Perhaps some of you saw my post last week. I took the SCWCD exam last Wednesday, but the printer was down, so I didn't know if I passed or not. Just got my score report from Prometric testing center. I passed with a 79%. Bit disappointed by my score, but I'll take it. A pass is a pass, right?
I took the SCBCD exam in the spring. I found the SCWCD exam to be much tougher mainly because there's more info covered by the SCWCD exam.
For SCWCD, the questions on Tag Handler classes were the most difficult for me. I have no experience with Tag Handlers and wished I'd studied that section more.
My prep? Read the wonderful HFSJ. What a fantastic book!!! Simply world class! In addition, I used the SCWCD Study Kit and read sections of the Servlet and JSP specs. I also used the JWebPlus mock exams, which helped me get used to the tricky way these questions can be worded.... BTW, the mock at the end of HFSJ is very difficult. If you score well on that, you're ready to take the real test!
None of the questions seemed more tricky than the final mock in HFSJ. Actually the mock in the HF book is probably more difficult than the real exam. For that reason, I think the HF mock is VERY good practice.
The hardest questions I had were on passing variables to/from JSP's to/from tag handler classes.