I am planning of sitting for SCWCD 1.4 exam on 5th,that is exactly 7 days from now.I have read HF Servle and JSP a good lot and have done quite a few mocks on j2eecertificate.com and jdiscuss.com.Have been preparing for about 3 weeks now,.
Anybody maybe from the co-ordinators or Kathy,Berts please tell me waht exactly to zero in these final days.
What i understand is
1.Pay attention to the specific methods in various interfaces,Dont try to confuse which method belongs to which class.e.g forward() method is available in which Interfaces 2.Have a good knowledge of DD used .I understand from mocks that some 5 questions usually come from the DD only. 3.Have a good reading and knowledge of syntax of directives ,expressions etc etc. 4.Gottchas for doGet,doPost in HTML. 5.Learn the JSTL tags 6.Learn the EL tags very well 7.Learn which Listener would be used in which situation.HF has it very well done in the 6th chapter at the end. 8.Try to solve as many questions on Design Patterns as possible from mock tests and put the crux of those in 1 sheet of paper for each DP.This is one topic where there is 100% surity of marks.
I am sure that experts here would surely reply to that and would give more specifics.
The final minute gottchas written by Kathy for SCBCD 1.3 were really helpful.If she can provide the same for SCWCD 1.4 ,it would be a life-saver.
I'm in a similar position to yourself, but I would imagine the questions are pretty random, following a general theme. I.e. obviously the larger topics will get a greater weighting but I don't think that 20 questions on JSTL / custom tags in one sitting would imply the same for any other sitting.
Going by the SCJP certification, I think they like to test people on, pretty much, the whole spectrum.