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preparation for SCWCD

 
Sany Bel
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Hi I want to start preparing for SCWCD 1.4 exam. Are there any good books like Head First's that can get me through this exam?
 
Nicholas Cheung
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There is no book currently released for SCWCD 1.4.
You may need to wait till June for HF Servlets and JSP.
Stay tune.
Nick
 
fethi makhlouf
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Hi Nicholas
according to that page
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/index%3Dblended%26field-keywords%3Dhead%252520first%252520scwcd/002-5504539-2107241
i am affraid we'll be obliged to wait for Sptember 2004!
 
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Kathy and Bert are already try their best to work out the book.
Anyway, I am not in hurry of getting this book.
Nick
 
Sany Bel
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Is it possible to pass the exam by reading specifications? If so, what versions of jsp and servlet specification is this exam based on?
 
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Sure, you can pass the exam by reading the specification only, but it maybe a bit difficult as some of the concepts are quite difficult, and some concepts are discussed very breif in the specification, like EL.
FOr SCWCD 1.4, it is based on the specifications of:
1. JSP 2.0
2. Servlet 2.4
3. JSTL 1.1
 
Sany Bel
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What is the difference between 1.3 and 1.4 exams? I mean objecrive wise. What additional objectived are covered in 1.4 that are not covered in 1.3?When I looked at Sun site, I saw that the only additional objective was that of EL.
 
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Section 9: Building JSP Pages Using Tag Libraries
- For a custom tag library or a library of Tag Files, create the 'taglib' directive for a JSP page.
- Given a design goal, create the custom tag structure in a JSP page to support that goal.
- Given a design goal, use an appropriate JSP Standard Tag Library (JSTL v1.1) tag from the "core" tag library.

In 1.3, there is NO tag files concepts, and JSP 1.2 does not include the specification JSTL 1.1.

Section 10: Building a Custom Tag Library
- 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.
- Using the PageContext API, write tag handler code to access the JSP implicit variables and access web application attributes.
- Given a scenario, write tag handler code to access the parent tag and an arbitrary tag ancestor.
- 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.
- 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.

There is NO Simple tag model in 1.3, as well as the tag file mode.
Nick
 
AJ Brown
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I just pre-ordered the SCWCD book and Amazon told me that the estimated shipping date is June 29.
[ April 22, 2004: Message edited by: AJ Brown ]
 
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