Although I haven't post anything yet, I have been around for quite a while. Needless to say, Javaranch is a good site. Like many people have said it over and over again.
I studied SCWCD and SCBCD for about 5 months and got good scores with them. Initially I only want to pass because I know those ceritificates are not as useful as real experience.
Here is my detailed experience:
SCWCD: about 3 months and scored 89%. I had plenty of experience already but still don't know a lots of thing.
1. used Hand First Servlet and JSP mainly (read more than 4 times) 2. www.j2eecertificate.com (more than 2 times) 3. www.jdiscuss.com (more than 2 times) 4. Mikalai Zaikin' note (one time, it is good, still)
SCBCD: about 2 months and scored 91%. I only have learning experience before. SCBCD is easier than SCWCD.
I almost didn't use any other materials except above. These are far more enough if you really study these materials carefull.
I genarally only spent one or two hours a day, but almost every day.
Also I skipped those questions/materials which I think they are hard to understand. You don't need those if all you want is to pass and get a good score. Of course you may need them if you really want to learn.
One important thing for those who worry if they can pass. I should say everyone should pass if you really want to and spend your time to it. I also wonder how difficult those certificates are. Now I have gained a lot of confidence by taking them. This maybe even more important than exams themselves.
Are you the same Ming who troubled Flash Gordon!!!
You made it, Congratulations
Have A Nice Day !!!
posted 14 years ago
Now I have been thinking what to do next for many days. I am kind of busy person without achieving too much, in other words, an busy but ineffient one. So what is next? still thinking.
Most likely I will go to another certificate, although I kind of wonder how useful they are. We already have plenty of dicussions about this so I will stop here. But it is better than wasting time, right?
Also I am thinking what to do with my two Head First books. It is a pity to let them just sit there to gather dust. Is there a good way to use it, like a book pool or something? or sell it to a good person.
I want to donate them to the local library but they are not interested to accept computer books. Too much changes in computer science.
posted 14 years ago
you may list your books and sell them on the amazon.com