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Passed exam with 91%

 
Taka Chan
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Last saturday, I have finally passed the SCWCD 1.4 with 91%. The score exceeds my expectation as I am targeted for about 80%. And again, the +20% rule holds again as I got 72% for the HFSJ final mock exam.

By the way, the feeling for passing the exam is great. I will take a break and then start to prepare the SCBCD exam.

I have prepared the exam by the followings:

1) Read HFSJ thoroughly 2 times
2) Doing all mock exams mentioned in this thread
http://www.coderanch.com/t/170315/java-Web-Component-SCWCD/certification/SCWCD-Exam-Tips

Finally, I would like to thank you all the gurus who share their valuable experiences for me to prepare for the exam. ^_^
 
Kristin Stromberg
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Congratulations, Taka! Don't forget to update your signature :-)
 
him tan
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Congratz for such a nice score.
Did you study servlets and jsp specs from Sun for the exam? And how much time it took you to prepare?
 
Taka Chan
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Actually, I have not downloaded and read the JSP & servlet specs, I just have an idea of the specs from the lines written on the first page on each chapter in HSFJ.

For the preparation time, actually, I intended to take the SCWCD 1.3 exam more than 18 months ago. I had finished the reading on Jan 2004 but I found that SCWCD 1.4 would be released soon. So I postponed to take the exam and waiting for HSFJ to be published. However, the publish date of HSFJ had been delayed from June 2004 to Sept 2004 and I have some personal issues to deal with at the second half of 2004. Then I restart my study again in Mar 2005, but I do not spend to much time to study everyday. When I have spare time, I will spend less than 2.5 hours to finish reading and complete the quiz for each chapter. After reading HSFJ thoroughly twice, and spend one week's time to do various mock exams, I pass the exam with ease.

To sum up, I think if you can spend about 6 weeks' time to study HSFJ intensively. And finish most of the mock exams listed in the thread I mentioned earlier (on average I got more than 80% for each mock exams), then you can pass SCWCD with high score.
 
Taka Chan
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Sorry for my typo in my previous post. Should be HFSJ, not HSFJ.
 
him tan
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Thanx Taka
 
Nicky Eng
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congratz....all the best for the next cert.
 
J Abraham
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Big Congratz Taka !!!
 
Esam Ahmed
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CoNgRaTz Taka,

Great score on a hard exam..
I would definately say that 20% rule always holds...
I pretty much wanted to say this a 30% rule as it happened to me....
I had only 55% on the Final mock of HFS/J but 85% on the actual exam...

Thanks for sharing the experience...

Esam
SCJP 1.4, SCWCD 1.4, SCBCD (in progress - real slow)
 
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