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can i prepare for scwcd in 20 days max

 
amit taneja
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hi guys..

Can you pls tell me how much time is required to preprare for scwcd fulltime?


Is it right that HF book and jwebplus mock exam will be enough to score 90%?

and most importantly pls tell the optimum study strategy to apply for this exam ?

I mean experience ppl can give thier wisdom tips for good stratergy studying and to get above 90 % in certification exams ( pls put light on it)

can i prepare certification in 20 days ?

i can only make simple mvc model web-application but not used filters,sessions etc...

i would be gr8full if many ppl add thier experince and give valuable suggestions for fanduu study stratergies ...

Best Regards
[ June 12, 2005: Message edited by: amit taneja ]
 
amit taneja
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ranchers atleast pls reply ?

i hadn't expect such delay from ranchers.

anyway...still waiting for repsonse...

regards,
amit
 
shiva viswanathan
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Hi Amit ,

Frankly speaking i think no body answered because trying to prepare in 20 days(say even if you got 10 hrs per day) is stupid

Studying for 20 days and trying to do well on the exam is not a good idea.
You might be able to get a score of 90 but definitely i doubt if you will have good grip of the subject. Please understand i am talking from a normal person point of view and will depend on how many hours you put in each day.
But definitely 20 days i feel is less.

It will be especially good if you can try most of the examples on the HFSJ book. And yeah HFSJ and mock exams will mostly be enough to get you a score of 90 . I feel that it is always better to spread your prep time over a greater period so that you learn something and not just something for the exam.There is no point in simply collecting certifications

I feel a reasonable period would be 1 month for prep (avg 4-5 hrs per day)
1 week for mock exams and then one more final complete revision

Hope this helps

Please share your preparation strategy as well.

All the best for your preparation and for the exam as well

Catch You Later
Shiva
 
Anand Wadhwani
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Hi Amit,

I 101% agree with Shiva, additional 1% for his really really considerable advise to you!!!

I am a 6+ yrs software professional with 4.5+ yr experience in J2EE but still I am just a SCJP, though preparing good for SCWCD, and soon will be a SCWCD.

YES, there is simply no point in collecting ceritifcates, that's kind a stupid! A couple weeks ago I got a chance to take couple of interviews for a requirement, I was having 4 resumes, one of which had 4 ceritifications. I decided to take his interview first because I was sure that this guy will meet our requirements and I will save time by not doing other interviews. Would you believe I was ashamed with the kind of interview I had with this guy!!!

Here is my sincere advise (if you really are following responses in this post):

Put one month in completing HFSJ with 2-3 hr daily consistent/persistent study. If you spend more time say 6 hr a day there are chances you would forget the concepts soon and certification would become mere a certification and not knowledge.

Put another month in enthuware JWebPlus Mock exams

And there you are... a persistent web component developer and certified too!

Request you to think 10 times before you decide to get certified in 20 days!! In fact 20 days is way-ambititous, rather crazy! Better do an outing of 20 days to South if you are in India and West if you are in US :-)

Also believe me you CANNOT score more than 90% with fast study. More than 90% is possible with constant speed, not fast speed.

Like Shiva said, I would also strongly recommend hands on along with thoery. Otherwise you are learning nothing! You should enjoy two advantages of certification: Knowledge Acquisition and Feeling authentic - 'Certified'.

Please appreciate my and Shiva's such a long response, and do not try doing certification in 20 days pleeease!

BTW, an year is very long... consists of 12 months. You can get 3 certificates with cool pace, what is such a hurry with you! Please share if you dont mind.

ALL THE BEST.
 
shiva viswanathan
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Hi Anand

Thanks for supporting my view .

This is a bit off track but i thought i can get some tips from a seasoned professional especially someone who has experience of taking interviews.

I have some 2 years expreience and planning to attend some interviews.

Can you give us some tips on how to prepare for a J2EE interview.
What are the most possible topics and questions?
What does the interviewer want?

Do you interviewers go in with a specific questions in mind

How should you prepare for an interview

Does certification help and if so to what extent.

Request you to give your inputs . Will be really grateful if you can give some insight

Thanks
Shiva
 
Anand Wadhwani
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People come to this forum topic wise, so it's not good to divert from topic. Please click on this link below and submit a fresh post in following 'Jobs Discussion' forum.

http://www.coderanch.com/forums/f-37/Jobs

I normally do not check there but for you I would check and respond there.

or you can write me at anandwadhwani@indiya.com
 
amit taneja
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well i wana thanx you for giving wisdom regarding taking scwcd exam and its stratergy...thanx ..i have decided to do scwcd along with job...giving 2-3 hours daily..


Hey other ranchers are still wellcome to give thier views and comments..

thanx
[ June 18, 2005: Message edited by: amit taneja ]
 
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