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Can I pass the exam without reading Spec?

 
riohk kurn
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Hello, I have finished some mock exams in the web so far, but I am so lazy that I do not want to read Servlet and JSP Spec, is it OK for us to get high score without doing this? You know, it is really a punishment for a programmer to memorize API. Thx!
 
Carl Trusiak
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It is possible to pass without reading the Specs or the API. You can look simply at the Objectives and study those portions only. That's only a small portion of the Specs and API. Who gets hurt from your laziness?
You, Your Employeer and anyone with a SCWCD Cert trying to get a job with your Employeer later.
No, no one memerizes the entire API however, any good programmer knows the most used portions of their specality and how to quickly find the things that they don't use that often.
My recommendation: Read the Specs and API Doc's at least once. Your job will benefit from this more than you could imagine.
 
Hema Menon
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The Spec is pretty simple and easy to read, compared to other specs, IMHO. I guess it does not hurt to read it. We all are spoiled by these IDE's which we use when writing code. I remember, when I was a student, I used jdk and a text editor to write code. I knew most of the api that I was using, but did not know many others. But nowadays using JBuilder, just type in the class name and it shows up all the api available! We might find many api's that we never knew existed. Has good N Bad in both ways, I guess.
[ November 25, 2002: Message edited by: Menon Hema ]
 
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