Thank you JavaRanch people for the help. I'm now SCWCD certified! I have a question though. Before the exam proper, I was asked to answer some survey. (This was an online survey provided by Sun as a part of the SCWCD exam) The questions asked were more about my dept of knowledge in different SCWCD topics. I am wondering if that survey I answered has anything to do with the difficulty of the questions given to me. what do you think? Thank you very much.
Congratulations Marlon...I got the exact score (81 %) and I took the survey before the test too and I have the same question...whether what you indicate in the survey affects the difficulty of question . For example in the survey I said that my knowledge of Servlets was expert level (as I have used servlets in my project for around 2 years) and was surprised to get only 40 % in the Servlet Container model section (which obviously brought my total percentage down to 81 %). So giving the benefit of doubt, it may be wise for aspiring SCWCD's to be modest about their skills in the survey (unless we hear from someone that he has landed a job probably at Sun or somewhere else based on his survey ). I was more modest about my experience with Custom tags and in this section I scored 100 % . Moral of the story...modesty pays ... Lets forget about it and enjoy your success Sudhir SCJP2 SCWCD
I think the survey is used for Sun for a number of purposes -- the most obvious for checking the difficulty: If everyone says they have extensive knowledge, and then fails, over time Sun will make the exam easier, if people say "I have no idea what a servlet is" and then pass -> exam harder. Also Sun can get an idea of where Java is going, and probably build up a marketing database -- they know where you work, and you just told them what you do, so now they know what to try to sell to you.