I passed SCWCD a while ago. This problem has always brothered me till today -- I was unable to do the "drag-and-drop" question. Fortunately, I got only one of this type of question. What I did was: I moved the mouse over to the item which I wanted to pick up. I pressed down on the mouse, then move the mouse while keeping the mouse in the "press down" position. I released the mouse at the destination where I wanted the item to be dropped. Sympton: The item was picked up and moved along with the mouse. When I released the mouse at the destination, the item did not get dropped at where I wanted it to be. Instead, the item went back to the original place. Would you provide your diagnostic comment on what I did wrong? Thanks.
Congrats JeiPei for being n SCWCD... Well i don understand why u r facing the problem... Also waiting for how much did u score, how did u prepare for the exam and some tips from u..... ...as i m also appearing within a few days.
Gang, I passed the exam today with 86%. I started from ground zero about 5 months ago for the exam. So my resources include 1) O'Reilly's JavaServlet Programming - 2nd Edition 2) Wrox - Professional Java Server Programming J2EE 1.3 Edition(VERY GOOD!) 3) Ken's guide from Java Ranch (EXCELLENT for last minute) 4) Servlet 2.3 specs ( I didn't have time to read JSP 1.2 specs). In my honest opinion, reading 2) and 3) above is just about enough for anyone to pass the exam. But if you are looking for a good score, all 4 are necessary. 1) gives a good foundation on Servlets in case you don't have one. One stupid question that came in the exam was "What is the element name used in the TLD to name a tag?". And there was a text box to type the answer. Till the last minute, I keep fluctuating between <tag-name> and <name>. Finally I wrote <name> and it turned out to be the right answer. I think it is a really stupid question as it focusses on "memory test" rather than understanding concepts. And to think they themselves modified so many element names in 1.2 like making <tagclass> into <tag-class>, <bodycontent> into <body- content>, etc. Can anyone tell me how remembering tag names that fluctuate from version to version proves that one is a very good web component developer?? Another frustrating but interesting question was the life cycle of a JSP page. On the left were 7 draggable boxes and on the right were 7 drop targets named step1, step2, step3,...step7. To answer the question, you drag a box from the left and drop it on the correct box on the right. MY DRAG AND DROP JUST WOULDN'T WORK!! I knew the correct answer sequence but the moment I dropped something it would just refuse to be dropped and bounce back to its original position. I found that very frustrating. Then finally, I used precision dropping..that is, align the boxes VERY PRECISELY and then drop it when the drag icon changed to a drop icon. That worked. Phew! Overall, the test was very interesting and focussed on specifics. I found more questions on JSP than on servlets or maybe that's my feeling. Questions on design patterns were very simple and straight- forward. My next focus is, of course, to complete the Enterprise Architect certification but that will be after 6 months. I personally don't think getting lots of certification without relevant work experience achieves anything. In fact, there are times when it could go against you. I will stick around for some more time in case anyone needs help. Best, Sandy