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Thank You JavaRanch and all for my 93%

 
CheeKeong Chua
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Hi all,
Acknowledgements
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I've taken my exam today (30 Nov), 3 months after I'd received my SCJP. I would like first thank JavaRanch for providing useful links to help me in getting my results today, they are really helpful since there're no books on this certification yet.
I would like to thank Ken Zrobok and Miftah Khan's notes. They're really useful, but I think Khan's custom library portion is based on the previous version (v1.1). Also, Eduardo Cobian's questions.
Some Exam Info
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Here's some information about the exam.
From the 4 questions I got wrong, I figure out there're
4 questions on Design Patterns,
4 questions on Developing Thread-safe servlets and
maybe 8 questions on Design n Developing A Custom Tab Library.
Yes, do read up thoroughly on the deployment desciptors, web.xml n tablib tld.
In my opinion, the questions are pretty straight forward, not as tricky as the SCJP. More memory dependent components too.

My Study Tips
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I've been doing java, servlets n jsps for 1 year... only had 1.5 months to study (after work n during weekends...) as the voucher expires 30 Nov. (bought my exam voucher during Java Certification Month)
Next, I would like to share my study kit with all of u.
1. Sun's exam objective. Stick closely to the objectives and u can't be wrong. Nothing more that those mentioned will be examined...
2. Ken Zrobok and Miftah Khan's notes.
3. U'll need the JSP specifications v1.2 n Servlet specifications v2.3. (In my opinion, I must really say that the JSP v1.2 is a lot difficult to read than servlet v2.3 due to the author's writing style.)
4. Eduardo Cobian's questions. Don't worry if u can't answer them. Like what he'd said only 2 or 3 of his 60 questions came up in the exam and his questions are, honestly, more difficult. U can safely tell yourself they're not quite like to be in the exam... (based on my today's exam questions... maybe others can also verify...)
Optionals,
5. Core Servlets n JSPs by Marty Hall. The book is good for beginners. Read until chapter 15. But u can skip some of the chapters like the custom tag (it's not based on v2.3)
6. Professional JSP 2nd Ed. by Simon Brown, al et. on Custom Tags (chapters 8 - 10, i think). They're based on v2.3.
7. Try Eduardo Cobian's questions from
8. Heard many said that the practice the questions from WhizLabs are quite to the Sun's exam standard.

I hope my little comments can help those yet to be SCWCD and potentials in their study for the exams.
Lastly, all the best for those going to take the exam. If you can pass SCJP, I don't see why this exam can be a problem.

CheeKeong Chua
SCJP, SCWCD

[This message has been edited by CheeKeong Chua (edited November 30, 2001).]
[This message has been edited by CheeKeong Chua (edited November 30, 2001).]
 
Dony Meng
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Congradulations! It's wonderful! I am wondering where I can get Ken Zrobok 's notes?
Thanks


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CheeKeong Chua
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the link can be found in at the topic of the forum page, in case you are unable to locate it, it's http://www.javaranch.com/scwcdlinks.jsp
 
james edwin
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Congrats in your success.......
 
Fei Ng
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Congradulations!!! great advice, thanks!
 
Ashik Uzzaman
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Congrats chua, score!
What are you thinking next?
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Muhammad Ashikuzzaman (Fahim)
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--When you learn something, learn it by heart!
 
Reda Mokrane
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Congrats .good score

Reda
 
CheeKeong Chua
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Hi all,
Thank you all for ur greetings...
Uzzaman, I think I'll be preparing for other certifications like iPlanet or WebLogic, but this could be later. I'll be looking around in this forum to see if I can answer any pple's queries relating to java...
Hopefully, I hope that the certification can help me when I look for another new job with more salary ;p.
BTW, how does one get their title change in Javaranch?
 
Fei Ng
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Originally posted by CheeKeong Chua:
Hi all,
Thank you all for ur greetings...
Uzzaman, I think I'll be preparing for other certifications like iPlanet or WebLogic, but this could be later. I'll be looking around in this forum to see if I can answer any pple's queries relating to java...
Hopefully, I hope that the certification can help me when I look for another new job with more salary ;p.
BTW, how does one get their title change in Javaranch?

read the FAQ below the Post buttom.
After you 30 posts you become ranch hand and thats about it.

 
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