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Is SCWCD easier?

 
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Hi!
In SCWCD book by Hanumant Desmukh, it is said that SCWCD exam is easier than SCJP exam. Can anybody confirm this?
 
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I thought it was easier. But, I had considerable experience in PERL/CGI before I started. I used Mughal and Rasmussen's book for SCJP which taught me a lot more than I would have learned from RHE. So I studied too much for the simple goal of being SCJP.

SCWCD probably represents the minimum a person should know to work on the presentation tier. I don't know what the new test is going to cover, but I suspect it will strengthen a weak certificate.
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Hi Yosi,
Personally, I agree with Mr. Desmukh that SCWCD 1.3 is easier than SCJP. Since SCJP focuses on basic Java knowledge, where programmer may usually miss or ignore. For example, when you write your programs, you may never care about how JVM performs GC, how inheritance works, etc. We just know how to make the things being compiled without understanding why it cannot compile.
So, when we study SCJP, we may feel that, in fact, some of the concepts we have never had!!!
On the other hand, SCWCD 1.3 focuses on how to use JSPs/Servlets APIs (including their syntax and the exact method names) to develop Web Applications. This makes our life easier, as the questions are more practical.
However, the statement is not true for SCWCD 1.4 (coming in April). The beta exam no longer asks questions solely on API stuffs, it needs us to think more, it contains more case-based questions!
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Originally posted by Nicholas Cheung:
However, the statement is not true for SCWCD 1.4 (coming in April). The beta exam no longer asks questions solely on API stuffs, it needs us to think more, it contains more case-based questions!


That's why v1.4 will be tougher than v1.3 for sure....
 
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(old) SCWCD might be a little bit easier than SCJP, but it's not a LOT easier, IMHO. It's still a moderately challenging test... Me personally, I got the exact same score on SCWCD as I did on SCJP, FWIW.
 
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I'd characterize the new SCWCD as fairer than the SCJP 1.4, not as tricky - but still difficult and very broadbased, i.e. it covers a broad range of topics very evenly. And yes, it is MUCH tougher than SCWCD 1.3.
 
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