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preparing for SCWCD, please help me

 
Sufian Abu Laban
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hi to all
I want to take the SCWCD 1.4 and I have HFSJ book but want from anybody to tell me

* How many hours I should spend study on the exam?
* Should I study another book or tutorial other than HFSJ ?
* How he studied from HFSJ?
* How many times he studied the book?
 
Sufian Abu Laban
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also I want just to tell you that I have one year experience in JSP and Servlet
 
Radhika Jonnalagadda
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Hey Sufian,


* How many hours I should spend study on the exam?

You should concentrate on for atleast 5 hours a day.Try preparing some notes for yourself when you read-on.Once you finish reading a chapter..read the summary/bullet points at the end of the chapter.read your notes and answer the mock questions.once you are done with the exam,review your answers.


* Should I study another book or tutorial other than HFSJ ?

In order to pass the exam, I think and believe that HFSJ is THE BEST.

* How he studied from HFSJ?

I assume this question is how to prepare for the exam.

* How many times he studied the book?

You can stop reading when you feel you are confident.

Hope this information helps.
 
Sufian Abu Laban
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ok thanx
but I want to know if I need to study another book behind HFSJ in order to get over 85% in the exam because I read that the HFSJ is not covering all exam question
 
Sufian Abu Laban
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and are there sites containings mock exams or practice questions?
 
Radhika Jonnalagadda
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Hey Sufian,
I cannot guarantee an 85%+ but HFSJ is a good book to achieve it. It depends on how you prepare and how you answer the questions.There are many people in this forum who got much better scores just by preparing from HFSJ and answering the only one mock exam from it.I believe and wish you could be joining the list of those people very soon.Good Luck all the way!
 
Rizwan Mohammad
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Hai Sufian,
I request you to go ahead and start the preparation with HFSJ. At the end, you will come to know what if at all you are missing something.. Keeping in regular touch with forum like this also helps you to know more than what books have..All the best for your preparation.
 
Paul Bourdeaux
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but I want to know if I need to study another book behind HFSJ in order to get over 85% in the exam because I read that the HFSJ is not covering all exam question

HFSJ is an excellent book, and all the questions on the test will be covered somewhere in the book. Keep in mind that the authors codeveloped the actual exam... so they knew what was going to be covered!

However, HFSJ does not cover everything there is to know reagrding servlets and JSps. No book could possibly do that - the subject matter is simply too broad. So you will occasionally hear people (especially in this forum) say things like "Oh no! <c:forTokens> and <c:redirect> weren't covered in HFSJ!" But don't worry, because they simply aren't on the exam. Check out Bert Bates' helpful answers to similar questions.

That being said, I would still recommend reading through the specs at least once...
[ November 22, 2005: Message edited by: Paul Bourdeaux ]
 
Gurunath Policherla
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Hi Sufian,
Check the mail thread of Alex

Alex: Passed SCWCD with 94%

Alex shared his WCD preparation experiences in this mail thread.
Hope it will answer your questions.

[ November 24, 2005: Message edited by: Gurunath Policherla ]
[ November 24, 2005: Message edited by: Gurunath Policherla ]
 
Somaiah Kannan
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Hi All,
I a new to this group. Can anyone tell me the expansion of HFSJ.

Thanks and regards,
Somaiah.
 
Vishnu Prakash
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HFSJ - Head First Servlet and JSP by Bryan Basham, Kathy Sierra & Bert Bates
 
Somaiah Kannan
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Thanks Vishnu.
 
Sufian Abu Laban
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Thanx all, I'm sure this will help me in passing the exam.
 
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