quite a while back and familiarized me with the topics. It was only the second read which was exam oriented. 2.Mikalai Zaikin�s notes: Great stuff� covers quite a few points that are not mentioned in HFSJ. 3.Frederic Esnault�s notes. 4.Free Mock Tests available on the net. 5.Enthuware tests: Good learnings from those. 6.Went through the JSTL specs for core tags. 7.HFSJ Mock Exam: Gives a very good idea about the level of the actual test. 8.And last but not the least: This Forum. The links section is very comprehensive and helpful. The forum kept up my enthusiasm and helped clear many doubts. 9.I also maintained a notebook of my learnings from the practice tests.
One thing I�d like to say is actually implementing the concepts in a sample project went a long way in helping me get things right, especially in topics like EL and tags.
Would like to wish fellow ranchers all the best and thanks for all the help I�ve got on this forum.