Hello Everyone, I have gone through the book SCWCD Study Companion by Charles Lyons. The following were the good points about the book:
1. Very easy on reading - zero noise, wonderful narration and simply explained. 2. Concepts explained in detailed - a handy reference , even after passing the exam. 3. Chapter on EL,Std. Action, Tag File, Tag deployment and JSP Document - are really good.
The first few chapters 1~6 --> related to servlet technology(some have more of API than explanations..),security and design patterns - these chapters can be easily covered from any other source as well(Since some details are asmiss as well - so might go through Specs/HFSJ/or HD instead).
Overall I liked the book very much and I am keeping it for future reference on my shelf. For anyone new to JSP/Servlets and who find HFSJ a bit noisy - would find this book as a light breeze...