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Passed OCPWCD 5 with 89%.

Abhijit Ghatnekar
Greenhorn

Joined: Nov 10, 2007
Posts: 19
Hey All,

I passed the OCPWCD 5 exam a day before yesterday with 89% marks. This is the fifth certification I added to my resume (SCJP 1.4/1.5, Zend Certified Engineer for PHP 5, OCPWCD 5, MySQL 5 Certified Associate and a Python certificate exam that's offered by Oreilly)

To be frank, 89% is quite a decent score I think since I'm not from the Java realm and I haven't worked with ANY of the Java technologies since late 2007.
Here are a few tips that I recommend to prospective candidates.

1) I studied two books diligently - the Head First Servlets and JSP and a book (I do not remember it's title ) by David Bridgewater.
2) I did have a problem in memorizing the APIs (and mind you if you to pass this exam, you SHOULD memorize the APIs) so I had sketched out a large class diagram of the APIs on a chart and framed it in my study room and used to go through it early in the morning and late at night before bed.
3) I programmed like HELL. Rote Learning is not important, you should understand. I recommend to not go for J2EE IDEs (Eclipse) while doing sample assignments. I used Notepad++. Do write code as much as you can.
4) Chalk out a strategy plan and abide by it. Plan your study schedule.
5) Lastly, stick to the Head First Servlets and JSP book, this is your bible for the exam.


Good luck ranchers with the exam.


Regards,
Abhijit.
Anayonkar Shivalkar
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Joined: Dec 08, 2010
Posts: 1507
    
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Hi Abhijit Ghatnekar,

Congratulations!


Regards,
Anayonkar Shivalkar (SCJP, SCWCD, OCMJD, OCEEJBD)
Nam Ha Minh
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Joined: Oct 31, 2011
Posts: 498

Congrats man!
And thanks for sharing your tips


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Durgesh Vaishnav
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Joined: Oct 06, 2006
Posts: 16

Congratulations for great success.


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