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.
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? ).
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%..