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Cleared my SCWCD

 
John Mallavalli
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I have passed my SCWCD exam with 88%. HF Servlets and JSP made the difference!! Thanks Bryan, Kathy & Bert.
 
Rafael Pereira
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Congratulations for the good score!

Do you mind sharing you experience/preparation with us? Which topic was the hardest?
 
J Abraham
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DHi john,

Big Congrats for ur score !!!

Could you share with us about ur SCWCD Prepartion .
 
Kejal Shah
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Congrats John!
Any tips n tricks?
 
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Congratz!!!

Well Done!!!
 
John Mallavalli
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Thanks Rafael,Jibin,Kejal & Narayanan for your wishes.
Well, it was a bit tough in the Custom tag libraries and the EL sections. But the other sections were relatively easy, not to forget the cunning catches which the exam folks are apt at. My luck was that I had about 6 easy questions on Design Patterns.

I personally feel that the HF book is sufficient to cover the EL and the Custom tag libraries sections.

I initially started off my preparation for the 1.3 version of this exam but couldn't take it and time flew by and the 1.4 version was ready. So in my initial preparation I used the SCWCD exam guide by Hanumant and Jignesh and it was worthwhile. So my preparation for 1.4 involved both HF and the book by H&J. I prepared in many bits and pieces with respect to time and my preparation spanned about an year of which I can say that the effective preparation was about 3 months. But my last 2 weeks of preparation was good and helped me to get that score.

If you guys have any specific questions in mind, do let me know so that I can do my best to answer them.
And all the best for your exam!!

Time now for some

Cheers,
John
 
J Abraham
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Hi john,

How was ur Mock exams ??? Which u think is the best-Enthuware or Whizlab? i am writing exam by the end of July.Started SCWCD prepartion with Java Servlet Programming by Jason Hunter.Plans to buy Head First next week.Is this enough for getting a score of 85%.Can u suggest me other tut's/Mock's needed for higher level prepartion.

Thanx in Advance...
 
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Hi Jibin,
I have not used any mock exams during my preparation. I just took the mock exam given at the end of the HF Servlets and JSP book. I haven't bought any of the exams by Whizlab etc.
I am not sure whether doing the mock exams from Whizlabs is going to improve your score drastically but they can give you a fair amount of idea as to how the questions would be in the real exam. If you have the extra buck to spend on these mock exams then you can go ahead and buy or else save those bucks to get you some booze after you clear your real exam.

Cheers,
John
 
Kejal Shah
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how much did u get in the HFSJ mock?
 
John Mallavalli
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Hi Kejal,

I managed getting only 40 correct in the final mock exam of the HFSJ. And I took this exam 10 hours before my real exam.

Cheers,
John
 
Kejal Shah
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Tat's really comforting news, mate
 
John Mallavalli
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Hi Kejal,
Did you take the final mock exam of HFSJ? If yes, how much did you score?
When are you planning to take the real exam?
Cheers,
John
 
Kejal Shah
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Took HFSJ mock on sunday 1st may. Score 44
takin the real exam on Monday. Scared to shits cos not gettin much time to prepare cos of heavy work and m a bit low on confidence.
 
John Mallavalli
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Haa..don worry. You can easily clear it. Actually I find the intent of the HFSJ mock exam is to scare the exam-taking-folks so that they are a bit more careful while taking the real exam.

And when you do clear your real exam, don't forget to send me a beer.
Cheers,
John
 
Kejal Shah
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Sure thing buddy!
 
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Hi John,

Thanx for ur reply.So you say Head First would help me to score 85%.what abt jsp & servlet specifications from Sun Microsystems.i think i could get in-depth knowledge abt servlets and jsp if i go through those Specifications.what do you think ?
 
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