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Cleared SCWCD with 98%

Bala'J'i Rags
Greenhorn

Joined: Jul 29, 2008
Posts: 26
Hi All..

I am happy to share the news that i have cleared SCWCD .I would like to thank all ranchers for bringing up interesting question and sharing their understanding on the concepts..

here is what i did

Preparation time 35 days 3hours a day(week day) 6hours(weekend)
1.Read HFSJ book 3 times..
2.Read Frederic Esnault,Mikalai Zaikan,Marc Peabody notes..Special thanks to Mailaai,Marc and Frederic for such a winderful notes
3.Skimmed through the jsp2.0,jstl,servlet specs..
4.daily went through the java ranch forum though did not actively participate but was a silent listener..


Mock exams :
Took hte below exams
1.JDiscuss exam--Score consistently 75%
2.Marcus-90%,90%
3.HFSJ Mock-63%

My view to others who are taking the exam..(on what i did)

1.After reading each chapter in the HFSJ it would help if we go through the spec and then take the mock exam for the chapter(This helped me get additional info about the topic w.r.t specification)

2.Took notes on things that are hard to remember.

3.Once i read through the full book i went through additional note by Fedric,Marc,Mailakai.

4.Took mock exams and made a note of all the mistakes and the patterns wher i feel iam weak and put in more effort in understaning the concepts..


Finally to my opinion i felt Marcus Quiz was similar in propotion with the exam..taking them would give us a picture of where we stand ..

Vote of Thanks:

1.Firstly To the Authors of HFSJ for giving such a splendid book.i would call it a virtual class roomm even..was so interesting to read and understand the concepts..feel previlaged to read such books,,thanks authors..

2.To all the rancher in the forum ,for bringing up some interesting tricky question and their concepts behind it..Thanks guys..

3.TO Marc,Feric and Malakai and Jothi Shanker for a wonderful revision notes.

4.Rancher who share their score and tips on what they did to pass.It was really movtivating to see people score such good marks ..very inspiring

5,Last but not least thank to christophe .

Happy that i have understood the concept well more than my score..

Thanks all...

Bala'J'i

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SCJP 1.5,SCWCD 1.5
Bala'J'i
Sanchita Srivastava
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Joined: Jul 30, 2008
Posts: 51
Congrats !!!
wonderful score


SCJP 1.4<br />SCWCD 1.5 <br />searching for Job
Bobby Sharma
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Joined: Mar 18, 2008
Posts: 574
    
    1

Congrats brother


Back to Java , again.
vivek kumar jaiswal
Greenhorn

Joined: Jul 31, 2008
Posts: 24

!!!@@@Congrats@@@@!!!

It's Party time ..

Keep it up.

I have also done SCJP 5.0
Now I am preparing SCWCD 5.0 and I am studying Head First Book.
If you have any other good notes please send me on my email id: vivek.jaiswal@ymail.com
regards
Vivek
Christophe Verré
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Joined: Nov 24, 2005
Posts: 14687
    
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Congratulations


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Congrats and enjoy pro-actively applying what you learnt.


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Seetharaman Venkatasamy
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Joined: Jan 28, 2008
Posts: 5575

Congratulations
Amit Ghorpade
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Joined: Jun 06, 2007
Posts: 2716
    
    6

Its party time
Congrats


SCJP, SCWCD.
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Joe Harry
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Joined: Sep 26, 2006
Posts: 9345
    
    2

Congratulations!


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Sushil Jamsandekar
Greenhorn

Joined: Aug 11, 2008
Posts: 14
Congratulations !!!


SCJP 1.4
Preparing for SCWCD
Bala'J'i Rags
Greenhorn

Joined: Jul 29, 2008
Posts: 26
Thank you all ..yah i am parting hard..
kiran kumar reddy
Greenhorn

Joined: Jun 15, 2008
Posts: 4
Congratulations.


Keep it up


SCJP 5.0 with 83%<br />SCWCD 5.0 with 98%
Maneessh saxena
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Joined: Oct 03, 2006
Posts: 125
Great Score dude ... Congrats ..


SCJP 1.4, SCWCD 1.5
Atul Samnerkar
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Joined: Sep 20, 2003
Posts: 44
Congrats...
Prasad Pohnerkar
Greenhorn

Joined: Aug 12, 2008
Posts: 9
hi,congrats for your success !!
I need your opinion,i want to order book of HSFJ by kathy sierra and berts,through amazon.com
But it shows 2 books
1) Head First Servlets and JSP: Passing the Sun Certified Web Component Developer Exam (Brain-Friendly Guides) by Bryan Basham, Kathy Sierra, and Bert Bates

2) Head First Java, 2nd Edition by Kathy Sierra and Bert Bates (Paperback - Feb 9, 2005) - Illustrated

which one to buy?
Bobby Sharma
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Joined: Mar 18, 2008
Posts: 574
    
    1

the second edition is best book in the market.
Bala'J'i Rags
Greenhorn

Joined: Jul 29, 2008
Posts: 26
Hi Prasad,

Buy the 2nd editon of head first servlet and jsp book
Charles Lyons
Author
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Joined: Mar 27, 2003
Posts: 836
the second edition is best book in the market.
Perhaps you could write a comparison between the books to help future readers decide what to purchase, then post it on JavaRanch? From what you say you've clearly read all the books available so I'm sure your review would be widely appreciated.


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 / Amazon Amazon UK )
Cameron Wallace McKenzie
author and cow tipper
Saloon Keeper

Joined: Aug 26, 2006
Posts: 4968
    
    1

Congratulations! Great feedback!

-Cameron McKenzie
Raji Tanneeru
Greenhorn

Joined: Sep 03, 2008
Posts: 3
Congratulations on your great score. Which version of the exam did you take 1.5 or 1.4? I am planning to take SCWCD1.5.Is Mikalai Zaikin notes, other suggested note's and books in all the posts applicable to prepare for SCWCD1.5.


Thanks in advance,
Raji
Sudeepa Basu
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Joined: Jan 06, 2008
Posts: 62


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rajneesh saroj
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Joined: May 30, 2008
Posts: 37
hi friend

Please tell me can i take the same voucher for SCWCD 5.0 which i had taken for SCJP5.0???
Please help me out of this problem.
ID for SCJP5.0 is 310-055 & for SCWCD5.0 is 310-081.
that means i can use the same voucher for SCWCD5.0(310-XXX) which i had taken for SCJP5.0(310-XXX). because i have heared that same voucher is required for all 310-XXX series exam



RAJNEESH
[SCJP5.0]
[ September 04, 2008: Message edited by: rajneesh saroj ]
Bobby Sharma
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Posts: 574
    
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Originally posted by Charles Lyons:
Perhaps you could write a comparison between the books to help future readers decide what to purchase, then post it on JavaRanch? From what you say you've clearly read all the books available so I'm sure your review would be widely appreciated.


I recommended him the HFSJ SCWCD 5 because of the new set of mock exams
and fun way of reading.

That was my personal opinion Charles , sorry I made you angry.
I did not read the latest book of yours but sample chapters of old one.
I have no intension to degrade your book, friend ,I just said that casually.
I am sorry brother.

best regards,
omi
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Marc Peabody
pie sneak
Sheriff

Joined: Feb 05, 2003
Posts: 4727

Great job, Bala'J'i! Hard work pays off!


A good workman is known by his tools.
Bala'J'i Rags
Greenhorn

Joined: Jul 29, 2008
Posts: 26
Thanks all ...
Thanks Marc thank you very much you notes helped me a lot!
Thanks Cameron !!


Hi Raji,
I took SCWCD 1.5 (#310-083),all the note specified holds good for 1.5 version also..you have to read them after you have gone through all the objectives..

Hi Rajneesh,
I am not sure on this part probabaly if some one can help it would be great
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Prasad Pohnerkar
Greenhorn

Joined: Aug 12, 2008
Posts: 9
Really Thanks to everybody ,who have given their suggestions !!!
sudheer kiran
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Joined: Jun 26, 2008
Posts: 237

hi congratulations...

where could i find notes of
Read Frederic Esnault,
Mikalai Zaikan,
Marc Peabody notes.


Sudheer
SCWCD, SCJP 5
Amruth Puppala
Ranch Hand

Joined: Jul 14, 2008
Posts: 295
Hi rajneesh saroj
All vochers will be valid for all Sun Exams..
There is no different vocher for different exam.

You can write SCWCD with your vocher, Check with your nearest promatic center.

Hi sudheer kiran ,

You can get all short notes , mock exams, much more info about SCWCd @ http://faq.javaranch.com/java/ScwcdLinks
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