Hello SCWCD forum, My name is Bryan Basham. I work for Sun Microsystems in the Education Services division. I am also the creator/maintainer of the SCWCD exam objectives. This summer Sun is updating the SCWCD exam to match the new servlet/JSP specs (v2.4 and v2.0 respectively). I am currently in the process of evaluating the current exam objectives and the new features of servlet/JSP components. I would like to hear from those of you have have passed the current exam. I would like to hear your opinions about:
which sections (or individual objectives) do you feel are relatively unimportant and should be removed from the exam?
which new techologies do you feel will be relatively more important and should be added to the new exam?
Please remember that this exam is about fundamental Web tier technologies and is not about advanced features or frameworks, such as Struts. You can either post back to this forum/thread or you can email me directly at email@example.com Finally, I will be writing a SCWCD study guide under the Head First banner with Kathy and Bert. I am very excited about this prospect and we will keep you all informed as the book (and the new exam) evolve. Cheers, Bryan
could u plz tell me which month is summer..I'm planning to take SCWCD exam with in a week or 2.. Thanks, raj
SCJP, SCWCD, SCBCD, Oracle Certified Professional (SQL n PL/SQL)
posted 16 years ago
Hi guys, There is no definite schedule for the release of the updated exam. We are beginning to evaluate the changes now and it will take anywhere between 5-10 months before the new exam is released. HTH, Bryan
Hi, Regarding new and old SCWCD objectives. "Which sections (or individual objectives) do you feel are relatively unimportant and should be removed from the exam?" * Less DD and TLD syntax questions (DD and TLD concepts are more important than proper syntax). * Less about custom tags implementations (we will use mostly JSTL and other libraries). * Less about setProperty and getProperty tags (they will be less useful with EL). * Less about JSP XML syntax (does anyone use it?) "Which new technologies do you feel will be relatively more important and should be added to the new exam?" * EL is a MUST. * Although it is not in the JSP2.0 specs, JSTL is also a MUST (remember that Patterns are not also in the specs). * Functions will be very important in some cases. * I don't think new JSP custom tags very important either. * More about advantage, disadvantage, comparison and proper use of JSP vs. servlets and vs. other technologies. * Don't forget filters this time. * More about new and old implicit objects. Note I didn't read anything about new servlets 2.4 functionality yet. Dani
posted 16 years ago
Hello again, Thanks for all of your feedback on this. If you have further comments please email me directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org Regards, Bryan