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SCWCD JSP 2.0 vs SCWCD JSP1.2 ???

 
Kevin Onik
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Hi friends
I'm preparing for SCWCD and I use JSP 1.2 but
I wanted to prepare for JSP2.0 and no books are available!!!
what do you think? continue with JSP 1.2 or wait for JSP 2.0 books
exams ( commercial exams like Whislab ) & other stuffs!!!
I'm confused! Help!!!
 
Faisal Khan
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The current exam is based on JSP 1.2, hence the books cover that spec. The new exam is apparently coming out next year and Bert and Kathy are working on a new Head First SCWCD book which will cover the new spec.
The question you will need to anwer is when do you want to give the exam and which version?
HTH
 
Leandro Oliveira
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Could someone tel me more about jsp 1.2 and jsp 2.0, do we have two tests covering both???
 
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Does this help?
http://www.coderanch.com/t/166952/java-Web-Component-SCWCD/certification/SCWCD-Exams-current-vs-upcoming
-Bert
 
Kevin Onik
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Thanks friends!!!
But I still can't decide what to do?!?!?!?!
If the way of writing JSP & Servlet is going to change, I mean 40% !!!,... Isn't it better to wait for new SCWCD exam?
The java 1.4 didn't change the way of coding 1.3, but if JSP 2.0 is 40% different than JSP 1.2,....I think it do change the way of coding server pages. JSP 1.2 will not be a living tech anymore! so going around a dead certification (SCWCD JSP 1.2) don't make me happy!!
But what I can do?
What would you do? take it or not?
regards
[ September 11, 2003: Message edited by: Kamyar Onikzeh ]
 
Tony Collins
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Well I think alot of us are doing certs to improve our chance of work.
We have to think to ourselfs what would the employer think ?
And I think alot of the time they don't really think, they'll just see j2ee on your cv.
I'm just finishing the SCJD project and it's tough and very educational but I think SCWCD looks better on your cv for alot less work. Why employers and agents work on buzzwords.
Tony
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One way to look at it might be whether you are more constrained by the monetary investment or the time investment...
I think if you're mostly worried about your time investment, then I'd take the current one ASAP and then take the new one in about six months. My guess is that if you pass the current one, even though the new one will have a lot of new material, you won't have to spend a lot of time preparing for the new one.
Summary: studying for the current exam won't be a waste of time. (imho)
If on the other hand you're more constrained by the monetary investment... that's trickier... do you think J2EE 1.4 will be adopted quickly, and how much will that matter in your situation? Do you think Sun will offer a less expensive upgrade exam?
Summary: it's hard to say whether studying for the current exam would be a waste of money, it's probably an individual call.
 
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