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I Was Unable To Do The Drag and Drop Question At The Exam

 
JiaPei Jen
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I passed SCWCD a while ago. This problem has always brothered me till today -- I was unable to do the "drag-and-drop" question. Fortunately, I got only one of this type of question.
What I did was:
I moved the mouse over to the item which I wanted to pick up. I pressed down on the mouse, then move the mouse while keeping the mouse in the "press down" position. I released the mouse at the destination where I wanted the item to be dropped.
Sympton:
The item was picked up and moved along with the mouse. When I released the mouse at the destination, the item did not get dropped at where I wanted it to be. Instead, the item went back to the original place.
Would you provide your diagnostic comment on what I did wrong? Thanks.
 
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Congrats JeiPei for being n SCWCD...
Well i don understand why u r facing the problem...
Also waiting for how much did u score, how did u prepare for the exam and some tips from u..... ...as i m also appearing within a few days.
 
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I personally don't have an idea of what the "drag and drop" question is/was, in relation to the SCWCD-J2EE.
 
Peter Masreblta
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Here is the info for the drag and drop question:
To: scwcd@yahoogroups.com

From: "sandyboy44" <sandyboy44@yahoo.com> | Block Address | Add to Address Book

Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2002 15:51:50 -0000

Subject: [SCWCD] Passed with 86%

Reply-to: scwcd@yahoogroups.com



Gang,
I passed the exam today with 86%. I started from ground zero about 5
months ago for the exam. So my resources include
1) O'Reilly's Java Servlet Programming - 2nd Edition
2) Wrox - Professional Java Server Programming J2EE 1.3 Edition(VERY
GOOD!)
3) Ken's guide from Java Ranch (EXCELLENT for last minute)
4) Servlet 2.3 specs ( I didn't have time to read JSP 1.2 specs).
In my honest opinion, reading 2) and 3) above is just about enough
for anyone to pass the exam. But if you are looking for a good score,
all 4 are necessary. 1) gives a good foundation on Servlets in case
you don't have one.
One stupid question that came in the exam was "What is the element
name used in the TLD to name a tag?". And there was a text box to
type the answer. Till the last minute, I keep fluctuating between
<tag-name> and <name>. Finally I wrote <name> and it turned out to be
the right answer. I think it is a really stupid question as it
focusses on "memory test" rather than understanding concepts. And to
think they themselves modified so many element names in 1.2 like
making <tagclass> into <tag-class>, <bodycontent> into <body-
content>, etc. Can anyone tell me how remembering tag names that
fluctuate from version to version proves that one is a very good web
component developer??
Another frustrating but interesting question was the life cycle of a
JSP page. On the left were 7 draggable boxes and on the right were 7
drop targets named step1, step2, step3,...step7. To answer the
question, you drag a box from the left and drop it on the correct box
on the right. MY DRAG AND DROP JUST WOULDN'T WORK!! I knew the
correct answer sequence but the moment I dropped something it would
just refuse to be dropped and bounce back to its original position. I
found that very frustrating. Then finally, I used precision
dropping..that is, align the boxes VERY PRECISELY and then drop it
when the drag icon changed to a drop icon. That worked. Phew!
Overall, the test was very interesting and focussed on specifics. I
found more questions on JSP than on servlets or maybe that's my
feeling. Questions on design patterns were very simple and straight-
forward.
My next focus is, of course, to complete the Enterprise Architect
certification but that will be after 6 months. I personally don't
think getting lots of certification without relevant work experience
achieves anything. In fact, there are times when it could go against
you.
I will stick around for some more time in case anyone needs help.
Best,
Sandy
 
JiaPei Jen
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Thanks a lot, Peter.
 
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I didn't get that question.
 
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