I passed OCEJWCD exam on 18-Aug and will like to share my experience and tips for future aspirants .
Preparation : HFSJ second edition and Servlet Spec 3.0 was the best material available. For mocks just used Enthuware simulator and Piotr mock exam . Passing this exam wont be easy without HFSJ second edition .This book made some typical concepts, easy to grasp . Content in Specs are dead straight and was a problem for me initially but after giving mocks I was comfortable . I read the HFSJ thrice and gave a final peek on my way to examination center . Final revision was very important and saved me few questions in real exam .
My Enthuware's average score was 78% and final mock exam results was 76% . I was really scared after my final mock result as I scored even below the avg. score is 78% ,but I am glad I took a bold decision and registered for the exam. I learnt a lot from the questions I got incorrect as I saw some similar questions in real exam only the difference was this time I got them correct .
Exam day : I reached venue 1 hour earlier than scheduled time . I used that extra time to have last minute peek , an old habit . Exam was much difficult than expected . I started with a basic strategy of "cherry picking" and marked (which were around 12 ) the one's I wasn't sure. Now , I have a whole hour to revise and concentrate on marked questions . I finished my exam with 1 minute to spare and giving this exam so much time was worth it .
Tips : Buy HFSJ 2nd Edition, download Servlet Spec 3.0 . Enthuware is good option for mocks. Piotr mock is really good and free !!! Don't waste your money on dumps . Code to learn the basics , even coding on eclipse is better than no coding . Don't go for exam if you are consistently scoring less than 70% in Enthuware . EL is very imp prepare it well . Questions based on coding were comparatively easier than fact based questions .
In the end, I would like to thank Kathy Sierra , Berta Bates and Enthuware to make this certification an excellent learning experience.
Mphatheleni Ernest Matidze wrote:Good score man, Is there any other free mock exams you know out there, the problem is i don't have a credit card which makes it impossible for me to purchase Enthuware Package?...
Thanks man, really appreciate it. Free mocks, one you get with HFSJ , Piotr and one in this forum but that is not enough to be confident . Once you start preparing you will notice their is not much material for this certification hence I would suggest, go for standard stuff. Also ,you will need a credit card in exam registration , so their is no escaping . Buy it early and make the most of it .
Best of luck with your preparation .
I have just passed OCPJP7 and would like to do a certification in the Java EE. I have worked in SE but not in EE. So, I was wondering if anybody could help me decide between
1Z0-858: Java EE 5 Web Component Developer Certified Professional VS 1Z0-899: Java EE 6 Web Component Developer Certified Expert.
1) Apart from the obvious difference, which is version 5 vs version 6, looking at the contents, people who are from EE background, could someone please differentiate the two as I am not from EE area?
2) Oracle says "The Oracle Certified Expert certification program grants credentials that recognize competency in specific technologies, architectures or domains not currently covered in the path-based Oracle Certifications." Given that both the certificates pertain to the same area of WCD, there must be a reason why Oracle decided to add another certificate called OCE rather than just upgrading OCP option to version 6. Maybe the contents/aim are different?
Yes, I am inclined towards OCE v6 as well. After you reply, it makes more sense now. Thanks very much for the quick response.
Two things that I don't understand is :-
1) Why has Oracle started OCEWCD6 but not upgraded OCPWCD to 6?
2) EE 5 was released in 2006 and EE 7 was released more than year ago. Still OCPWCD is stuck at EE 5, from 8 years ago?
Oracle, if they want to have more people using EE stack, probably, should look at upgrading their certification to newer version, esp. given people have a lot to complain about the older EE versions as compared to the newer ones.