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passed SCWCD: 94%

 
boyet silverio
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how did i do it?
while reviewing, i gradually built a web app, implementing the concepts i came to understand along the way using the sun exam objectives. Well it got sort of bloated with the many features/variations added in the process (e.g. listeners). But at least i got to see the concepts in motion, and it also helped 'etch' in my brains things that might otherwise need to be memorized (i do not really have good memorizing skills, so the coding and running helped).
For reading, i used j2ee api, avaliable notes and information in javaranch, read posts and only looked at jsp/servlet specs when linked is specified in the posts, joined in its discussions. And the important thing of all, getting daily 'fix' of the free mock exams. I rotated through the free mock exams one by one, understanding the questions, where i was correct and was wrong, and also thinking about related questions from the answer options.
So thank you javaranch, the posters, those who volunteered the notes, those offering free mock exams including Chawla, who could have probably had a score same as mine or higher...
as has been said by many ranchers, it is the process of reviewing for the exam which is really fulfilling rather than the exam itself, tho the cert may help and of course as one notable said, the "certified ego massage"....
 
Enrico Mannarino
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Congrats, boyet!
Good approach writing code for listerners, to what's going on, which ones you have to declare in the web.xml etc.
/Enrico
 
Sridhar Srikanthan
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Boyet,
Thats a great job
I do agree when you say that
"preparing for the certification is more fun than the actual exam "
Sri
 
Ajith Kallambella
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Congratulations and good luck with your future endeavours!
 
Ruff Young
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Congratulations!
 
Christian Dadulla
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Hi Boyet,
Congrats! Im on the process of reviewing for SCWCD, I got Manning book, and just finished "Developing Secure Web Applications" chapter..
could you provide tips/hints on getting high score in the exam?..
Thanks!
 
boyet silverio
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as i said, read thru the free mock exams (Anand Chawla, WithMilk, Javaranch, jDiscuss, etc...). Try to reformulate each of the questions in another way to make sure you understand them. Also the answer options, think of possible questions for those. And code. Concepts are better understood and 'carved' in the mind (for me) when these are seen running amid other concepts in an app. The key is remembering. The three questions I missed, were not really tricky questions. Just forgotten certain things that were needed (sorry, they were so simple that if I be more specific, might breach sun agreement!). I just laugh at these. Anyway, thanks and best wishes also in you exams. And also thanks again to everyone in ranch.
[ February 20, 2003: Message edited by: boyet silverio ]
 
Raghu Rama Sarma
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Congrats on scoring good percentage..
 
Christian Dadulla
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Ok, thanks!
 
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