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Some tips for exam takers

 
Deepak Bala
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Hi everyone,

Passed the exam today with 91%. Some tips.

* Use the bathroom before you take the exam.

* Purchase the head first book and go through it carefully. Some of the questions there actually made it to the read exam with the wordings slightly changed. This book is a must buy.

* I would recommend the Enthuware mocks. They were extremely useful and the questions there really helped. I was able to answer some extra questions because of the mock exam questions.

* Dont ignore stuff like the <%@ variable %> thing or dynamic attributes or <jsp:invoke>. I got two questions from dynamic attributes !!! Also dont ignore the small stuff like EJB mappings etc etc in the web deployment chapter. They will be on the exam. Count on it.

* Learn design patterns well. I got around 10 questions from design patterns. I have to say here, I dont know why people criticized the design patterns section in the head first book. I found it good and it was enough to answer the questions in the real exam. Good work Kathy and Bert !

* Dont ignore jstl and el. Around 10 to 20 questions will comprise these topics.

* Read the question carefully before you mark an answer. It can be frustrating to miss out on question as simple as the <scripting-invalid> element if you dont read the question properly.

Good luck to those taking the exam. This exam was tougher than the SCJP and truly tested the concepts that I had learnt. Very cool !
 
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congrats

 
Kishore Balla
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Congrats


Originally posted by John Meyers:


* Learn design patterns well. I got around 10 questions from design patterns. I have to say here, I dont know why people criticized the design patterns section in the head first book. I found it good and it was enough to answer the questions in the real exam. Good work Kathy and Bert !



I agree 100% on this.. I had learnt design patterns only from HFSJ and still scored 100% in that topic
 
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Hi John,

Congratulations!!!

I am preparing for SCWCD.
Also dont ignore the small stuff like EJB mappings etc etc in the web deployment chapter

Can you please explain the type of questions related to EJB Mappings we can expect on the exam.

Thanks in advance.
 
Deepak Bala
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I am talking about the <ejb-ref> , <local-home> etc etc elements that are featured in head first. Read the web deployment chapter well and memorize these elements that make an appearance on a page or two. They will defenitely peep their heads on the exam.
 
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Congratulations!!!
 
Dhanya Palanisamy
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Congarts !!!

I too cleared SCJP 1.4 on saturday.
Preparing for SCWCD. I have little working experience in j2ee.
Can you pls tell me how long it will take to prepare.
 
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It depends on the person taking the exam. With no experience I think it would roughly take 3 months to learn the concepts well. Thats only my opinion anyway. Good luck for your exam
 
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Wow John, great score!

Thanks for the kind words, we're glad the book helped.

Bert
 
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Excellent score John.

Thank you for your tips. I am going to take it very soon and your tips were very usefull.

Congrats!
 
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Congratulations !

I am quite surprised to see that EJB mappings are on the exam.
There are a lot of things to memorize
 
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Congratulations
 
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Congratulations!!!
 
Celinio Fernandes
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hey,
first congrats again.
Second, what questions did you get about dynamic attributes ?
I do not see many questions about them in the mocks, and they're not in the HFSJ book.
Thanks
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You need to know that the <dynamic-attributes> element should be set to true and you must implement the DynamicAttributes interface. I suggest you go through Bryan's tutorial.
 
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