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Thanks Head First I Passed with 88%

 
Satish Saravanan
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Hello Rancher�s I had passed the exam with 88% (61 of 69) yesterday.

Thanks to
Firstly I would like to thank Bryan Basham, Kathy Sierra & Bert Bates for sharing there wealth to us.
For Mikalai Zaikin,Frederic Esnault,Cheenu Dev,Kalaivanan Darairaj for there notes.
For Satou kurinosuke ,John Meyer and all the JavaRancher�s for there continuing support.

About the Preparation
I had little knowledge of servlets and jsp before starting for preparation of the exam.
It had taken me roughly 2 months of preparation.The last week being for mocks.
The mocks that I had used are Jirish(free) &Jwebplus(commercial).
I had referred to the spec quite often when I had not understood some concepts.

About the Exam
Ha the exam contains 70 questions(not as 69) and evenly asked in all the topics.

The Section Analysis is as follows
The servlet Thechnology Model 100%
The structure and Deployment of web applications 87%(Lost 1Question)
The web container model 85%(Lost 1Question)
Session Management 71%(Lost 2Question)
Web Application Security 83%(Lost 1Question)
The JSP Technology Model 100%
EL 100%
Standard Actions 75%(Lost 1Question)
Tag Libraries 87%(Lost 1Question)
Custom Tag Library 100%
J2EE Patterns 83%(Lost 1Question)

I felt Session ,custom tag and standard actions to be little tough.

Refer to the Dynamic attributes tutorial of BrainBasham,like what should the Tag handler class implement and how it should be configured in the TLD. I had got 2 questions like that.
The patters is quite easy. Head first is sufficient. But do remember about the characteristics of each
Pattern carefully. I had lost in that.
The remaining are quite similar to Head First.

The Mistakes that I had done
I had taken the final mock exam from the book the evening before taking the exam.so there was no time
to go thorough were I was quite weak.

In the exam I did not mark the drag&drop answers in pad .when I revisited them they are gone.so doing the same
Questions again.I had got 8 questions.

About Final mock exam in the Head First.
Take the exam atleast by a day before taking the exam.It would be very usefull for you to go through the mistakes.I had got 66% in it.
First take the exam as said .Then without looking at the answers take some ones help to tell you how many answers are correct for each questions and retry to answer the question.I had got 83% in that. It will be the close to what you will be getting in the exam.I had got 88%(+5 more).

For those who are about to prepare for the Exam.
Head First is the wright choice.I had nearly wasted a lot of time in searching for a good book.
A commercial mock is an optional.But it had helped me.
First it will take a lot of time to start.Butdon�t loose hope.I personally wasted(usefull)a lot of time in first 5 to 6 chapters.I am not used to Head first style.But now I fell it is the best way around to learn.
Use JavaRanch regularly.

For those who are taking for the Exam.
The exam is quite easy,more or less the way in the final mock except that it shows how many answers are correct.
And all the Best to you.

Thanks
satish saravanan.G
 
Siddharth Purandare
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Hi Satish,

CONGRATULATIONS for the splendid SUCCESS!!! I don't find any thread better than you explained your strategy of preparation. Real good way to present to others. Have a nice future ahead!!! CONGRATS AGAIN!!!

Cheers
 
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Wow Satish, that's a great score!

Thanks for your detailed study notes.

Bert
 
Siddharth Purandare
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Hi Satish,

I didn't undertood what this means....

In the exam I did not mark the drag&drop answers in pad .when I revisited them they are gone.so doing the same
Questions again.I had got 8 questions.


What should one do in such type of situation? Please re-explain the problem and also its solution in detail.

Thanks...
 
Celinio Fernandes
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congratulations and thanks for your rich feedback !
 
Sayak Banerjee
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Congratulations man!!! Great score!!
 
Satish Saravanan
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To Bert
I really waited for this.I am really happy.No word to say.
I want to give details of how I prepared because IT IS FROM HERE I HAD TAKEN ie Knowledge

To Siddharth Purandare
While atending the drag and drop questions you have to drop the answer accordingly and then click the DONE button.If you revisit the question,it says that if you do so the answered attended previously will be lost.
so it is advisable to mark the answer carefully at the first attempt or mark it in the pad(material given by your center).It will be very usefull while revisiting.

Thanks for your replies
satish
 
Anitha Srinivasan
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Congrats Sathish !!! you made it. Your detailed notes really helping us and about the drag and drop questions according to me better donot revisit often.
what is your comments? Still i am confused and scared about the drap and drop Qs.
Once again congrats and its your day. Enjoy!

Thanks,
Anitha
 
Satish Saravanan
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To Anitha Srinivasan
Do not get scared of [B]DRAG&DROP[B] in fact i felt they are easy than the
remainig questions.They will be like place the life cycle of servlet,jsp in order of there execution,what are the API of the given implict objects.

Try to place in the correct place that is it.While draging the answer,try to leave the pointer exactly at the center of the box where you have to.

Thanks
satish
 
Edisandro Bessa
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Hey Satish,

Congratulations and welcome to Wall of Fame.

You can put your name there. It's free ! (lol)
 
Sreeraj G Harilal
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Congrats!!
 
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Congratz !
 
Satish Saravanan
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To Mikalai Zaikin
Thanks Mikalai Zaikin your notes are very usefull and a must read before the exam.
Thanks
satish
 
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congratulations.

your message is very helpful to me as i am preparing for the exam

Srinivas
 
Khaled El Masry
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Congratulations man and thanks for your rich detailed study notes.

Khaled
 
neetika sharma
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Congrads a lot for the sucess. And thanks for sharing the views. This is very helpful.
Gud wishes to you alwyz
 
neetika sharma
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Hi Satish,

Can you please help me with the notes of the persons you have mentioned.
I am unable to get the same.

Noted from" Mikalai Zaikin,Cheenu Dev,Kalaivanan Darairaj "

You can send them to neetikasood@yahoo.com,
It will be really helpful for my preperation.

Regards
 
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Hi Satish,

I am SCJP 5.0. and going to prepare for SCWCD 1.4. Could you please answer my query.
Is Head FIrst book is having mock in CD or within the book itself.

Thanks in advance.
Pawan
 
Satish Saravanan
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To Pawan preet
The Mock is available at the end of the book in the Appendix section.

To Neetika Sood
They are available Here.If you are not able to get it.Let me know.I will mail it to you.

Thanks
satish
 
Satish Saravanan
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To Pawan preet
The Mock is available at the end of the book in the Appendix section.

To Neetika Sood
They are available Here.If you are not able to get it.Let me know.I will mail it to you.

Thanks
satish
 
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Congratulations Satish
 
neetika sharma
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Originally posted by Satish Saravanan:


To Neetika Sood
They are available Here.If you are not able to get it.Let me know.I will mail it to you.

Thanks
satish[/QB]


Hi satish.... I m unable 2 get the same from the link specified...Kindly plzzzsend me through mail.I am at the final round of my preperation.
 
Satish Saravanan
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To Neetika Sood
I have sent it to your mail.
Hopes it helps you.
Best wishes for your exam.
Thanks
satish
 
neetika sharma
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Hi Satish,

Just to acknowledge you and thank you for mailing the notes:-)
 
Balaji Londhe
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Congrats & Thanks for your really helpful Kathy(Head First) way of explaining....
 
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