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Srikanth Raghavan
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Hi,

I haven't worked on Servlets or JSP before, but I am planning to take the exam. So, I got myself a Head First and now I have completed 5 chapters in the last one week.

The book is amazing and more interesting than a detective novel. I am understanding things quickly and easily. But, one thing is really scaring me.

I am taking the mock exam questions in each chapter and I am just getting 5 questions right if there are 10 of them. And most of the questions that I am getting wrong are from API and specifications.

I can go back and read the chapter and take the mock up again, but I am fully understanding the content. So, do I need to memorize the servlet and jsp spec for the exam?

I am sure that I have to know the API very well, but my concern is about the specification.

And please give me your suggestions on preparing for the exam or point me to another thread or place where I can some tips...

Thank you,
Srikanth.
 
Marc Peabody
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5 out of 10 on the HF mock exams isn't that bad of a score. Remember that they don't tell you how many answers to choose while the real exam does tell you. HF made their questions slightly tougher because they know you'll learn more from the questions you get wrong than from the ones you get right.
 
Cai DongShan
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Don't worry about it. Please refer to the thread for my experience.

You should memorize all the methods in the interfaces/classes presented in the HFSJ for the exam. You don't need to memorize the servlet and jsp spec for the exam.

You don't need to understand all and memorize all at the first time you read the book, you can do it when you re-read the book. Good luck to you.
[ May 31, 2006: Message edited by: Cai DongShan ]
 
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