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difference between exam 310-080 and 310-081

 
meimei li
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Hi,
I am thinking taking the Sun Certified Web Component Developer exam, but I saw there are two such ones on Prometric sites. One is for Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (310-810), and the other is for J2EE 1.4. What's the different between them? And which one is more recent and which one is easier?
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older (and easier) - 310-080
newer (and harder) - 310-081
 
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Great description Mikalai
 
Gaurav Sahni
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There are still some confusions!!!
1) What is the difference between SCWCD1.3 and SCWCD1.4 syllabus-wise? what topics have been added and what have been removed?
i have been studying for the 1.3 exam ? what all extra things do i need to study now ?
2) What on earth is this SCWCD1.4 Beta ? somebody has written that it is now gone...

Gaurav.
 
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1) What is the difference between SCWCD1.3 and SCWCD1.4 syllabus-wise? what topics have been added and what have been removed? i have been studying for the 1.3 exam ? what all extra things do i need to study now ?

The exam objectives can be found from:
http://suned.sun.com/US/catalog/courses/CX-310-080.html
and
http://suned.sun.com/US/catalog/courses/CX-310-081.html
The additional topics for 1.4 are:
- Expression Language
- Simple Tag and Tag files
- JSTL 1.1
- Some more design patterns, like Service Locator
You can find out the difference by comparing the exam objectives for the 2 versions.

2) What on earth is this SCWCD1.4 Beta ? somebody has written that it is now gone...

Beta exam is an exam that is NOT open to public. Beta testers will take the exam for around 160+ questions, and SUN will use the statistics obtained from the beta testers to determine the passing rate of the exam, as well as fixing some errors or typos, etc.
Usually, beta exam started around 3 months before the public exam is available. Take 1.4 as an example. The beta starts from Jan 17 to Feb 6. And the exam is released to public around the end of March. After the beta period ends, no beta anymore.
Nick
 
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So, when do you think we can expect SCJWSD?
 
Nicholas Cheung
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SCJWSD will be held between 29 Apr 2004 to 23 May 2004.
Nick
 
Gaurav Sahni
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Thanx Nick, for clearing the doubts.

Gaurav.
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Chinchi Lee
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Hi,
Any one recommand exam book for 310-081, 310-090, or 310-110?
Thanks.
David
 
Jacques Bosch
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Hi guys.
Where can I get study material for the following?


The additional topics for 1.4 are:
- Expression Language
- Simple Tag and Tag files
- JSTL 1.1


I am fine with all the rest, but haven't found resources for these.

Thanx much!
 
Karel KoboojBot
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- Expression Language
- Simple Tag and Tag files
- JSTL 1.1


You can find information about these topics on the official Java JSP site.

The book "Head First Servlet & JSP" will be coming out very soon and it is aimed specifically at the 1.4 version of the exam thus covering these topics extensively. Release date is set before the JavaOne conference which starts at June 28.
 
Jacques Bosch
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Release date is set before the JavaOne conference which starts at June 28.

Thanx man.
But two things. I need the material in electronic format, as I use a screen reader to access my PC.
And I need to write the exam in the next two weeks.

J
 
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Any one recommand exam book for 310-081, 310-090, or 310-110?


For 310-081:
Now - SCWCD Exam Study Kit + JavaServer Page 3rd edition
Soon - Head First Servlet and JSP

For 310-090:
Head First EJB

For 310-110:
Wireless Java: Developing with J2ME 2nd edition

Nick
 
Bill Lyons
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Originally posted by Mikalai Zaikin:
older (and easier) - 310-080
newer (and harder) - 310-081


One thing I would add is to check with folks attending JavaOne. I attended in 2001 and they were giving free betas of the original SCWCD exam.

Thanks,
Bill
 
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