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What to read from spec?

 
prashanth kumar
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Hello ranchers,
This time i want to cover spec as well along with HFSJ for the exam as its been suggested by many people who cleared the exam.Can anyone tell me what are all the important topics to read from spec?

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The spec defines how Servlets and JSP work and the exam covers Servlets and JSP. The spec is not an easy read and thus a second source is stongly advised. However the spec is the final word. I have been trying to add references to the relevent section of the spec into my writings on the exam. The important topics are the ones coverd in the exam syllabus.
 
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Thanks Marcus.
I have this problem where in all my previous exams[scjp1.5(86%) and SCBCD1.3(92%)],i used to read head first and do some commercial mocks.But in the exam ,i always got 3-4 questions in unknown territory.Along with those 3-4,i missed 1-2 of whatever i knew.So that added for significant number of misses.So this time i thought of going through spec for some tricky topics to makesure atleast iam aware of all the topics.Than my percentage may increase a bit.Thats why these thoughts.

Thanks Again
Prashanth
 
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So far I have not found the spec to cover anything I would describe as tricky, more that it sometimes adds in more details than other sources. A few days ago I was trying to verify which of the Listeners actually requires a mention in the deployment descriptor (see recent thread). I couldn't find an answer in any of the spec documents, so they are not the perfect learning tool.
 
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