This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
Finally I have got the chance to post new topic on the forum.I cleared exam yesterday with 94% but sorry for this late posting of the topic.Thanks to all the members of Javaranch who provided all their and guidance, which made it possible for me to come out with this result. I thought of sharing my experience with all of you so that it can help those who are aspiring for the same.
Frankly speaking, I thought of appearing for this exam one year back and even purchased the voucher in July,2007.I read the Head First Book once last year itself but could not maintain the momentum.Finally when i found the voucher expiry date approaching, i put my best effort to appear for the exam.
Initially I was shocked to see that SCWCD1.4 has already been outdated . But, finally i somehow gathered the courage to prepare with guidance from Javaranch.Then, i found one of the posts specifying about the failure in the exam, but thanks to him and all others including Bryan basham and Sammeta kumar who guided us in difficult phase.
Coming to the point, This is how i prepared for the exam : 1.) Read Head First 1.4 twice 2.) Read Servlet and JSP specifications once. 3.) When i heard of SCWCD 5.0, I got Head First 2nd Edition and read it again.(Few topics are added,questions at the end of chapter and book are modified,errors fixed) 4.) Prepared notes of all that I tend to forget most of the times. 5.) Tried to remember as my APIs(methods)as possible at different point of times. 6.) I took Marcus Green online Tutorial. 7.) Took Marcus Green 3 Mock Exams.(Scored 95 on average) 8.) Took Whizlab4 mock tests (scored around 80 on average) 9.) Took Enthuware mock Tests (scored between around 80 on average) 10.)Used Marc Peabody J2EEpatterns notes. 11.)I couldnt get time to take the HFSJ test, so I just went through explanation. 12.)All I can say is that all these mock exams really helped me a lot after making the HFSJ as the base.
Finally, honestly speaking when i appeared for the exam, I felt it is not very tough,infact easier than what i had expected.Thanks to one and all.But still I feel that exam made me realise that I have to still work more on JSTL and Custom Tag. I hope it may be helpful to you all. Sorry Marc I attempted 1 question from patterns wrong, which should not be the case generally.
Originally posted by Vaibhavs Sharma: Sorry Marc I attempted 1 question from patterns wrong, which should not be the case generally.
Unfortunately, it's quite common to miss a question or two on patterns if you use mock exams. I've seen a lot of screwed up questions from them and I think some of the questions only confuse the topic. In fact, they are why I wrote my notes.
Congrats on passing and thanks for taking the time to post this thorough story.
Hi Vaibhavs Congrats for your success.. Can you tell me from where can I get Marcus green mock exams for SCWCD? is it the same present on examulator site? and also could you tell me if you bought Whizlabs4 mock exam or is it available for free on net? Please do reply me soon, as I am going to write this exam in 2 days.
Originally posted by Jharna Varshney: Hi Vaibhavs Congrats for your success.. Can you tell me from where can I get Marcus green mock exams for SCWCD? is it the same present on examulator site? and also could you tell me if you bought Whizlabs4 mock exam or is it available for free on net? Please do reply me soon, as I am going to write this exam in 2 days.
Thanks dear... Yeah you can get the Marcus green from same examulator site... and Whizlab is not freely available... For other useful notes and material just leave me a mail...
Swapnil S. Sonawane<br /> <br />B.Tech (Expected May 2009)<br />Computer Science, NIT Durgapur, India<br />SCJA 1.0
Joined: Mar 28, 2008
Thanks to one and all...I am happy to see the replies of the major contributors in my success like.... Marc,Marcus,Mikalai.... And also one more active member who is always ready with his inputs... Omi...
Thanks to one and all...
Joined: Mar 28, 2008
We do not support the illegal sharing of materials here. Many mocks (including Enthuware) are not free, and if by "dumps" you mean real exam questions, anyone sharing these materials will be in breach of the Sun Exam Candidate agreement. We will not help you cheat.
On a similar note, you cannot obtain an e-book/PDF of my book for the sad but very realistic reason that this type of file sharing is rife. Thank you for showing interest, but electronic copies are safely locked away... Instead you have to buy the paperback either new from your local bookshop or second hand off of someone else. There are links to the (considerably cheap) Asian edition in my signature.
Charles Lyons (SCJP 1.4, April 2003; SCJP 5, Dec 2006; SCWCD 1.4b, April 2004)
Author of OCEJWCD Study Companion for Oracle Exam 1Z0-899 (ISBN 0955160340 / AmazonAmazon UK )
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