As we candidates to the Sun Certified Web Component Developer Certification know, the exam covers the almost-ready-but-not-yet official Servlet 2.3 and JSP 1.2 APIs. This is interesting since technically, how am I supposed to take a test now on an API that "does not exist" yet Well, we all know how it is. As author Brogden said, this means that the Certification will have a longer shelf life. If some of us are wondering where to find information on the new API, then I can say that the new edition (2nd) of the book http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0201709066/electricporkchopInside Servlets has 39 pages on it. As a matter of fact, this book is good even for beginners in Servlets and JSPs, IMO. Another resource is the book http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1861004958/electricporkchopProfessional JSP, 2nd Ed. One appendix has the Servlet 2.3/JSP 1.2 DTDs for web.xml and *.tld. From the little that I have seen of the objectives, the deployment and specification XMLs are a big issue.
Tony Alicea Senior Java Web Application Developer, SCPJ2, SCWCD