This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
Last friday I managed to succeed in passing OCEJWCD 6 exam with 96%.
For all of you learning for this exam I recommend:
-HF: JSP and Servlets 2nd edition - although it doesn`t cover Servlets 3.0 specification.
-JSR-000315 - JavaServlet Specification 3.0 - it was my first specification to read directly and I was amazed how clearly is it written
-for asynchronous servlets, which are hard to understand without proper examples I reccomend reading:
After it sit for an hour and write your own code. Async stops being 'magic' after writing and testing 2-3 example servlets.
It was very sad for me but you have to remeber servlet API. You HAVE TO remember methods and list of their arguments very well. I still dont get it why there are so many questions about such things - that you wont remember and won`t care one hour after going out of the exam center. But whatever you think about it be sure to be prepared for it.
I forgot to write about tests I did before going on exam. I divided whole process into 2 steps for better knowledge consolidation:
1) I red 'HF JSP and Servlets 2nd edition'
1.1)All tests from Enthuware exam pack for SCWCD 5
1.2)Mock test from the book
2) I red Servlet 3.0 specification
2.1)All tests from Enthuware exam pack for OCPJWCD 6
I know that a lot of questions in Enthuware test packs were the same, but by doing this I felt VERY comfortable when I started to read specification and I knew all details mentioned there.