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passed SCWCD 1.4 with 89%

 
Kaarthik Sivashanmugam
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Hi all,
This info might be encouraging for the ppl who want to take SCWCD 1.4..so here are the details:

When I was 50% done with SCWCD Exam Study Kit, the book Head First Servlets and JSP was released and (like any other fan of "Head First" series) I decided to buy the book and go for SCWCD 1.4 instead of SCWCD 1.3. I completed reading the new book in 3 weeks. I didnt use any other book or study materials or practice tests and I took the exam today. The exam was not very difficult. A couple of questions were confusing and I had to pick up the best possible answer. I might have lost some points here. Though I was disappointed by the fact that I could not maintain my track record of 90%+ score in the Sun certification exams, I was glad that it did not get worse.

My general comments is that the book Head First Servlets and JSP is sufficient to pass the exam with the good score.

Good Luck !

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Kaarthik
[ October 12, 2004: Message edited by: Kaarthik Sivashanmugam ]
 
ming wu
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Congrat!
I ordered my HF book.
 
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Congrats Kaarthik!

Having worked on many of the Sun certification exams, my opinion is that the SCWCD is probably one of the two hardest. 89% is a GREAT score!

I'd be interested in knowing how you did on the final mock exam in the book?

Thanks, and again, congrats!

- Bert
 
Venu Reddy
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Kaarthik, congrats!
Bert, which is the hardest?!


Originally posted by Bert Bates:
Congrats Kaarthik!

Having worked on many of the Sun certification exams, my opinion is that the SCWCD is probably one of the two hardest. 89% is a GREAT score!

I'd be interested in knowing how you did on the final mock exam in the book?

Thanks, and again, congrats!

- Bert
 
Kaarthik Sivashanmugam
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Thanks, Ming, Bert and Venu !

Bert, I took the final mock exam the day before the actual exam. I didnt get a good score. It was 49/69 (71%). However, I was sure that I was going to get a much better score in the actual exam. The reason is that for most of the questions that I answered wrong, my answers were proper subsets of the actual correct answers. If only I had the clue on number of correct answers, I would have been more careful while answering and would have scored a little more. As you all know, the actual exam has a hint on the number of correct answers for each question and thats why I could score better. Apart from the hints, difficulty-wise, the mock exam was similar to that of the actual exam.

Thanks for writing such a wonderful book, Bert (and Bryan and Kathy). I am looking forward for your next book (on Design Patterns? ).
 
Sandya Bhaskara
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congrats kartik....i agree with u..the level of difficulty i almost the same as that of mock(in fact i found some questions harder than mock)..even i scored very less in mock(48/69) bcoz it didn't have a clue about num of correct answers...and today in the real exam i got 88%..
 
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