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Passed SCWCD with 94% - My two cents

 
Alex Cheung
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Hello All:

I used the HF book, CertGear, Sun's mock exams, and this site for preparation (two months). I felt that the exam, at least the one I told, ask for details that are either too detailed or is not covered in the book at all. For example, I recall one question that ask whether a filter or servlet is instantiated first in a drag and drop style. I don't recall that being anywhere in the book. Anyway, I think the book and other materials I used was enough to eliminate most questions to two possible answers, but then I had to guess the right one based on my work experience or common sense. Anyway, moving on to the SCBCD and hopefully my experience will be better...
 
Radhika Jonnalagadda
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Hey Alex,
Congratulations.
Good Luck for your next one.
 
Narendra Dhande
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Congrats
 
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Rizwan Mohammad
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Congrats Alex.
 
Kim Lauwers
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Originally posted by Alex Cheung:
at least the one I told, ask for details that are either too detailed or is not covered in the book at all. For example, I recall one question that ask whether a filter or servlet is instantiated first in a drag and drop style. I don't recall that being anywhere in the book.


I haven't taken te exam yet, I'm still studying for it, but I know the feeling, i've took some mock examens and had te same feeling.

But your question, i i'm not mistaking, the servlets are first instantiated not?
 
Kim Lauwers
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Originally posted by Kim Lauwers:


I haven't taken te exam yet, I'm still studying for it, but I know the feeling, i've took some mock examens and had te same feeling.

But your question, i i'm not mistaking, the servlets are first instantiated not?



If found this on a mock exam:

Problem

Select the correct sequence of actions that a servlet container performs before servicing any request.

1. Instantiate listeners defined in the deployment descriptor.
2. Initialize filters defined in the deployment descriptor.
3. Initialize servlets that are set to load on startup.
4. Call the contextInitialized method on the listeners implementing ServletContextListener interface.

Answer:
1 4 2 3
 
Alex Cheung
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Thanks alot! That is the EXACT question I got in a drag-and-drop style. But I had to guess based on common sense. I don't even seeing this in HF.
 
Alexander Kolesnikov
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Yes, and there other things on the exam not covered in HF. Many questions on EL. And some picky stuff about standard actions. They seemed so simple for me, so this is the topic for which I got just 25% (while the total result was 86%).
 
Dmitry Konyukh
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Originally posted by Alex Cheung:
Thanks alot! That is the EXACT question I got in a drag-and-drop style. But I had to guess based on common sense. I don't even seeing this in HF.


Just FYI, I got exactly the same question on the exam 2 weeks ago
 
Alexander Kolesnikov
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Originally posted by Dmitry Konyukh:


Just FYI, I got exactly the same question on the exam 2 weeks ago


I had it too. Looks like everyone gets this glorious question.
 
Paul Bourdeaux
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Don't Post Questions from Real Exams!

I know the original post was froma mock exam... but some of the replies are talking about the real exam. You may want to do some editing before a bartender does it for you.
 
Dishaan D Ahuja
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Congrats Very Impressive Score.

I am planning to give SCWCD exam on Friday. I was thinking that HFSJ covered everything. I have only read HFSJ and scanned through specs. I have attempted few mock exams. I am able to get fairly good score. I have done HFSJ mock I got 91% score. I do not have any experience before with servlets and JSP. I am student of Grade VII and probably youngest SCJP. Do you think I need to do something else to ensure that I will be able to pass SCWCD with good score.

Regards,

Dishaan Ahuja
 
Alex Cheung
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No, you do not need any more practice. I am 100% certain you will pass the exam with flying colors. I am currently 1/4 way thru my studies with SCBCD and will be checking that forum more frequently now. GOOD LUCK ON FRIDAY!
 
halena chen
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Congratulations!Can you tell me where can download the sun's mock exams?
Thanks!!!
 
Alex Cheung
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The exams may be purchased at http://java.sun.com for $75USD. It consists of 3 mock exams.
 
Richard Teston
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Congrats Alex! Could you give us some url link on EL articles or references that covers it extensively. Thanks, and goodluck for your SCBCD.


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Alex Cheung
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Richard, I just used the HFSJ for the EL stuff. EL is very easy and the materials on EL in HFSJ is more than enough for the exam. Just keep these in mind: know the . and [] notations inside out, know how to use EL functions, and know that operands in EL operators are extremely flexible. I would say the exam is much more theoretical than SCJP. As long as you know the materials and are confident going in, you will pass!
 
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