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Passed SCWCD with 94%

 
Yuriy Zilbergleyt
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Hi,

Gotta tell you, this score really surprised me. I only got a 77% on the HFSJ final mock exam, and my jdiscuss scores ranged from 70% to 87%. Well, I'm not complaining

For my preparation I read the first half of HFSJ, took a couple months break for some reason, discovered that I'd forgotten almost everything, and read the whole thing through from the beginning. I also studied the API's for a lot of the classes and interfaces used in the book, and took a look at the TLD entries for JSTL tags not described in HFSJ (c ut, c:forTokens, c:redirect.) Then I skimmed every chapter, taking the coffee cram tests again and did a bunch of the SCWCD 1.4 jdiscuss tests (http://jdiscuss.com/Enthuse/jsp/ShowAvailableTests.jsp).

I took the HFSJ final mock exam two days before the test, and the final night I looked at Sun's blueprints for the patterns covered on the test (http://java.sun.com/blueprints/corej2eepatterns/Patterns/index.html.)

A word of advice for everyone who takes the test in the future - when (not if) you come across questions that have no valid answers, put yourself in the shoes of whoever wrote the question and try to figure out what thought process was followed. Make sure to ALWAYS have the required number of answers checked, even if you know that there are not enough valid responses. Of course that's just plain common sense

-Yuriy
 
Karthik Rajendiran
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Hello Friend,
Thats really a great Score. Congrats
Have u referred any Specifications
Can you share any materials or preparation tips for us.

Thanks
karthik
 
Yuriy Zilbergleyt
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Thanks Karthik,

Like I said, I just used Head Fearst Servlets & JSP, jdiscuss.com sample tests, sun's core j2ee pattern blueprints for 5 of the required patterns (MVC is not in the blueprints), and the API specs (javadocs) for Servlet and JSP related classes. Also be sure to look up the <c ut>, <c:redirect>, and <c:forTokens> descriptions and more info on the "variable" attributes for Custom Tags and Tag Files since HFSJ doesn't adequately cover them.

I downloaded the full Servlet 2.4 and JSP 2.0 specs in PDF format, but after I saw how many hundreds of pages they were, I decided against reading them.

Good luck,
Yuriy
 
mohd. gulrez khan
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Hi Yuriy ,
Great Score ............
Thats enough to inspire anyone , including me .

Can u share some information about the mock exams that one can get .....

Thanks and Congrats again ,
Bye
 
Leandro Melo
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Great score! Congrats!!!

Anyway, there's a special forum just for exam results! Let's try to use it for this purposes!

I hope I do as good as you on my exam!!!
 
Kalyani Marathe
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Congrats!! Very Good Score !!!
 
shiva viswanathan
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hearty congrats on a successful venture .
now time to celebrate

well done

thanks a lot for the advice

catch you later
shiva
 
Bert Bates
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Wow!!

Awesome!!
 
Shanthi Mari
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Congrat!!!
Excellent score.
 
Sakthi Kani
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C O N G R A T S.....
 
hbkumar samdaria
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Hi Yuriy

CONGRATS!!!

where to find <c ut>, <c:redirect>, and <c:forTokens> descriptions and more info on the "variable" attributes for Custom Tags and Tag Files

Please let me soon.. as i have decided to take exams soon.

email me:yellowfish732000@yahoo.com
 
Mikalai Zaikin
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Originally posted by hbkumar samdaria:
Hi Yuriy

CONGRATS!!!

where to find <c ut>, <c:redirect>, and <c:forTokens> descriptions and more info on the "variable" attributes for Custom Tags and Tag Files

Please let me soon.. as i have decided to take exams soon.

email me:yellowfish732000@yahoo.com


hbkumar,

check this URL for short JSTL description:

http://java.boot.by/wcd-guide/ch09s03.html

HTH,
MZ
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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