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Cleared SCWCD with 84%

 
Gyanesh Sharma
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I know it is not a great score. But it is good enough for most people. If you are not from Java background and planning to switch to Java, my experience could be useful.

I started preparing for SCJP on November first week. Got SCJB certification on Decemeber 9th. I scored 84% on SCJP also.
Then after a week I started preparing for SCWCD (with no J2EE knowledge) and cleared the exam on 2/6/06 with 84%.

My current job does not allow me to study for more than an hour per day. I used only Head First books for both the exams. For SCWCD exam I only took the mock exam from the book and got 43 questions right.

Since my current project ends this month (Feb'06) I did not have much time to prepare.

So if you can spend an hour a day, 45 days would be good enough to clear the exam even if you have zero experience on J2EE.
 
Yogesh Hingmire
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Congratulations, This is very good. You have more than a decent score.
How much time, if any did you spend on the Specs ?.
 
shanthisri mocherla
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Hi Gyanesh
congrats !!!Very Very Good score.

Did you get any questions on JSP Documents involving lot of code???
Did you get any questions involving options with lot of descriptive sentences??.
Any suggestions??
Going to give the test in couple of weeks.

shanthisri
 
Yati Tan
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Yippe ! Gr8 news. Hv fun ! Ny suggestions ? :roll:
 
wise owen
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Congratulations!!!
 
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Gyanesh Sharma
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Sorry for the delayed response. To answer some of the questions.

I spent about 4 hours on the specs. Mostly I scanned the specs to make sure I did not miss something completely. I concentrated on parts which I felt I was week after reading the HFJS.
I read the book once and tried to recollect everything and then read only the parts of the book that I had completely forgot.
I practiced only one mock exam (from the book) and then re-read the parts of the book based on my wrong answers. I studied the specs related to mock test questions that I missed.
I did not prepare my own notes. However I used the notes availabe on the net.
I did not get lengthy questions regarding the JSP documents.
Some questions were lengthy which I skipped in the beginning and worked in the end.

Suggestions:
1. Read the study notes prepared by those who have already take the exam. These notes are available on the web and you can find 'em by googling SCWCD notes.
2. Spend atleast two days reviewing all the questions that you miss and read everything about the area that you are weak. (book, specs and web)
3. I spent a lot of time on EL and I still missed a couple of questions on EL. So you might want to do more practice on EL.

Most likely you will get better score on the real test than you expect based on your preparation and mock test scores.
 
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