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Evelyn Cartagena-Meyer
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Hi Everyone,
I have some details for the beta!!!
Please remember that you MUST be a Sun Certified Programmer (any version) to receive a FREE Voucher.
The beta will be held from January 19 - February 6. There are 160 questions and I have alloted 5 hours total for responding to each questions and receiving your valuable comments. That way you have enough time to assess each question.
You will need to send an email to SunCert@prometric.com to request your voucher. You will receive an email from Prometric with your free voucher number, who to contact to sign up and objectives.
As all beta exams, if you do not take the exam by Februray 6, 2004, the voucher will expire and you will have to purchase a voucher in order to take the live exam. This voucher is NOT transferable and cannot be used by anyone but yourself. Should you not be able to take the Beta, please contact SunCert@prometric.com and they will arrange to give the voucher number to another candidate.
Remember, if you pass the beta you will receive your Certifate Kit.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email directly at evelyn.cartagena@sun.com.
Thank you all so much!

Testing Objectives:
1 The Servlet Technology Model
1.1 For each of the HTTP Methods (such as GET, POST, HEAD, and so on) describe the purpose of the method and the technical characteristics of the HTTP Method protocol, list triggers that might cause a Client (usually a Web browser) to use the method; and identify the HttpServlet method that corresponds to the HTTP Method.
1.2 Using the HttpServletRequest interface, write code to retrieve HTML form parameters from the request, retrieve HTTP request header information, or retrieve cookies from the request.
1.3 Using the HttpServletResponse interface, write code to set an HTTP response header, set the content type of the response, acquire a text stream for the response, acquire a binary stream for the response, redirect an HTTP request to another URL, or add cookies to the response.
1.4 Describe the purpose and event sequence of the servlet life cycle: (1) servlet class loading, (2) servlet instantiation, (3) call the init method, (4) call the service method, and (5) call destroy method.

1.5 Objective deleted.
2 The Structure and Deployment of Web Applications
2.1 Construct the file and directory structure of a Web Application that may contain (a) static content, (b) JSP pages, (c) servlet classes, (d) the deployment descriptor, (e) tag libraries, (d) JAR files, and (e) Java class files; and describe how to protect resource files from HTTP access.
2.2 Describe the purpose and semantics for each of the following deployment descriptor elements: error-page, init-param, mime-mapping, servlet, servlet-class, servlet-mapping, servlet-name, and welcome-file.

2.3 Construct the correct structure for each of the following deployment descriptor elements: error-page, init-param, mime-mapping, servlet, servlet-class, servlet-mapping, servlet-name, and welcome-file.
2.4 Explain the purpose of a WAR file and describe the contents of a WAR file, how one may be constructed.
3 The Web Container Model
3.1 For the ServletContext initialization parameters: write servlet code to access initialization parameters; and create the deployment descriptor elements for declaring initialization parameters.
3.2 For the fundamental servlet attribute scopes (request, session, and context): write servlet code to add, retrieve, and remove attributes; given a usage scenario, identify the proper scope for an attribute; and identify multi-threading issues associated with each scope.
3.3 Describe the Web container request processing model; write and configure a filter; create a request or response wrapper; and given a design problem, describe how to apply a filter or a wrapper.
3.4 Describe the Web container life cycle event model for requests, sessions, and web applications;create and configure listener classes for each scope life cycle; create and configure scope attribute listener classes; and given a scenario, identify the proper attribute listener to use.
3.5 Describe the RequestDispatcher mechanism; write servlet code to create a request dispatcher; write servlet code to forward or include the target resource; and identify and describe the additional request-scoped attributes provided by the container to the target resource.

4 Session Management
4.1 Write servlet code to store objects into a session object and retrieve objects from a session object.
4.2 Given a scenario describe the APIs used to access the session object, explain when the session object was created, and describe the mechanisms used to destroy the session object, and when it was destroyed.
4.3 Using session listeners, write code to respond to an event when an object is added to a session, and write code to respond to an event when a session object migrates from one VM to another.
4.4 Given a scenario, describe which session management mechanism the Web container could employ, how cookies might be used to manage sessions, how URL rewriting might be used to manage sessions, and write servlet code to perform URL rewriting.

5 Web Application Security
5.1 Based on the servlet specification, compare and contrast the following security mechanisms: (a) authentication, (b) authorization, (c) data integrity, and (d) confidentiality.
5.2 In the deployment descriptor, declare a security constraint, a Web resource, the transport guarantee, the login configuration, and a security role.
5.3 Compare and contrast the authentication types (BASIC, DIGEST, FORM, and CLIENT-CERT); describe how the type works; and given a scenario, select an appropriate type.
6 The JavaServer Pages (JSP) Technology Model
6.1 Identify, describe, or write the JSP code for the following elements: (a) template text, (b) scripting elements (comments, directives, declarations, scriptlets, and expressions), (c) standard and custom actions, and (d) expression language elements.
6.2 Write JSP code that uses the directives: (a) 'page' (with attributes 'import', 'session', 'contentType', and 'isELIgnored'), (b) 'include', and (c) 'taglib'.
6.3 Write a JSP Document (XML-based document) that uses the correct syntax.
6.4 Describe the purpose and event sequence of the JSP page life cycle: (1) JSP page translation, (2) JSP page compilation, (3) load class, (4) create instance, (5) call the jspInit method, (6) call the _jspService method, and (7) call the jspDestroy method.
6.5 Given a design goal, write JSP code using the appropriate implicit objects: (a) request, (b) response, (c) out, (d) session, (e) config, (f) application, (g) page, (h) pageContext, and (i) exception.
6.6 Configure the deployment descriptor to declare one or more tag libraries, deactivate the evaluation language, and deactivate the scripting language.
6.7 Given a specific design goal for including a JSP segment in another page, write the JSP code that uses the most appropriate inclusion mechanism (the include directive or the jsp:include standard action).

7 Building JSP Pages Using the Expression Language (EL)
7.1 Given a scenario, write EL code that accesses the following implicit variables including pageScope, requestScope, sessionScope, and applicationScope, param and paramValues, header and headerValues, cookie, initParam and pageContext.
7.2 Given a scenario, write EL code that uses the following operators: property access (the . operator), collection access (the [] operator).
7.3 Given a scenario, write EL code that uses the following operators: aritmetic operators, relational operators, and logical operators.
7.4 Given a scenario, write EL code that uses a function; write code for an EL function; and configure the EL function in a tag library descriptor.
8 Building JSP Pages Using Standard Actions
8.1 Given a design goal, create a code snippet using the following standard actions: jsp:useBean (with attributes: 'id', 'scope', 'type', and 'class'), jsp:getProperty, and jsp:setProperty (with all attribute combinations).
8.2 Given a design goal, create a code snippet using the following standard actions: jsp:include, jsp:forward, and jsp aram.

9 Building JSP Pages Using Tag Libraries
9.1 For a custom tag library or a library of Tag Files, create the 'taglib' directive for a JSP page.
9.2 Given a design goal, create the custom tag structure in a JSP page to support that goal.
9.3 Given a design goal, use an appropriate JSP Standard Tag Library (JSTL v1.1) tag from the "core" tag library.
10 Building a Custom Tag Library
Old objective 10.1 deleted.
10.1 Describe the semantics of the "Classic" custom tag event model when each event method (doStartTag, doAfterBody, and doEndTag) is executed, and explain what the return value for each event method means; and write a tag handler class.
10.2 Using the PageContext API, write tag handler code to access the JSP implicit variables and access web application attributes.
10.3 Given a scenario, write tag handler code to access the parent tag and an arbitrary tag ancestor.
10.4 Describe the semantics of the "Simple" custom tag event model when the event method (doTag) is executed; write a tag handler class; and explain the constraints on the JSP content within the tag.
10.5 Describe the semantics of the Tag File model; describe the web application structure for tag files; write a tag file; and explain the constraints on the JSP content in the body of the tag.
11 J2EE Patterns
11.1 Given a scenario description with a list of issues, select a pattern that would solve the issues. The list of patterns you must know are: Intercepting Filter, Model-View-Controller, Front Controller, Service Locator, Business Delegate, and Transfer Object.
11.2 Match design patterns with statements describing potential benefits that accrue from the use of the pattern, for any of the following patterns: Intercepting Filter, Model-View-Controller, Front Controller, Service Locator, Business Delegate, and Transfer Object.
 
Theodore Casser
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Cool! I'm really looking forward to this exam now...
 
Valentin Crettaz
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I just wanted to point out one typo in the objectives:
8.2 Given a design goal, create a code snippet using the following standard actions: jsp:include, jsp:forward, and jsp aram.
 
Saliya Jinadasa
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Just tried sending an email to the address given and this is the reply I got
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From : <webshield@prometric.com>
Sent : Monday, December 23, 2002 3:43:08 AM
Subject : Network Associates Webshield - e-mail Content Alert


Your message to <SunCert@prometric.com> with subject SCWCD 1.4 FREE Beta
Voucher
Info . Attachment or Subject type is blocked.
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Does it mean Sun does not accept any more requests for the free voucher?
Saliya
SCJP, SCWCD, SCEA,ICED
 
P S Arora
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Even i got the same error as said above
----- Original Message -----
From: <webshield@prometric.com>
Sent: Tuesday, December 23, 2003 5:41 AM
Subject: Network Associates Webshield - e-mail Content Alert

> Your message to <SunCert@prometric.com> with subject Free voucher for SCWCD .
> Attachment or Subject type is blocked.
>
Does any one have any details ?
thanks
P.S.Arora
 
Giselle Dazzi
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I also tried yesterday right after I saw the post and got the following reply:

Hello,
Thank you for contacting Prometric, a Thomson business.
We are in the office Mon-Fri, 7:30AM to 4:00Pm, CST
Due to the recent transition of the CertManager database we are currently backlogged for email resolution, and are behind in resolution for any email sent 12/4/2003 or later. We sincerely apologize for any inconvienence this delay causes. We appreciate your business and value your feedback, and will respond to your email as soon as we are able.
Thank you for your continued patience during this time of transistion.
Please do not send multiple emails concerning the same requsest.
Sincerely,
SUN CertManager support
suncert@prometric.com
Prometric, a part of The Thomson Corporation
 
Gustavo Torreti
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I also got en email like Giselle's.
It seems that your "broken email" happened due to this change.
If you try it again there should be no problem, I believe

We'll still have to wait, anyway, but that's not a really big problem.

HTH,
Gus
 
Praveena Venigalla
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Hi
I too received the same reply as Giselle received.Iam not sure what is happening for that mail id.
Thanks
 
Deepa Krishnan
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I am another canditate who received the same reply as Giselle .So are you guys going to wait or retry again?
 
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I too received the same reply as Giselle received, and that was because it was a autoreply from SunCert@thomson.com id. But i have also sent a copy of that email to SunCert@prometric.com, because it was mentioned in the mail that "please request a free voucher, by replying to this email from SunCert@prometric.com"
which i think is there is a typing mistake in this sentence, because the mail was from SunCert@thomson.com and not from SunCert@prometric.com email id and the above sentence should have been :-
"please request a free voucher, by replying to this email to SunCert@prometric.com"
I hope i have done the right thing........and will be in that list of lucky 400 chaps....
Best of luck to all u guys .....
[ December 23, 2003: Message edited by: Manish Sachdev ]
 
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Hi Evelyn !
Thanks for valuable info !!!
 
Evelyn Cartagena-Meyer
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Hi Everyone,
I have spoken to Prometric and they are aware of the emails you are receiving about the auto response. They have received your request for a voucher and will start sending them this afternoon.
If your email bounced, please retry again this afternoon. They already have received 400 emails for the beta and are backlogged! Please allow 5-7 business working days to receive your FREE voucher. They will respond to everyone.
We appreciate your patience.
Thank you.
Evelyn
 
Andres Gonzalez
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I have received my voucher today. Time to hurry and study!!!
 
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Hi all,
I tried sent out the email yesterday..
and it bounched back also..getting the subject/attachment being blocked title.
 
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Originally posted by Andres Gonzalez:
I have received my voucher today. Time to hurry and study!!!

How ? by sending a mail to suncert@prometric.com ? I tried doing it goday but received the same reply as Giselle received
P.S.Arora
 
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I too received my voucher today.
What are the passing marks for the exam ?
I have Hanumant & Jignesh's study guide but that will not cover the new topics included in the beta exam.
Can anyone please tell me the resources wherein i can find (from exam point of view) any study marterial to be refferred for this beta exam, which covers the new topics included in this exam.
or
any info about the mock exams which can be helpful in this beta exam ???
 
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Hello Manish,
To get your voucher, did you need to email again, after you got auto reply the first time?
Thank you!
Seid
 
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I have also received the voucher. Thanks Evelyn
 
M Sharma
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Hi Seid,
No, i didn't mailed them twice. While replying with my certification and personal details, i marked that mail to SunCert@thomson.com and copied that mail to SunCert@prometric.com
So there is no need to email them again, after you got the auto reply, and if you are alloted a voucher, you will receive an mail from them, which contains the details about the voucher.
[ December 24, 2003: Message edited by: Manish Sachdev ]
 
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Hi All,
I sent a mail to SunCert@prometric.com, but I got the reply as "Attachment or Subject type is blocked."
What can I do?
thx
Eliot
 
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I sent a mail to SunCert@prometric.com, but I got the reply as "Attachment or Subject type is blocked."

That should means free vouchers are already out of stock.
Nick.
 
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For some starnge reason, I haven't received the voucher yet!!!
Do I have any chance?
- Manish
 
Yi Meng
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i haven't got a free voucher also.........
 
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May be the voucher is out of stock...
I don't know ...just kidding
 
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I emailed and got no reply.
 
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Rajesh, when did you email? Did you get some kind of auto reply?
 
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This thread might help...
http://www.coderanch.com/t/167208/java-Web-Component-SCWCD/certification/Voucher-Status
 
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Did everyone got automated reply when mailed to SunCert@prometric.com. I send an email on 23rd Dec and received no automated reply. Is there many people who didnt receive any automated or any other type of reply from prometric.
 
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Hello John,
During what part of the day did you e-mail Prometric?
I also e-mailed them on 23rd December but I did get an auto reply.
(I e-mailed them between 7 to 10 AM.)
Seid
 
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Hi,
I have received my voucher in the same day that I sent the email to Prometric on 23 Dec.
Nick.
 
Seid Myadiyev
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Hi Nick, did you also e-mail them in the morning? What time did you e-mail them?
 
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Have not heard anything back in response to two emails I sent. I will not send any more, as this will mean spam.
How do they expect us to prepare in anticipation of getting free voucher? It is just not done like that. I sent on 12/23 and 12/26.
 
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Same with me, I had sent the mail on 23rd. Haven't heard anything from SUN as of yet.
 
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I emailed PROMETRIC yesterday December 27, I hope it is not too late.
And I also got this autoreply message only.
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Thank you for contacting Prometric, a Thomson business.
We are in the office Mon-Fri, 7:30AM to 4:00Pm, CST
Due to the recent transition of the CertManager database we are currently backlogged for email resolution, and are behind
in resolution for any email sent 12/4/2003 or later. We sincerely apologize for any inconvienence this delay causes. We
appreciate your business and value your feedback, and will respond to your email as soon as we are able.
Thank you for your continued patience during this time of transistion.
Please do not send multiple emails concerning the same requsest.
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did you also e-mail them in the morning? What time did you e-mail them?

I am in HK. I email then in HK time 23 Dec 8:30am, and at that time, US is 22 Dec 8:30pm.
I received the voucher in HK time 23 Dec 11:30pm, in US, it is 23 Dec 11:30am.
Nick.
 
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Hi,all
I sent mail to prometric again but was still blocked by some webshield.
Does that matter with mail title? What title do you use?

thanks
eliot
 
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I also send a lot of email to suncert@prometric.com. I don't have any response, not even a single error message or auto-reply, block message. Don't know what's wrong with my email, and where it gone??
 
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Hi,
I used this email title:

311-081: Sun Certified Web Component Developer for the Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition 1.4 Beta exam

One of my friends gives me this title, as he got his voucher automatically from Prometric, without sending any request email.
Nick.
 
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Thanks you Nicholas, I will try again!
 
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Any one from pune, india who has got the free voucher ?
thanks
P.S.Arora
 
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