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Help on SCWCD please

 
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Hi, guys, Happy new year!
Sorry for reposting here. I am new member to javarancher. I just passed SCJP 1.4 with a bad score (80%). I am considering taking SCWCD. My JSP and Servlet knowledge mainly comes from coursework. I am using JSP (Struts) in daily work, but my industry experience is almost a blank sheet. How long do I need to prepare for the exam if I expect an 85% grade? 2 months (not full time studying) enough?
Any opinion or suggestion will be deeply appreciated.
Thanks!
Victor
 
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Hi Victor,
I think most of your colleagues dare to take the SCWCD with less experience . Do not hesitate to try.
Some steps to start:
1. Buy a good book for the certification - for example "SCWCD Exam Study Kit" ISBN 1-930110-59-6.
2. Do try lots of exercises, while following a book or a course. Prefer to try more than to memorize.
3. Struts experience will help you a lot (just be careful - Struts hide a lot in its tags, and you need to know what...)
4. Keep always an eye on the Servlet and the JSP specs - they are the main reference, and - believe me - they are not boring to read
5. Follow the Java ranch SCWCD thread...
I wish you a good luck !
~Nasko
 
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Nasko, thanks a lot!
 
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Originally posted by Victor Seal:
Hi, guys, Happy new year!
Sorry for reposting here. I am new member to javarancher. I just passed SCJP 1.4 with a bad score (80%). I am considering taking SCWCD. My JSP and Servlet knowledge mainly comes from coursework. I am using JSP (Struts) in daily work, but my industry experience is almost a blank sheet. How long do I need to prepare for the exam if I expect an 85% grade? 2 months (not full time studying) enough?
Any opinion or suggestion will be deeply appreciated.
Thanks!
Victor


- SCWCD Study Kit by Hanumanth and Jignesh is a good book for the current certification. http://www.jdiscuss.com
is also a good site for SCWCD. If you are lucky, you can even win a free JWebPlus exam mock software, which is excellent.
The exam in general is easy than SCJP and takes less time for preparation.
2 months is more than enough if you are already familiar with Servlets/JSPs to get a good score. But the exam is going to be updated soon. Beta exam is being released this month....So its your choice to take wait for the beta exam or go for the current exam...
 
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Hi Vish,

Originally posted by Vish Kumar:
.....But the exam is going to be updated soon. Beta exam is being released this month....So its your choice to take wait for the beta exam or go for the current exam...


mind giving more info/link about the proposed changes in SCWD, Please
Rafay.
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