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Is installing J2EE necessary for the exam?

 
Terence Doyle
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Hi all,
I've just started my serious prep for this exam.
Ihave the following installed on W98 - on an old PII 266
-JDK1.3
-Tomcat4.0
-MySQL w/ class 4 JDBC dirver
-I have the 2.3 specs for Servlets and the 1.2 specs for JSP printed out for study.
-I have Core Servlets and JSP coming in the post(soon?)
-I have printed out a copy of the objectives.
My question is:
Is it really necessary to set up J2EE to pass the exam?
I intend to practice a lot and not just study from books. Is there anything on the exam objectives I won't be able to test with this set up?
Thanks for any advice you can give me,

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Paul Anilprem
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You have sufficient things for the exam. Installing J2EE will basically give you a lot other packages, APIs and tools which you don't really need for SCWCD. All you need is Tomcat.
Even database is not needed. But if you've installed MySQL that's great.
Oh, there is one tool that comes with j2ee installation... named 'packager'. I use is all the time to create .war files and .ear files. Although not needed but it is quite useful.

Other than that I think you're pretty much all set. May be you should get JWebPlus finally


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I am not sure your PII 266MHz will be able to handle Tomcat + MySQL + a couple of browser windows runtime load.
 
Terence Doyle
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...and there was me thinking Tomcat was slow......
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Terence Doyle
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No. Seriously, I'm considering re-vamping my baseboard, RAM and processor - the rest is OK - to allow running J2EE apps and things like WAS and Oracle 8i - which I have downloaded (150Mb and 178Mb resp.) but won't run on my machine.
It's not necessary for the cert but it would be nice to have a pseudo-server to play with
All good things come to he who waits.... and right now I do a lot of waiting
Bye,

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