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Terrence White
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In order to pass the SCWCD exam, does one need to memorize the Servlet and JSP specifications?
 
Terrence White
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In my previous post, I intended to ask:
"In order to pass the SCWCD exam, does one need to memorize the Servlet and JSP API's? "

Not "specifications".

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Ken Januski
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Well I didn't memorize them and I passed. If you want to score higher than passing I suppose memorization of apis might help. But all in all my experience was that I may have missed one or two questions because I was fuzzy on one of the apis. But it hardly had any effect on whether I passed or not.
Most people recommend the Deshmukh/Malavia book and that was fine for me. Having a little previous experience with servlets or jsps will help as well.
It would be interesting to know if the people with scores in high 90s memorized api. But my guess is that they didn't either.
Ken
 
Amer Khan
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Although you don't have to memorize the Servlet and JSP API's for the exam
( Exam Study Kit is enough).But IMO you must try to memorize these API's (may be 70%)this would help you immensely later when you start working with Servlet/JSP and it takes only 3/4 days to do it(2 hours a day).
JAVA is all about API'S you must know what is available!This is the time to do it after the exam nobody bothers.Remember it takes only 3 to 5 days, just don't memorise them try to understand also.
BTW i got 1(method) question which was not mentioned in the book.
 
EJ Dinglasan
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If we have to memorize the API this means that some questions of the exams go out of the bounderies of the exam objectives?
 
Ken Januski
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I think what Amer is saying, and which I really didn't want to admit to myself, is that it is worthwhile memorizing them because they make actual programming so much easier. In fact I think that could be said about much of the reason for even getting certified: part of the reason for getting the certification is to just thoroughly learn the subject matter. It just makes things easier when you remember the APIs and don't have to look them up. By the same token it makes programming easier if you really understand the JSP and servlet model, etc., etc.
 
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