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monkey off my back. SCWCD 89%

 
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Yeap! I finally got that monkey off my back. I got a 89% on SCWCD exam today.
The exam was not that difficult. There were few questions kind of tricky. Prepare tips:
1. Get SCWCD study kit from Manning publishing.
2. Use JWebPlus to do all your mock exam testing. Once you start getting 80% above, you are ready for the real thing. The real exam was very close to the JWebPlus mock exams.
3. Do NOT buy Java 2 Web Developer Certification Study Guide by Natalie Levi, Philip heler. That book has too many mistakes and too confusing. Trust me, i wasted $40 on it.
4. Write as many sample Custom tag code as you can. There were lots of Custom tags question on the exam.
5. Study the Servlet and JSP API.
Thank you JavaRanch for all of you guys support and dedication making this a ultimate site to learn.
Future plans, not sure i should go for SCJD or SCEA. Any suggestion from you guys? Which one is worth more now in job market? And which one is easier to hack?
Thanks again.
-JM
 
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Congratulations Joe...
Personally, I think the Architect exam is more marketable because of the nature of the exam (3 parts including an assignment) as well as the content of the exam (EJB, UML, JNDI, etc.).
 
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congratulations Joe !!
I passed my SCJP exam yesterday , and am now looking towards going for the SCWCD :roll:
Since you have done so well , thought you might be the right person to ask for suggestions.
Can you please give me a few tips as to what i should get started with , in order to achieve what you have achieved ??
Appreciate any help , thanks !
 
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Hi Joe,
Congratulations on passing your exam!
I was wondering how much experience you have
in Servlets and JSP's and how long did you
take to prepare for the exam?
Regards
Fred
 
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Congrats Joe
Good Score!!
 
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Congratulations, Joe! Is it worth paying for the book as well as jwebplus? I believe the book already comes with a scaled down version of jwebplus.
 
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Congratulations!! Welcome to the fantastic SCWCD family!!
 
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Thanks guys!
Ricardo Cortes,
I heard the Architect Exam is the most difficult one out of the 4 cets. It cost $550 to get certify. I wonder how long usualy takes to get SCEA now days with my skill sets. SCJD seems to be easier but less marketable.
I'm currently jobless. So i'll do whatever it takes to get a job i guess.
nupur dhawan,
It really depends on your jsp/servlet skill set. If you don't have any knowledge of it then you start off reading More Servlets and JavaServer pages by Marty Hall. This book is good introduction for learning latest and greatest JSP/Servlet. If you have some JSP/Servlet knowledge, grab SCWCD study kit from Manning publishing. Just practice with JWebPlus comes with the study kit.
Fred Barnes,
I have about 6 months of JSP/Servlet experience. I didn't know Listener, Custom Tags, and Design patterns. So it took me about an month and half. 3 hours a day. I sort of overkill on studying for the test. I thought the test was alot more difficult then anything. May be because i only got a 67% on my SCJP2 exam.
Tracy Woo,
I didn't buy the book. I bought JWebPlus and it came with a PDF file of the book. It was an excellent deal for that price. The PDF file is exactly same as the book only that the PDF file can't be printable.

-JM
 
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Congratulation.
I am new to SCWCD.
Would you mind tell me where to buy SCWCD study kit from Manning publishing because i didn't find the book from the bookpool.

Thanks in advance.
Maria
 
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Good job Joe
 
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Congratulations, Joe and your monkey
Moving to "Results" forum...
 
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