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Madhav Lakkapragada
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Just finished my exam, passed with 88%.
Thanks to all of you here.
Took the initial survey (not sure how it effects the exam, if at all). I was psyched to see foreign language stuff immediately after the survey....which was nothing but the agreement.
I mean can't they tell you in plain simple english. Worst thing is that the clock started ticking and the agreement had numbers. DUH!! they are not part of the exam and the numbers are not question numbers. Will the entire exam have this foreign language...nooo! I hate surprises.
Okay after three screens the exam started......
Pretty decent for most part. There were some tricky questions. Most questions came in groups (on the same topic). Sorry, I din't count the number of qstns from each topic.
Most of my preparation was here on the javaranch. The Specs and "More Servlets and JSPs" come very close... . Listeners are important. I also used the SCWCD@Whiz. It helped, but not too impressed though, there is quite a lot of room for improvement to this tool. I never bought it you know, it was one of those book giveaways.
Filters - no qstns on that but was one of the options to something.
Patterns - go an extra mile and learn about other patterns also (Don't limit yourself to the four patterns in the objectives). Not just the choices, one of the answers was not the four that's mentioned in the Objs.
API - Also, very important. The farther you go the better it is. Draw a line where you are comfortable. I knew this is my weakness, but then I had to draw the line somewhere..
Beans and Tags: Good number of questions here also. Surprisingly I lost quite a bit in Beans, can't think of too many qstns. (I know one bean qstn is wrong, I checked it after I got back).
Sessions: I had a fair number of qstns on this.
Overall it covered almost everything. I am currently walking the objectives to see what wasn't covered.
Anyways, thanks again and Good luck.
- satya
[ March 07, 2002: Message edited by: Madhav Lakkapragada ]
 
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Congratulations Satya,
Regards,
Prem
 
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Congratulations Satya! Yours was long due.
Finally Phew!
 
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Heh he he ...
Congrats!
 
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WOOOHOOOO!!!, Congrats, we knew you could do it.
Mark
 
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Congrats!!! Do you still need the More Servlets book.
 
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Congrats Madhav!
What next?
 
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Good job there! Inspiration for the rest of us
 
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Excellent job Satya
 
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Congrats!! I was reading all your posts.
How hard is the exam when compared to other mock exams? How do you rate 'More servlets' as far as the certfication goes. I find it confusing.
 
Madhav Lakkapragada
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How hard is the exam when compared to other mock exams?
It was comparable, even the mistakes.
Midway in the exam, I had a question without the package stmt. I was yelling, almost... ...I made a mental note of this question and am planning to write a feedback to Sun Educ.
How do you rate 'More servlets' as far as the certfication goes.
In general, I rated it at 9/10.
With respect to the exam, I will rate it at 8/10. Because it doesn't cover everything what we need for the exam. Well, if not you guys won't read the Specs which are also equally important...
I find it confusing.
In my review, I did point out that I was confused by the fact that the tag libraries are introduced in JSP Spec 1.1 and later the detailed chapter is according to JSP Spec 1.2. This was the only confusing part to me. Actually, I had a pretty good knowledge of Servlets/JSP before I read the book, so I probably it wasn't as confusing.
Yes, I still need the More Servlets book. Such books are worth keeping.
Next..huh! Maybe XML mostly (or developer).
But, next quarter though, not immediately, although I may go ahead and pay the fees.
- satya
 
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Congrats!
Later, Guy
 
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Originally posted by Madhav Lakkapragada:
... Worst thing is that the clock started ticking and the agreement had numbers. DUH!! they are not part of the exam and the numbers are not question numbers....

Yeah, that caught me by surprise also. I have not seen that on any other Prometric exams I have taken.
Guy
 
Madhav Lakkapragada
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Its so funny, thinking abt that. The survey questions were in English. Then you say start and the clock starts ticking and you see foreign chars.
Don't laugh, but I marked these....
three.... Oh! my god, my stomach hurts...
- satya
 
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hey satya,
cool score...met challenges huh??
congrats!
regards
maulin.
 
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Congratulations Satya!

Hema
 
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Congratulations Madhav!
I almost had a heart attack too when I saw all of that foreign writing. They really shouldn't have the time start until you've agreed. That is total B.S.

-John
 
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hey congrats!!!
good deal pushin ersin!!! and too bad satya u wouldnt be able to give us company in weblogic group!!!
cant stay away frm this forum!!!
very happy to hear frm u and keep up the good work!
faiza
 
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Congratulations Satya score!!
What next?
regds,
Manjunath
 
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Congrats to Satya (and a little bit to Ersin also )....very good score!
I used Core servlets and JSP with some other books and feel that now people generally are going for More Servlets and JSP as its newest.
Satya, did you feel lack of a complete study giude on SCWCD when preparing? I felt because, i was awkwardly looking for online tutorials, buying books, discussing with peoples (all those hepled me a lot ofcourse ).
What are you planning next?
 
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Congratulations nice score
 
Axel Janssen
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congrats.
score.
Please hang around if you have time and are not totally bored with servlets/jsp. I mean: This was in great part "your forum" in the lasts months.

Enjoyed the discussions.
Axel
[ March 08, 2002: Message edited by: Axel Janssen ]
[ March 08, 2002: Message edited by: Axel Janssen ]
 
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congratulations !!!
 
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Hey! Great! Congratulations!
- Peter
 
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Congratulations!
And thanks for all your help
Ian
 
Madhav Lakkapragada
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Please hang around if you have time and are not totally bored with servlets/jsp.

and where else would I go.....
I mean: This was in great part "your forum" in the lasts months.


Satya, did you feel lack of a complete study giude on SCWCD when preparing?
Yes and No. Alteast that forced me to read the Specs.

- satya
 
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Hi Madhav,
Thanks for the info. After seeing and reading all the posts i've decided not to go for SCWCD as it requires lots of memory related stuff. So i am losing confidence in this and am going ahead with SCJD for now.
 
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Congratulations! Satya,
Great Score!!
Pratibha.
 
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Congratulations, Satya!!
Gaja Venkat
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Sri, don't give up on the SCWCD. Yes it is a lot of memorizing. But if you also try everything out using Tomcat, you will learn a great deal that is more important than what you memorized.
Mark
 
Madhav Lakkapragada
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Thanks for the info. After seeing and reading all the posts i've decided not to go for SCWCD as it requires lots of memory related stuff. So i am losing confidence in this and am going ahead with SCJD for now
What did I say that gives you this impression? I always suggest what Mark said. Wite code and the rest is like any other exam. You don't expect to give the exam without practice, right?
In a way its no different to SCJP.
regds.
- satya
 
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Congrats on the good performance Satya.. Stay around to answer our questions.
BTW How long was your preparation?
Originally posted by Madhav Lakkapragada:
Just finished my exam, passed with 88%.
Thanks to all of you here.
Took the initial survey (not sure how it effects the exam, if at all). I was psyched to see foreign language stuff immediately after the survey....which was nothing but the agreement.
I mean can't they tell you in plain simple english. Worst thing is that the clock started ticking and the agreement had numbers. DUH!! they are not part of the exam and the numbers are not question numbers. Will the entire exam have this foreign language...nooo! I hate surprises.
Okay after three screens the exam started......
Pretty decent for most part. There were some tricky questions. Most questions came in groups (on the same topic). Sorry, I din't count the number of qstns from each topic.
Most of my preparation was here on the javaranch. The Specs and "More Servlets and JSPs" come very close... . Listeners are important. I also used the SCWCD@Whiz. It helped, but not too impressed though, there is quite a lot of room for improvement to this tool. I never bought it you know, it was one of those book giveaways.
Filters - no qstns on that but was one of the options to something.
Patterns - go an extra mile and learn about other patterns also (Don't limit yourself to the four patterns in the objectives). Not just the choices, one of the answers was not the four that's mentioned in the Objs.
API - Also, very important. The farther you go the better it is. Draw a line where you are comfortable. I knew this is my weakness, but then I had to draw the line somewhere..
Beans and Tags: Good number of questions here also. Surprisingly I lost quite a bit in Beans, can't think of too many qstns. (I know one bean qstn is wrong, I checked it after I got back).
Sessions: I had a fair number of qstns on this.
Overall it covered almost everything. I am currently walking the objectives to see what wasn't covered.
Anyways, thanks again and Good luck.
- satya
[ March 07, 2002: Message edited by: Madhav Lakkapragada ]
 
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Hi Mark,
Thanks for encouraging. Yes, Mark i'll try to work on Tomcat installation. Hope its easy.
In the mean time abt SCJD, as YOU'VE suggested i emailed SUN about my lost password and got it finally after 4 weeks of wait. Now i've downloaded the assignment and have lots of doubts in scjd section too, hope to see u there. Thanks for your advice in that part too!
 
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Congratulations Satya
 
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Hi Madhav,
What did I say that gives you this impression?
I'm sorry what i meant was by reading ALL the posts so far in this forum,i thought that the test requires lots of memorizing.( not just by reading your post, but by reading ALL the posts)
As you and Mark said i'll keep practicing. Thanks again!
 
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Congratulations
 
Madhav Lakkapragada
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Stay around to answer our questions.
Ofcourse, I will.
But in all fairness, you haven't posted much in this forum....
If you really want us to answer questions, you should participate more, right?
BTW How long was your preparation?
About 8 weeks (seriously). But before that, I had Servlet/JSP experience for more than 18 months. So things were not that difficult. Just had to get my pointers realigned to the new Specs.
regds.
- satya
 
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Congrats Satya
Keep up the good work !
We learned a lot from your postings.
-Srini
 
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