• Post Reply
  • Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic

Passed SCWCD (310-083) 78%

 
Dionne Condor-Farrell
Greenhorn
Posts: 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Finally sat SCWCD exam on Tues 30th November 2010 and passed 78%. Wanted a higher mark, but its a pass so I shouldn't complain.

How I prepared:
  • Attended the Web Component Development with Servlets & JSPs, Java EE 6 course November 2009. This was ok, but didn't cover a lot of the objectives on the exam. I realised that they suggest you attend Developing Applications for the Java 6 EE Platform (FJ-310-EE6) first. :-(. My company would only pay for one course.


  • Exam was booked for 16th Dec 2009. :-|

  • Used Java Ranch mock exam to get use to the type of questions. Realised that I really needed to study the bits that weren't covered on the course (mainly Security, Filters and Custom Tags).


  • Read a few chapters of the Java EE 5 Tutorial guide avaibale on Sun website (now Oracle), and Head First Serlets and JSPs book. Used Sun ePractice exam. Got around 83% on mock tests, but didn't feel confident enough to go for exam so postponed till a later date.


  • ...Took a very long break away from studying....and kept rescheduling the exam date. Lol. (Well the voucher was valid for 1 year).

    Finally Restarted studying for exam in 25th October 2010 and rescheduled exam for end November (Voucher runs out soon. Lol):

  • Started using Java Ranch Mock exam to see what I could still remember. Made a list of the categories I needed work on.


  • Read certain chapters of Head First book again and also some chapters of the Java EE 5 Tutorial guide avaibale on Sun website (now Oracle).


  • Used javaprepare.com, javacertificate.net


  • Read more Head first chapters and Final Mock exam at the back of book


  • Found Marcus Green's examulator.com and did every objective test.


  • Read a Study Guide document from Java ranch


  • Signed up for Whizlabs trial test (15 questions)Did a final summary test on examulator.com.



  • Went for exam on Tues 30th November 2010. It was very hard to concentrate for 2.5 hours. Found the exam hard. But I passed :-).


    Thanks JavaRanch for all the resources.

    My advice to people going for this exam: Read the Head First book from cover to cover twice, do mock tests, then go back and read certain chapters you need more time with. I should have done this to get a higher mark.


    Future Plans

    Next I plan to study for Java Enterprise Edition 5 Web Services Developer Certified Professional Exam, as we use web services at my company. Hopefully it won't take me so long this time.

    May be Oracle Certified Professional, Java ME 1 Mobile Application Developer too as these area seems interesting, but we don't use any of this at my company so will be for personal skills development.

    Then hopefully study for Oracle Certified Master, Java EE 5 Enterprise Architect in a few years.

    Good luck everyone :-)
     
    Mohamed Sanaulla
    Saloon Keeper
    Posts: 3159
    33
    Google App Engine Java Ruby
    • Mark post as helpful
    • send pies
    • Quote
    • Report post to moderator
    Congratulations All the best for your other certifications.
     
    Abimaran Kugathasan
    Ranch Hand
    Posts: 2066
    Clojure IntelliJ IDE Linux
    • Mark post as helpful
    • send pies
    • Quote
    • Report post to moderator
    Congrats!
     
    Paul Anilprem
    Enthuware Software Support
    Ranch Hand
    Posts: 3752
    10
    • Mark post as helpful
    • send pies
    • Quote
    • Report post to moderator
    Congratulations! Thanks for the detailed info.
     
    arulk pillai
    Author
    Ranch Hand
    Posts: 3387
    • Mark post as helpful
    • send pies
    • Quote
    • Report post to moderator
    Congrats and keep up the good work
     
    Rafal Wasielewski
    Ranch Hand
    Posts: 372
    • Mark post as helpful
    • send pies
    • Quote
    • Report post to moderator
    Congratulations
     
    Gaurav Sagar
    Ranch Hand
    Posts: 97
    Java MySQL Database
    • Mark post as helpful
    • send pies
    • Quote
    • Report post to moderator
    congrats
     
    Diana Sule
    Greenhorn
    Posts: 21
    • Mark post as helpful
    • send pies
    • Quote
    • Report post to moderator
    Congrats
     
    Matthew Raw
    Ranch Hand
    Posts: 76
    IntelliJ IDE Java Spring
    • Mark post as helpful
    • send pies
    • Quote
    • Report post to moderator
    Congratulations
     
    Seetharaman Venkatasamy
    Ranch Hand
    Posts: 5575
    Eclipse IDE Java Windows XP
    • Mark post as helpful
    • send pies
    • Quote
    • Report post to moderator
    Congratulations !
     
    Muhammad Khojaye
    Ranch Hand
    Posts: 449
    IntelliJ IDE Java Scala
    • Mark post as helpful
    • send pies
    • Quote
    • Report post to moderator
    Congrats
     
    • Post Reply
    • Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
    • New Topic