Hi Friends, First thing first Thanks to all you in JAVARanch and JCHQ.net, for your help and support. And second thanks to my parents, sister, and GOD. I have cleared exam with 96%. I will put detail info. probably tomorrow. But here is the trailer. Jwiz is more closer to real exam then any other exam. Plus it's explainaition of questions is quite good. Don't skip their explainations. (Thanks William for your advise on this) No doubt Servlet/JSP specification are bible for this exam,but still they are not enough, plus they are quite brief. I found question on security related elemtns used in deployment descriptor a bit difficult. Remember the exact syntax of corr. tag elements. Question on design patterns were bit confusing, but one should remember key words of design patterns, then it helps to come out of that confusion. I found that to make your life easire while tackling tough or confusing question, use eliminiation technique, means, first find the definatey incorrect answers, and then give your best judgement to remaining ones. I literally wrote the entire deployment descriptor 3-4 times. 5-7 times I wrote tld specs. Use palindrome, or whatever is easy for you to remember sequence of elements in deployment decriptor. I used them a lot, like for filters it is ifddfi...., similar is for servlet. Tag element is nttb, which pronounce like entity be(ans). etc... on last one day, I found that it is very important to remember which methods are originally of servlet package and which are of servlet.http package.
I have read allmost all java patterns. Distribution of questions were over all like mentioned in other messages in prior threads. Like 4 questions on design pattern, etc... One more quick tips, for those who are giving exam in next day or two( because I am pledged to give you folks an entire movie for preparing this exam) , is that don't get nervous if you get tough questions in beginning, exam contains a lot of very easy questions too. Around 6-7 questinos were so easy, that you dont have to give it a second thoughts. Also read the API Specification of javax.servlet.jsp.tagext classes. I observed that allmost every tutorial,book information is not 100% correct, and thank GOD I read them on very last day. I have marked and prepared written notes for my reference, which I will put in word document and send it to you next week. Anyway it is not going to be something new, but it will be a collection of info. from all major notes, and tutorials, and mock exams.
great score ritesh ! I'm going to sit for my test in 10 days. I have used JWebPlus and Core Servlets and JSP to prepare for the exam. From reading the posts of those who have taken the exam there seem to be 4 areas which need extra attention when studying / preparing. 1)Design pattern analysis 2)HTTP Security 3)Syntax and sematics of Taglib 4)Listeners (interface belongs to / purpose) My question is what type of questions did you encounter on HTTP Security and Listeners ? thanks, -pp
Hi PP, On http security one question was related to identify sequence of elements in deployment descriptor In listeners, question was on identifying method signatures of particular listener. Hope this helps, Regards, Ritesh.