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Passed SCWCD

Jitendra Jha
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Joined: Jan 28, 2007
Posts: 91
Hello Ranchers
Today i cleared the SCWCD 1.5 exam with 81% marks
It may not sound great but considering that i prepared for 15 days only without any previous knowledge of Servlets and JSP, i think its a good effort
I must credit HFSJ(k&b&b) for this success.
I read the whole book once and solved each and every mock question,understanding why i got a particular answer wrong or why i got a particular answer right
What happens that sometimes we get some answers right but the logic which we apply is wrong,so it was a must do
on the last coffee cram exam i got 52%.
but i noticed that i was making mistakes in pattern,security
that was yesterday.I did both the topics in the night.

Now coming to the exam,the time was ample and i did not need to hurry
if you have understood the topic clearly,there is noway you can fail.
no cramming is required(apart from DD elements )

One more thing i would like to share is that,your success percentage is directly proportional to the time you spend on the Ranch....
It will certainly help you in clearing your concepts
Revision can be done by the notes of Fredrickshttp://esnault.frederic.free.fr/certification/scwcd_notes.pdf
you should certainly go through it
you can do patterns from http://faq.javaranch.com/java/PeabodyOnScwcdPatterns
infact these links were suggested by the ranchers here and were a great read....
Now i plan to take SCBCD as soon as possible
Best of luck to all those who are preparing



Jitendra
SCJP1.5
SCWCD1.5
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Vishal Chugh
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Joined: Oct 27, 2007
Posts: 177
Kool!!!

Congrates Dude!!! , just 15 days for prep and 81 , I would jst say WOW!!! ....

EnjoYYYY!!!
Jitendra Jha
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Joined: Jan 28, 2007
Posts: 91
Vishal Chugh wrote:Kool!!!

Congrates Dude!!! , just 15 days for prep and 81 , I would jst say WOW!!! ....

EnjoYYYY!!!


Consider though that each of those 15 days were like hell
i studied like a dog
10-15 hrs a day
it won't sound so cool then
rajneesh saroj
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Joined: May 30, 2008
Posts: 37
hi Jitendra Jha

Congratulations not only because you have cleared the exam but also you have cleared it in such a short time of prepration.I cannot that you had just prepared for 15 day and got such a nice score. Please Tell me how have you read the whole HFSJ book in just 15 days with any previous knowledge of servlets & JSPs.Please give me some suggestions about reading the book and mock exams.

Rajneesh
[SCJP 5.0]
Vishal Chugh
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Joined: Oct 27, 2007
Posts: 177
Yeah i can understand... I am preparing in breaks from so long time ... dont get time to read continously,,,, I can understand very welll , how much you would have burnt yourself ...... good work!!! , kool too ;)
Vishal Chugh
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Joined: Oct 27, 2007
Posts: 177
Yeah ... I am preparing in breaks from so long time ... dont get time to read continously,,,, I can understand very welll , how much you would have burnt yourself ...... good work!!! , kool too ;)
Bala Thiruppathy
Greenhorn

Joined: Oct 30, 2007
Posts: 7
Can you please let me know which book you have prepared to clear this exam.



Jitendra Jha wrote:Hello Ranchers
Today i cleared the SCWCD 1.5 exam with 81% marks
It may not sound great but considering that i prepared for 15 days only without any previous knowledge of Servlets and JSP, i think its a good effort
I must credit HFSJ(k&b&b) for this success.
I read the whole book once and solved each and every mock question,understanding why i got a particular answer wrong or why i got a particular answer right
What happens that sometimes we get some answers right but the logic which we apply is wrong,so it was a must do
on the last coffee cram exam i got 52%.
but i noticed that i was making mistakes in pattern,security
that was yesterday.I did both the topics in the night.

Now coming to the exam,the time was ample and i did not need to hurry
if you have understood the topic clearly,there is noway you can fail.
no cramming is required(apart from DD elements )

One more thing i would like to share is that,your success percentage is directly proportional to the time you spend on the Ranch....
It will certainly help you in clearing your concepts
Revision can be done by the notes of Fredrickshttp://esnault.frederic.free.fr/certification/scwcd_notes.pdf
you should certainly go through it
you can do patterns from http://faq.javaranch.com/java/PeabodyOnScwcdPatterns
infact these links were suggested by the ranchers here and were a great read....
Now i plan to take SCBCD as soon as possible
Best of luck to all those who are preparing


Jitendra Jha
Ranch Hand

Joined: Jan 28, 2007
Posts: 91
rajneesh saroj wrote:
Please give me some suggestions about reading the book and mock exams.
Rajneesh
[SCJP 5.0]


Thanks
For you i can only say that Consistency is the key with proper planning
one more thing,nothing in the book is useless,not even the comic strip.
They help you understand
I used to get up at 5am, revise what i learnt the previous day, make a target and then go for it
Do not look at the size of the book
around 200-250 pages are mocks,exercises(in other words fun stuff).Do not let Size matter to you.Achieve your target.Have proper sleep and voila!!! you got my recipe for a 15 days preparation......

Hope this helps....
As for mock exams,please take them very seriously,they are very near to the actual exams.....
I also took the mock from the 1st edition of the book....
That also cleared a couple of Doubts
Jitendra Jha
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Joined: Jan 28, 2007
Posts: 91
Bala Thiruppathy wrote:Can you please let me know which book you have prepared to clear this exam.


Bala i strongly recommend Head First Servlet and JSP by Kathy,Bert and Bryan
that according to me is THE best book that i have ever read and the only reason i passed.
Secondly i did not look at any other books(did not want to get deviated)

i would suggest you really give the book a look....
you would surely love it(Atleast i did)

Hope this helps
Remko Strating
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Joined: Dec 28, 2006
Posts: 893
Congrats ....



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Bala Thiruppathy
Greenhorn

Joined: Oct 30, 2007
Posts: 7
Thanks you, All the best for your next certifications.

Jitendra Jha wrote:
Bala Thiruppathy wrote:Can you please let me know which book you have prepared to clear this exam.


Bala i strongly recommend Head First Servlet and JSP by Kathy,Bert and Bryan
Christophe Verré
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Treimin Clark
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Congrats for your good score
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Congrats. Keep applying what you had learnt.


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rajneesh saroj
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Thanks for the helpful reply.
All The Best For Future.
Vishal Srivastav
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Joined: Nov 29, 2008
Posts: 46

Very very congrats for such an achievement in such short amount of time.
I have passed SCJP exam with a very low score of only 61 % of marks 2 days before today even after 1 month of hard work.
I do not want my SCWCD exam to also be like this. So please help me and give your valuable suggestions so that i can clear the exam with at least 80 to 85 %.

Thank you.

Regards,
Vishal Srivastava


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Jitendra Jha
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Joined: Jan 28, 2007
Posts: 91
Vishal Srivastav wrote:
I do not want my SCWCD exam to also be like this. So please help me and give your valuable suggestions so that i can clear the exam with at least 80 to 85 %.

Thank you.

Regards,
Vishal Srivastava


First of all,Congratulations on your SCJP

Do not bother much about your SCJP score because your certificate does not show your score....

I would like to suggest though that you look into the areas where you lost marks. and work on them..


now comming to SCWCD
read my posts above...
also ensure that you work with deadlines.Mentally decide a day by which you would give the exam.
also set target for each day...and try to achieve it...
Do not study in gaps.ensure regularity.What i mean to say is that make sure you stick to a routine.
Do not proceed to any new chapter unless you are pretty sure that you know the current one.
Remember the API,Tags,Patterns,Implicit Objects,Listeners...These topics(you would not know them now),are easiest to remember and you could expect atleast 15-20 question(Direct/Application) from these.Also remember that the general idea is that SCWCD is easier than SCJP....
but i do not agree....These tests are so different from each other that you cannot compare them.
SCJP tests your understanding of the concepts where WCD tests your ability to apply the concepts...
Therefore prepare accordingly
If you want to know anything else,please feel free to ask...
This is the correct place to clear all your doubts(if you have any left after Head First )
Best of Luck
mishug Goyal
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Joined: Aug 19, 2008
Posts: 56
Hi Jitendra, Congratulations.
No prior JSP, servlet knowledge and only 15 days for prepration and still you came up with a remarkable output ..... rocking....

Lastly thanks for sharing your experience with us.


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Joe Harry
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Good one. Congratulations!


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Shiaber Shaam
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Joined: Jun 16, 2006
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incredible ji !! congrats !!


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Prabhat Jha
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Joined: Aug 13, 2007
Posts: 58
Wow thats called great preparation and commitment.

Many Congrats


Thanks,
Prabhat
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