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What is the best book for studing for the SCWCD exam?

 
James Marino
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Hi,
I�m about to start studying for the SWCD and I went to my local Borders bookstore and found the following three books.
Any one have any experience with using these books and which book would you recommend. Based on the Amazon ratings I�m leaning toward the Professional SCWCD Certification since the users that reviewed it had a high opinion of it.
Thanks

Here are the books
1. Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) Web Component Developer Exam Cram 2 (Exam Cram 310-080)
by Alain Trottier, Ed Tittel
Amazon rating 3 out 5 stars (2 customers reviewed the book)

2. Professional SCWCD Certification
by Daniel Jepp, Sam Dalton
Amazon rating 41/2 out of 5 stars (4 customers reviewed the book)
3. Java 2 Web Developer Certification Study Guide, 2nd Edition
by Natalie Levi
Amazon rating 2 out 5 stars (7 customers reviewed the book)
 
Mark Howard
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Hi James
Manning's Exam Study Kit also comes highly recommended.
I used it myself, coming in as a total newbie to Servlets and JSP. The content covers the SCWCD objectives comprehensively and I found the tempo of the subject material very even and consistent. It comes with the book on CD as well as several JWebPlus mock exams.
Didn't look at any other books so can't comment on them
You may also want to look at the recommended reading at the Javaranch SCWCD Links page.
 
Marc Peabody
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I used Exam Study Kit and Exam Cram2. I would VERY highly recommend Exam Study Kit - you will need no other book.
Click here to go to buy.com to get it for $28.32 - it's the best price you'll find it for, with free shipping, and it will show up in about a week or just under.
Good luck!
 
Ben Williams
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I thoroughly recommend the Exam Study Kit. I have read both this and the Wrox book, and the Exam Study Kit is a much more comprehensive book. The Wrox book sticks too closely to the exam objectives and you'll need to go elsewhere for a fuller knowledge beyond the exam.
PS sitting the exam on Monday..
 
James Marino
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Many Thnaks for the information.
 
ravi janap
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Hi
This question is those for preparing from the Exam Kit.
Which version of Tomcat is needed to work with the code from the book?
Thanks
Ravi
 
John Temp
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I used the Exam Cram book and felt that the many errors in the text (including sample questions) and the lack of depth let it down.
I'm sure that this book has a place, but it should not form the major part of your study.
 
Ashik Uzzaman
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I also vote for SCWCD Exam Study Kit by Hanumant and Jignesh.
 
Jimmy Chiu
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Originally posted by Marc Peabody:
I used Exam Study Kit and Exam Cram2. I would VERY highly recommend Exam Study Kit - you will need no other book.
Click here to go to buy.com to get it for $28.32 - it's the best price you'll find it for, with free shipping, and it will show up in about a week or just under.
Good luck!


Thank you for sharing your experience.
You help me save not only money but precious time!
I appreciate it.
 
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