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Failed SCWCD with 57%

Will Myers
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Joined: Aug 05, 2009
Posts: 370

Failed for the second time today with 57%, breakdown is:

Servlet Technology Model: 83%
Structure and Deployment of Web Applications 37%
Web Container Model: 85%
Session Management: 57%
Web Application Security: 33%
JSP Technology Model: 57%
Building JSPs using EL: 40%
Building JSPs using Standard Actions: 100%
Building JSPs using Tag Libraries: 50%
Building a custom Tag Library: 20%
J2EE Patterns 83%

am kicking myself about this but I think the problem is that i don't use any of thi stuff in my day to day work and never have plus I have a monster cold today! Now I just need to decide if I'm going to retake it again or get my life back....
Rohan kanade
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Joined: Oct 22, 2009
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dont be upset, atleast now you know which sections you need to study more about.

Give another shot at it and study for a week or two, and then try some mocks before taking the real exam.

Christophe Verré

Joined: Nov 24, 2005
Posts: 14688

Hi Will,

I hope your cold is getting better. Before getting your life back, can you tell us how you prepared for the exam. What kind of materials are you using, and how are you using them ? I'm sure we'll find ways to make you pass this exam.

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Will Myers
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Joined: Aug 05, 2009
Posts: 370

I have read the Charles Lyons book twice, the HFSJ book once and done 7 mock exams on Enthuware (passed 4 failed 3), what I didn't do was any coding which is probably my problem
Christophe Verré

Joined: Nov 24, 2005
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what I didn't do was any coding which is probably my problem

That may be one problem yes. It is easier to assimilate and understand by making samples. Apart from that, the Enthuware simulator should show you where your weaknesses are. Try to focus on them first, by referring to your books, and by making samples. Take your time when you do the mocks, and when you're finished, read and review all the explanations carefully. This requires some effort, but this will pay at the end.
Rajeev Rnair
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Joined: Mar 22, 2010
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Also please don't use any IDE's or ant scripts for development and deployment. Use only a text editor and an application server like Tomcat and do all the samples in HFS book. Wish you all the best next time and take this as a challenge!

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Joe Harry
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I'm sure that you wouldn't have used a Head First Servlets & JSP. Use it for the next time and everyone would be congratulating you rather than consoling.

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