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new to SCWCD..

 
Praveena Gupta
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hello friends,
Praveena here..
i have cleared SCJP with 77% , i m planning to go for SCWCD now...
what all do i need, books, specifications..
currently i have a laptop..do i have to buy a desktop computer? as my friend told me that if i would go for SCWCD i would need a server...please make me understand this point..why so?

thanks in advance...
i have heard about this forum a lot..and i m sure i will clear this exam too with all your help..

praveena..
 
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Welcome to SCWCD
First, you should have a look at the FAQ : http://faq.javaranch.com/view?ScwcdFaq
and at the links on the same page.

Your laptop will be ok. My computer is a laptop too.
You can install a web container like Tomcat and make your own web applications. Use a container supporting Servlets 2.4 and JSP 2.0.
So Tomcat 5.x will do.
 
Praveena Gupta
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thanks Satou for the information...

Satou,could you please mention some books too..from which i should start preparaing..
i have purchased one of kathy and Bert..
as i m totally new to servlets..so i guess this should be my first book to read ..
but which others books do i need to pass the exam?

thanks,
praveena
 
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You have the book that you need. Understand everything in the book in chap 1-3, and understand/memorize everything from Chap. 4 on (except Struts). Don't leave a single section unless you fully understand it. Do EVERY exercise. Go find another resource to enhance your understanding on the patterns section in HF (HF doesn't help you enough with that). After your done with the book, do lots of free practice exams from the web and you will do fine on the real one.

Barry
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Praveena Gupta
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thanks Barry..
sorry i could not reply early..as i was some busy with UML.finally i passed it today .IBM's 486 Exam..
So from Today i am going to start preparing for SCWCD...

as you said, i will definitely try to learn every concept , not leave anything..
Head first should be the first to read .. , and after that which book to go for? I have downloaded an online version of Hanumnat Deshmukh's book.But its a 2002 published book..
will it work for SCWCD 310-081 ?
or i have to search for a latest book?
and aboubt Head First, that i have of 2004.Is that OK for 310-081 ??

anything else which i should refer??

thanks in advance,
praveena
 
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