I finally cleared SCWCD 1.4 with 95%. My preparation was as follows: 1. HFSJ (Head first JSP and Servlets by Kathy Sierra,Bert Bates and Bryan), The book covers all of the topics of the Objectives, but for Syntax of the Standard Actions and JSTL core actions...refer the specs. 2. Mock Test at the end of the book. 3. Mock Test for SCWCD at javaranch. 4. Referred JSP/Servlet/JSTL Specs only on the things which i found not fully covered in HFSJ, like taglib implicit map, JSTL core tags syntax etc.
I would like to thank all Ranchers for clearing my doubts.
It would be a big favour if you could list all the topics for which you referred the specs . Many of us are not sure what are the topics that we need to read from the specs or which are not covered in the HFSJ in detail If you could tell us that from your experience , I am sure that is going to be a big help
These are Some of the topics i reffered in Specs are: 1. Servlet Specs i read fully, but the Qns on servlets were completely covered in the HFS. 2. JSP: I read chapters 5,8,JSP.7.3 The Tag Library Descriptor 3. for EL, I found the things described in HFS is enough to answer the questions. 4. Security no need to refer any other topic, as the book describes it fully and look for <security-constrait> tag, which is mandatory and which is not