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Janki Shah
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Hi everyone,

I passed ocpjp with 73% and now i want to go for ocpjwcd. How much time I will need for the preparations? I do not have any experience in java or even in web technologies.
Anayonkar Shivalkar
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Janki Shah wrote:Hi everyone,

I passed ocpjp with 73% and now i want to go for ocpjwcd. How much time I will need for the preparations? I do not have any experience in java or even in web technologies.

Firstly, Congratulations!
Regarding preparation time - it matters from person to person. If you are doing SCWCD preparation for full time, then it will take less time, however, if you are learning Servlet/JSP from the basics, then it will take a little more time.

As you've mentioned, you are not aware of any web technologies, in which case, I would suggest to learn those technologies first, and then go for certification specific study. I guess a regular study of 4-6 months should be more than sufficient. But again, it all depends on how much time you can devote for this, and how quickly you can pick up the things - however, do not rush for the certification unless you are comfortable with the technologies itself.

I hope this helps.

All the best!


Regards,
Anayonkar Shivalkar (SCJP, SCWCD, OCMJD, OCEEJBD)
Thakur Sachin Singh
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Janki Shah
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Thank you Anayonkar for your reply.
What technologies do you suggest to study first?
Anayonkar Shivalkar wrote:
Janki Shah wrote:Hi everyone,

I passed ocpjp with 73% and now i want to go for ocpjwcd. How much time I will need for the preparations? I do not have any experience in java or even in web technologies.

Firstly, Congratulations!
Regarding preparation time - it matters from person to person. If you are doing SCWCD preparation for full time, then it will take less time, however, if you are learning Servlet/JSP from the basics, then it will take a little more time.

As you've mentioned, you are not aware of any web technologies, in which case, I would suggest to learn those technologies first, and then go for certification specific study. I guess a regular study of 4-6 months should be more than sufficient. But again, it all depends on how much time you can devote for this, and how quickly you can pick up the things - however, do not rush for the certification unless you are comfortable with the technologies itself.

I hope this helps.

All the best!
Anayonkar Shivalkar
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Well, Head First book is enough for both - learning the basics of Servlet/JSP and preparing for the exam.

Just go through the book for a couple of times - don't be afraid of the big size, the book contains lot of pictures and images, so it doesn't take way too much time to read

Once you are comfortable with the content, try to do some hands on. After which, you can go for exam specific things (e.g. exercises in the book, mock exams etc.)

I hope this helps.
Janki Shah
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Thank you so much for your explanation. It helps a lot.
Anayonkar Shivalkar
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You are welcome.
Janki Shah
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Sorry one more question.

Head First Servlets and JSPs book is on JEE 5 while the exam is on JEE 6. Is the new book coming soon on JEE 6? Or I should buy JEE 5?
Anayonkar Shivalkar
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I'm not sure about how big is the difference in SCWCD across the versions. Perhaps you can find few posts regarding this in certification result forum (the folks who have recently cleared SCWCD).

Apart from that, I would suggest to get current version of the book, as I'm not sure when the new version will be coming out (since JEE 5 version of the book is going around for a long time, you can find a second hand book at cheap price).
Janki Shah
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Sure I ll ask who have recently passed ocpjwcd 6. Thank you once again.
 
 
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