3 days ago I passsed SCPJ2 exam with an outstanding 61%!!! (decided to force passing before staying soon unemployed. Also 2 weeks before exam, I stayed without PC and Internet access, since my home PC broke and my boss told that I cannot use resources at work for my personal interests (I am employed to develop Java?!. I am in Portugal already 7 yrs and still have difficulties to understand people here) Since I shall be unemployed soon and w/out access to Internet, I decided to start preparing me for SJCWCD, the only exam that does *not* require a project (with access to Internet), and it is hard to study without access (especially in new areas), etc. I am periodiclly unemployed and already know that it is important for mental health to keep me occupied and motivated (w/out money in foreign country, on the eve of G8 depression) 1? Then I have read that someone has passed after 2 weeks of preparation. M.b. that person forgot to tell that he was working with it for years, and then decided to spend +2 weeks? Anyway I already installed and run Tomcat and Apache, tested them, OK. 2? I have read that exam is easier than SCPJ2 because the volume is very restricted. The problem that links appoint to a few thousand pages, and then the exam's objectives refer to XML, beans, threads, rmi, streams&i/o. Well, scaring enough for 2 weeks. Can smb give me more realistic estimate, and more advice? 3d? I have read in this thread that it is necessary to keep before you duting preparation objs, and servlet and JSP specs. But I cannot find JavaServer PagesTM 1.2 Specifications (only JavaTM Servlet 2.3 ) in a given refs like http://jcp.org/aboutJava/communityprocess/first/jsr053/index.html Do I miss smth? More advices as not to overstudy, what may be useless, after all. 4th? Then, I was quite sure that I will pass exam and could not get rid of the idea to include SCPJ2 (and now SJCWCD) in my CV even before the exam. That's an interesting question - what is the value of certification if nobody (without your consent) can check s.o.'s assertions?
You must have missed it ... that URL goes to a page where you can download both JSP and Servlet specs (in Postscript or PDF). I would say that 2 weeks is over-optimistic if you haven't had any Servlet/JSP experience before. If you want to reduce the time it takes, stick rigidly to the objectives. You can get the piece of paper quite easily, and learn the rest on your next job hopefully. Good luck.
posted 18 years ago
Tom, thanks - I found all. I missed it ... Carl, ...in a lot of printing.
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