This week's book giveaway is in the OCPJP forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA/OCP Java SE 7 Programmer I & II Study Guide and have Kathy Sierra & Bert Bates on-line! See this thread for details.
I passed SCWCD yesterday!
Since JavaRanch was one of my main resources for getting answers while coding (not directly because all my doubts already were posted), I would like to share my happiness with you all.
For the exam I read all the Manning SCWCD Exam Study Kit (its errata is big), wrote code samples for unknown topics, mock exams from partners, and read some chapters from Head First Servlets and JSP. This last one is soo good, but I had not enought time to read it entirely.
[100%] The Servlet Technology Model
[100%] The Structure and Deployment of Web Applications
[100%] The Web Container Model
[100%] Session Management
[100%] Web Application Security
[100%] The JavaServer Pages (JSP) Technology Model
[80%] Building JSP Pages Using the Expression Language (EL)
[100%] Building JSP Pages Using Standard Actions
[87%] Building JSP Pages Using Tag Libraries
[100%] Building a Custom Tag Library
[83%] Java EE Patterns