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Passed SCWCD 5 with 98%

Tomaszz Lewandowski
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I passed SCWCD 5 this morning. My preparation was:
1. Read Serlets and JSP specs and first chapters from JSTL
2. Skimed through books dedicated to SCWCD:
- Osborne Sun Certified Web Component Developer Study Guide - in my opinion this is the best one - after chapter tests are great
- Manning SCWCD Exam Study Kit Second Edition
3. Did as much tests as possible (for each incorrect answer I made sure I know why), Whizlab is pretty helpful
4. Read API chapters from specs again to memorize signatures.
5. I spent aprox. 25 days * 2 hoursPerDay on preparation. Before I had basic knowlege of servlets and JSP but no developer experience.

My post-exam feelings:
1. It wasn't as difficult as I thought
2. There were a few tricky questions but most were straightforward.
3. 180 minutes is plenty of time, no need to hurry.
4. At least 3 questions had errors in them, i.e:
List object = request.getAttribute(...);
was correct answer (but it won't compile).
5. I had about 5-7 questions on design patterns.
6. As far as SCWCD is concerned, web application MUST contein web.xml.

Good luck for those who are preparing

Regards<br />Tomasz Lewandowski<br />SCJP5 (97%) | SCWCD5 (98%)
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Outstanding partner, congratulations!

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Remko Strating
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Congrats... A Good score.

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Prasanna Kate

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Hearty Congratulations!!!

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Hope on your next exam you get 99%

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Rick Shroff

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Hearty Congrats!!! and a wonderful score too!!

Do you think it is necessary to prepare anything specific for SCWCD5 vs SCWCD4? Like use the second edition of HFJS. I have got the Whizlab prep kit for SCWCD4. Should that be good enough?

Cheers,<br />Rick<br />SCJP
Tomaszz Lewandowski
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I used books and simulators for SCWCD1.4 and nothing at the exam surprised me. So I think they are fine for SCWCD 5.
I had a question involving autoboxing but the core of the question was servlets API, you just have to know that primitive value can be used where Object is required, like in HttpSession#setAttribute, i. e.
Rick Shroff

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Thanks for the response.
Milton Ochoa
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Congratulations!, Almost Perfect
Chandran Madesh

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Really Great !!!

Hearty Congrads.

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Chandrasekhar Mangipudi
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Thanks & Regards,
Balakrishnan Viswanathan

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Good Job dude ! Thats a fantastic achievement !

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m !doin nothin except kathie n some 1000 questions..
dun hv time ..
hv 2 switch d job ..
targettin 75 .. possible ??

N yeah no1z asked d question ...
mahudees waran

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Congrats.Good job..........
rajaganesh vanarajan

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Congrats... Did you prepare for SCWCD 5 or for 1.4. Is that preparinf for 1.4 sufficient for 5.
Tomaszz Lewandowski
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I used books and other materials for SCWCD 1.4 only, and I think it is sufficient.
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Congrtulations Tomaszz Lewandowski

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CONGRATS Tomaszz Lewandowski...

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Reesha Ashok
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Congratulations...!!! Great score...!!!
[ April 06, 2008: Message edited by: R Nellika ]

Thanks & Regards,<br />Reesha
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Great score!

Congratulation ..........

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