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SCWCD 1.4 Beta is now available!

 
Nicholas Cheung
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Hi all,
I have received the following news from Prometric:

Dear SUN 311-081 Beta candidate,
This is a short note to let you know that the 311-081 Beta exam, "SUN CERTIFIED WEB COMPONENT DEVELOPER FOR J2EE 1.4", was published 2 days early, and will now be available starting on January 14, 2004. To schedule your exam, please contact Prometric, at the numbers listed below. If you have any difficulty scheduling your exam, please let us know, and we will assist.
Regards,
SunCert@prometric.com

I have just registered a min ago.
Nick.
[ January 13, 2004: Message edited by: Nicholas Cheung ]
 
peng chen
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How can you receive the message from prometric ,and according to your message ,now Am i availiable to register the exam.I schedule the exam on Jan 30,is that day late for exam,and when do you want to take the exam?
 
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Hi Peng,

How can you receive the message from prometric

I just recevied this email from Prometric this morning.

Now Am i availiable to register the exam

Yes. I have called 800-96-8444 for registration.

when do you want to take the exam?

I have scheduled my exam on Jan 26, 2004.
Nick.
[ January 14, 2004: Message edited by: Nicholas Cheung ]
 
peng chen
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Do you think the Jan 30 is late for take the exam,because i am a Chinese ,I had to take the exam in this day,so a long holiday between those days,I am afraid when i go to take the exam , then i find the exam is closed.thanks
 
Nicholas Cheung
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Hi Peng,
According to Evelyn and Berts, there are still many vouchers available. Thus, there may not be too many people interested in this exam.
I guess seats may still available on Jan 30. Dont worried
Nick.
 
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why do you recive my post so quickly ?
till now ,still no advanced about the beta exam message,how do you prepare?
do you go to read through the jstl spec?
by the way ,why so late for your scjd score?I just receive on last Friday.
Do you had Ocp ,i am going for it,how long did you get it?
 
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Hi Peng,
till now ,still no advanced about the beta exam message,how do you prepare?

I have read several books for the preparation.
1. SCWCD Exam Kit for topics that exist in both exams (like Servlet, JSP, Patterns).
2. JavaServer Page for EL, JSTL, and custom tags.
3. J2EE patterns for the new patterns
4. JSP 2.0, Servlets 2.4 and JSTL 1.1 Spec

do you go to read through the jstl spec?

Yes.

by the way ,why so late for your scjd score?I just receive on last Friday.

I am still waiting for the grade.
I uploaded the assignment on Dec 30, 2003 and took the essay on the same day. I have received Prometric's confirmation that my assignment has been passed to a grader on 1 Jan 2004. Up till now, 2 weeks passed already, but still no news from it.

Do you had Ocp ,i am going for it,how long did you get it?

Yes. 1.5 months. My company paid the training courses and exam fees for me.
Nick.
 
peng chen
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My assignment is sent on Dec 3 ,so perhaps you hava to wait a while ,if you had not received the scores exceed 4 weeks,you should send the mail to Suncert to check the outcome,(my status is like this).
how foutunately for you,I spend all the certificate by myself
do you feel the the Ocp is easyer than java cert?
what is "JavaServer Page " and "J2EE PATTERN"please give me a link as reference ,are there pdf for them?
where are you from,India?
but i dont agree that you say the beta is not so appeal for people,because Kathy and Bert will think the web exam will appeal so many people(for too much people worked on Jsp and servlet),so they can not provides so more materials for it not like SCBCD,after all many people are familiar with the web component ,though people had not take a good preparation ,they also can take the exam well,so they two perhaps think that more people will take part in it.
 
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Hi,
i want to schedule my exam on 4th feb.....is that too late???plz let me know today so that i will register myself accordingly.
Rashmi
 
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Hi,
i called 1800 795 EXAM & scheduled myself for 4th of Feb.
Rashmi
 
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Hi,
REceived email confirmation from sun saying that my registration expiration date is 14th Jan 2005.........i think its a mistake.
Rashmi
 
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Hi Peng,

how foutunately for you,I spend all the certificate by myself

Not really. In fact, I havent planned to have OCP before. Just this time that my company requires some of the staffs to attend the training, as well as the exams.
IMO, my company just wants to tell people that how many experts it has.

do you feel the the Ocp is easyer than java cert?

No. I feel Java is a bit more easier. At least, I can trace the programs to see any problems, rather than hard memerize the DB concepts.
But the most lucky thing is, I have taken a course on Transaction Processing Theory, so that I can understand the Oracle practice more easily.

what is "JavaServer Page " and "J2EE PATTERN"please give me a link as reference ,are there pdf for them?

They are not in PDF format. I have these 2 books (bought by company ).
The links are:
JavaServer Page, 3rd Edition
Core J2EE Patterns: Best Practices and Design Strategies, Second Edition

where are you from,India?

Hong Kong

but i dont agree that you say the beta is not so appeal for people,because Kathy and Bert will think the web exam will appeal so many people(for too much people worked on Jsp and servlet),so they can not provides so more materials for it not like SCBCD,after all many people are familiar with the web component ,though people had not take a good preparation ,they also can take the exam well,so they two perhaps think that more people will take part in it.

I said this because of Berts and Evelyn's message. They said there are still a lot of vouchers available.
Please refers to:
Voucher update - many remain !
Nick.
 
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Hi rashmi,
REceived email confirmation from sun saying that my registration expiration date is 14th Jan 2005.........i think its a mistake.

I dont think this is a mistake, because each voucher has 1 year life time after we have used it for registering exams.
However, there are some exceptional cases, such as promotion code, and free vouchers, which are very rare (maybe more frequent nowadays ).
Thus, you may still defer your exam to 14 Jan, 2005, however, at that time, the exam is already closed.
Nick.
 
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I know the last day for take the exam is 6th Feb, why nobody register for that day arh? I just bookd the last day, because want more time to study , haha
 
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Hi kitty,

I know the last day for take the exam is 6th Feb, why nobody register for that day arh?

This is because you may not be able to take the test, even you have reserved a time slot for taking the exam.
According to Mr. Berts, one of the exam coordinators, he said:

Hope to clear up any confusion...
There is a certain number of beta exams that Sun will provide for free. Call that number X.
Because not everyone who gets a voucher actually shows up for the exam, Sun gives out more than X vouchers. The first X people to show up and take the exam will be the sample group to help Sun determine how to fine-tune the test for its live debut. Once X people have showed up to Prometric and actually taken the test, the beta is over. It could take 1 week for enough people to show up, or it could take 6 weeks. On another thread I *guessed*, (and it really is just a guess!!! ), that most everybody who goes to prometric within the first two weeks will probably get in, and that by the third week it's more likely that if you go, you may be too late. Remember, it's just a guess!!!
If you are amoungst the first X people to take the beta (the only ones who will), then it doesn't matter whether you take it early or late - Sun wants the entire sample population of test takers! So if you're in you're in!
Good luck!!

Thus, it means, say, if there are already X people who sit for the exam on Feb 1, 2004, the exam MAY be closed immediately. So, when you go to the test center on Feb 6, 2004, the beta exam is already closed, and you cannot take the exam.
That's why I do not want to take the exam too late. Otherwise, you may not be able to get in. And I do not want to take the risk that MAYBE there are still places for beta, while resutling in cant take part in the exam.
Nick.
[ January 14, 2004: Message edited by: Nicholas Cheung ]
 
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"little kitty",
I'll have to ask you to change your display name because it doesn't comply with the naming policy.
Thanks.
 
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I've just registered to take the exam on 26th as well. The same as Nicholas...
I don't want to take the exam too late, coz the sample amounts will be full... And I also don't want to take the exam too early, coz I 'm not that ready yet...
I hope that everything will be ok and I wish all of u the best for the beta exam...
 
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Hi All,
Thanks a lot for your help.i hope when i go to the exam on 4th i will get a chance to appear for the same........should not get closed by 1st Feb.Going to keep my fingures crossed.
Thanks again.
Rashmi
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michelle Wang
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I'm very sorry to use the nick name "little kitty", I dun know the naming rule here..........sorry sorry . now change to my real name .and Nicholas Cheung ,thank u for reply me, I think I have to change my exam date.
[ January 16, 2004: Message edited by: Wang Jing Li ]
 
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My friend and I will take it at 1 Feb ... I use Pro JSP 3.0 mainly.
 
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