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S.L.Narayanan
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Hi Paul

I have passed SCWCD by preparing with HFSJ. Now I am planning to go for SCBCD. For SCWCD I didnt refer to the specs. I just read and worked out HFSJ. So only an author can say, what are all the things that we are missing out in the technology because of just referring to a study guide and passing the exam. If you can list out some thing, I will try myself to correct them atlease in EJBs.

And also, for these kind of specialization exams(SCWCD, SCBCD, SCDJWS) why do they have only online objective type exam. It would be better if they have some assignment submission. Why are they not doing it?.

Thanks.
 
Paul Sanghera
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Mr. Narayanan:
Congratulations on passing the SCWCD exam.
To your question:
Personally, I think it's a good idea to include the assignment submissions in the certification curriculum whenever it's possible. However, that requires more efforts on part of the vendor. Yet, it will always remain true that any exam or certification has a limited value, and it is in no way a substitue for a real experience in the industry.
Passing a certification such as SCBCD is a good start in the field. Building real-world application will expose many gaps in your knowledge which were not filled during the exam preparation, and then just find out the missing information from the books or other resources.
For example, after passing SCWCD (or SCBCD) build an application (do it in your spare time if your manager does not give you such an assignment :-)) that uses almost all the elemnts that you learned in different chapters: end to end application.

Hope it helps.
Cheers.
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Originally posted by S.L.Narayanan:
Hi Paul

I have passed SCWCD by preparing with HFSJ. Now I am planning to go for SCBCD. For SCWCD I didnt refer to the specs. I just read and worked out HFSJ. So only an author can say, what are all the things that we are missing out in the technology because of just referring to a study guide and passing the exam. If you can list out some thing, I will try myself to correct them atlease in EJBs.

And also, for these kind of specialization exams(SCWCD, SCBCD, SCDJWS) why do they have only online objective type exam. It would be better if they have some assignment submission. Why are they not doing it?.

Thanks.

[ July 29, 2005: Message edited by: Paul Sanghera ]
 
Surasak Leenapongpanit
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I think the assignment submission can not cover much more web, EJB, or WS technologies.
 
S.L.Narayanan
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Thank you Paul for spending ur valuable time in answering my query. Yes, I did do a web application in MVC to understand the concepts more better when I was preparing for the exam. I am going to do the same thing for SCBCD also whenever I start. I completely agree with you. While preparing for the exam we miss out lot of things. Our focus is only on getting high scores on the exam rather than understanding the technology completely. So as you told, I always prefer creating an application which will lead us to discover lot of problems when it comes to real world. Thanks again.
 
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