Hi All, Exam was a bit tough.I just used HEAD FIRST book for preparation.But i m sorry to say.HEAD FIRST is not enough.I revised it 3 times and i learnt everything what is in the book.But even then i could not score well.
Anyways,Thanks to all javaranchers for your keen support and guidence.
Bert, book is too good as i always say about HEAD FIRST books and its becoz of your book i c'd take EXAM in just 5 days.
I like to say one thing. i read HFEJB for SCBCD,did 5 readings and While taking SCBCD exam,there was no question where i found myself clueless.I got 2 ques wrong in EJB-ql section n it c'd be due lack of practice.
But,while taking SCWCD,in many of questions i found myself clueless. I dnt remember all things what i c'd not answer.few were like. 1)JSTL like <c:link <c:invoke <c ut 2)Custom tag questions what i found untouched in book 3) Dynammic attributes and some dynamic interface(this i saw in EXAM) 4) remote methods like getRemoteHost...etc.(ofcourse you mentioned getRemotePort(),getServerPort(),getLocalPort()) 5) there was a question : Desc: In session a list is added with name "Books" and list is collection of book objects.access books list using <jsp:UseBean id scope class > i m not sure,how list can be accessed using <jsp:UseBean because i read in the book that it's used for JavaBeans.But i answered.
.....etc.(what i missed to remember)
Of course,in the book i saw these tag names.But no good desc and i appreciate,you written in book "we are not covering all the JSTL and giving you a good excuse to refer Specs"
and i also commit,i did not refer specs due to time constraints.So,I relied on the book, as i had impression with HFEJB.
MY CONCERN : everyone like clear goals,like for me If i read this book 3-4 time completely i 'll get passing and 90% marks.I m sure,No one like refering many documents. So here book lacks,it can help in just getting passed(as you mentioned on front page).But not getting 90% or plus.
ISSUE: Of course, your book is much better than other avaliable books. but still people go for Manning n other books.Why ?...you know the answer.
AS HFEJB is too good and i refer everyone the same book nothing else. Then Why your HF book for SCWCD does not meet the same level.
I can understand there c'd be some marketing,price or other factors. coz your book is already of 754 pages.
SUGGESTION: IF your book ensures EXAM taker,90% + marks.(by covering good amount of untouched stuff )(as HFEJB does).
Why w'd not everyone buy your book than other available stuff ?
REQUEST: I m a small,inexperinced guy as compared to you.So dnt have any hard feelings.what i said is my exp after taking the Exam.
LAST WORDS:Still Head first is best........(but HFEJB only)