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SCBCD vs SCWCD - Fight !!!

 
Dean Fredericks
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Hey
Im like to think i know my java pretty well. Ive got SCJP and SCBCD easy, and now im studying for SCWCD. But man, this SCWCD is hard. Whats all this tags and html and web syntax. Im a programmer for goodness sake i dunno this web stuff.
This exam - or a large majority of it seems to come down to do u know ur syntax, and not java syntax, tag and web syntax - amd learning suff parrot fashion. The whole lot goes over my head, and im considering bailing out of doing the exam.

My quetsion simply is -to those who have written the current SCBCD and SCWCD: -which is a harder exam?
-which is harder to study for?
 
sawan parihar
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Hi,
No exam is hard if you are ready to give it a good try. People saythat SCWCD is easy to pass.

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Jeff Walker
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Originally posted by Dean Fredericks:
Hey
...My quetsion simply is -to those who have written the current SCBCD and SCWCD: -which is a harder exam?


The three exams are quite different from each other. The SCJP is language, language and more language. The SCWCD is Servlets and JSPs (there is some weird syntax in JSPs, I agree) and the SCBCD exam is about writing code in a very limited sense. (Code to a bunch of interfaces, a few ejbXXX() methods and the Container baby-sits you through all services available, plus some horribly designed Deployment Descriptor stuff).

Comparing them is almost pointless, but for me the difficulty order was:
SCWCD: easy
SCJP: easy - medium
SCBCD: medium - hard

If you haven't done any servlets, or worse, serious JSP work before, might I suggest the following books:

The Marty Hall book:
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0130676144/qid=1106009057/sr=1-2/ref=sr_1_2/104-0826477-1092706?v=glance&s=books

The Deshmukh SCWCD exam book:
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1930110596/qid=1106008980/sr=2-1/ref=pd_ka_b_2_1/104-0826477-1092706

The Deshmukh book may be out of date now, I did the older 1.3 exam. Both books pretty much held my hand through the SCWCD exam, and after I studiously did a few practice exams on a cheap exam simulator, scored 96%. Thanks Deshmukh/Marty!
-jeff
 
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