That really depends on what is meant by "reference book"... HFSJ is highly respected as an excellent beginners and cert. book, but has a layout which makes it harder to use as a reference. If it's actually a reference book you want, I guess I'd recommend my book (see signature)... but then I suppose I would really Of course, you could get both if in doubt!
For the book, HFSJ is considered as one the bests.
If you are unwilling to change, congrats you have met your future
Originally posted by santoshmanya:
passing SCWCD is not a big deal just, read Head First Sevlet & JSP once, practice 2 mock tests and you are ready for the real exam
I just studied for 3 days (Sat, Sun & Mon ) 16 hrs a day and took the exam today (Tue) and got 82%
Background: I only worked on Servlets and JSP but not JSTL or Custom Tags
Best Advice: Concentrate more on Servlets, JSP, Filters, Design Patterns Deployment Descriptor and Security.