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SCWCD Obfuscation Level

 
K Thapa
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Hi,
I just wanted to get an idea of how obfuscated the SCWCD exam can get.
For eg. If there is a question like:

1. What will be printed out if this jsp code assuming DogAction is in request scope?

<% String byte = (String) request.getAttribute("DogAction") %>

<%= byte %>


Would the options be more like 1 or 2?

1) It won't compile.
2) It won't compile because byte is a reserved keyword.
 
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You only need to worry about the reserved words in the prefix of a tag. The exam wont go down to SCJP fundamentals like that.
 
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Earlier versions of the Java certifications were known for "tricky" kinds of questions. Over the last several years we've made a big shift towards more "performance based" questions. Questions that, whenever possible, tend to minimize memorization, and maximize the application of concepts. These exams aren't perfect for sure, but I think that if you focus your studies on what the important concepts are, what the "common" pitfalls are, and how the code should work, you'll do fine on the exams.

I would caution everyone to be careful in choosing the mock exams you use to study. There are a lot of good ones available, but it's also very easy to write "tricky" questions that aren't really a good representation of the real exam. I think you'll find links to good mocks in these JavaRanch forums, but we also see people posting questions from mocks that are really misleading!

hth,

Bert
 
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I would caution everyone to be careful in choosing the mock exams you use to study. There are a lot of good ones available, but it's also very easy to write "tricky" questions that aren't really a good representation of the real exam. I think you'll find links to good mocks in these JavaRanch forums, but we also see people posting questions from mocks that are really misleading!


thanks a lot bert for those words
these have really put a lot into my spirit.

as said by John, the exam wont go to the SCJP level. This too is a valid point as though you are certified programmer, you wont be revisng ALL those concepts a day before you give SCWCD

bert thanks a lot fpr this too -

but I think that if you focus your studies on what the important concepts are, what the "common" pitfalls are, and how the code should work, you'll do fine on the exams.
 
K Thapa
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Thanks John and Bert for the clarifications.
 
Niranjan Deshpande
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SCWCD Obfuscation Level - what the exam expects - is it covered well by the book ? ? ? or

do we need to prepare ourself to see 'never before seen scenarios' ?

thanks
 
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If there are questions you've never read about, then it will be one or two. I'd say that 99% of the topics are covered.
 
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If there are questions you've never read about, then it will be one or two. I'd say that 99% of the topics are covered.


thanks a lot satou !
 
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