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Some Tips on SCWCD Exam

 
Bhagawanlu Durvasula
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Hi guys,
I dont know whether i am the right person to give you guys, tips on preparing for SCWCD exam. Though i get 93%, i studied only for 10 days (dont get surprised, i have 2 years of working knowledge on these areas). Here are some i could give.
1. Study all the design patterns (blueprints from sun site). I get some questions on front component and session facade.
2. It is better to memorize all the dtds those that are mostly used. You can skip filter,env-entry,resource-env-ref,etc kind of elements that are less used. Better go through the samle descriptor files given in Servlet specification for normal web.xml and secure web.xml.
3. Also, look into the description for the elements given in the dtd. I get some questions on identifying the tags by giving descriptions.
4. Study the breif descriptions given in the api for the classes/interfaces like ServletRequest etc.
5. The simulator softwares like SCWCDwhiz and jweb+ would help you in assessing your knowledge time to time on the objective areas. Scwcdwhiz is slightly tougher than the real exam. I could never score a 90% in scwcdwhiz.
6. Understand clearly the life cycles and the corresponding methods that might be invoked for servlets, jsp and taglibraries.
7. The books like "Java Server Programming J2ee edition" and "Professional JSP 2nd Edition" could help you in understanding the concepts. I followed these 2 books besides the specs.
8. Get help from javaranch whenever you need some clarification.
Hope this helps.
I wish you guys could a better score than me as i could not get much time for the preparation.
Regards
Durvasula
 
Arun Pai
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Hey Bhagwan,
Thanks for your tips and congratulations on your well deserved success in SCWCD.
-Arun
 
J Reddi
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Congratulations on your success.
J. Reddi
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J Reddi
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Hi Bhagw2an,
You have used an abberviation dtd:
Does it it means (Web) depolyment descriptor(web.xml file)???
J. Reddi
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Bhagawanlu Durvasula
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Hi Reddi,
DTD is the short form for Document Type Definition, is the standard list of tags defined to be used in xml files. Similarly for web application we follow the sun's dtd at http://java.sun.com/dtd/web-app_2_3.dtd
For tablibraries we follow sun's dtd at
http://java.sun.com/dtd/web-jsptaglibrary_1_2.dtd
Hope this helps
Regards
Durvasula
 
Ashik Uzzaman
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Congrats Durvashula and some very good directions....
 
J Reddi
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Hi Bhagwanlu,
I would like to know how many questions you got from Custom tags/Tag libraries.
Umair( in his advice on challenging SCWCD) says that his friends got 8 and other got ~15 questions from the above chapters.
Thanks
J.Reddi
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Bhagawanlu Durvasula
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Hi Reddi,
I could not properly recollect i got more than 10. Better to concentrate on the all the aspects of taglibraries, so that you wont be puzzled at the exam.
Regards
Durvasula
 
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