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I Passed! I Am a SCWCD!! Thanks So Much To Bryan,Bert,Kathy For HFSJ,Best Book Ever!

 
Bob Nedwor
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I did it!! I did it today!! I passed the Sun Certified Web Component Developer's Exam!!

Please note that in my opinion, the Mock Exam in the back of the HFSJ book is not just a little harder than the real test, but it is A LOT HARDER!

Although I think the questions in this forum's mock exam are somewhat easier than the real test.

Anyway, my score wasn't the greatest, because I just wanted to get the certificate, with the least amount of time invested. And it worked.
Not bad for a guy who has never had a position as a developer before...But not for long. I am certain that the SCWCD exam is now going to open up even more opportunities for me!!

See you players at JavaOne!!
[ February 19, 2007: Message edited by: Bob Nedwor ]
 
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Congratulations

I am certain that the SCWCD exam is now going to open up even more opportunities for me!

I hope it will
 
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Congrats!
 
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Many Many Congratulations
 
Hdi Zri
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Congratulations Bob

I am new registered in the forum.

I hope really to get SCWCD.

but is there any Certifications I ve to get before ?

How is the shorter time way to get SCWCD ?

What are the best Mock exams to prepare it ?

and further advices I ll be due to you .

Thanf you for your heelp
 
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Congratulations!
 
Roby Abraham
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Congrats Bob! I am working on the same thing.

To answer Zri, Yes you need to pass SCJP before sitting for SCWCD.
 
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Congratulations, Bob.

Thanks for the note here as well as the private email message. We are pleased that you like HFSJ and felt that it helped your study for the exam.

I noticed in your signature that you have also passed the SCJD (Java Developer) exam. Not many take this exam, but I feel that it is one of Sun's best exam because it is totally skill-based (you create an actual Java program) as opposed to knowledge-based like the SCJP or SCWCD. I took SCJD a few years ago and had a blast coding it up. What was your experience?

Cheers,
Bryan
 
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Congrats
 
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Congrats Bob

I am also planning to take SCWCD 1.4
What are other study materials did you refer other than HFSJ...
 
Bob Nedwor
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Thanks so much to all you SCWCDers!!

Bryan: Yes. After passing the Sun Certified Java Programmer's Certificate, I bought HFSJ and installed Tomcat on my Solaris box. But then a Developer Guru at my work place advised that if I really want to get a position in Development more quickly, because of my minimal programming experience, I should take the SCJD first. I am really glad I listened to him. Even if he turns out to be wrong, I had so much fun taking the SCJD and I learned so much, but in a different way than what I learned studying for the SCWCD exam. SCJD was good for me because of my minimal development experience and I learned so much about the real issues Developers face in the real world, documentation, ambiguous/conflicting requirements, etc. SCJD is unique. I enjoyed the process tremendously. However, often during the period working on the SCJD, I kept wanting to go back to my HFSJ book and learn more about Servlets and JSPs, but I had to resist. So after hanging up the hard-won SCJD Certificate, I immediately want back to my HFSJ book and my Tomcat instance and embarked on this SCWCD exam. It took me so long because I have demanding QA position at my work and I don't have as much time to study, but I just stuck with it, thanks to your killer HFSJ book, and was able to pass the exam. It is hard to compare SCJD and SCWCD. They are both awesome, but different. For me I had to take the SCJD first, but others may see differently.


Hdi Zri: Yes, Roby is correct. You have to get the Sun Certified Java Programmer's Certificate first. Then you can take the Sun Certified Web Component Developer's Exam.

Michelle pinks: Thanks. I only used HFSJ and this Javaranch forum, plus maybe some of the Tomcat documentation at times, but that is about it.

Good Luck to the rest of you SCWCDers. You will all pass, too, soon!
[ February 22, 2007: Message edited by: Bob Nedwor ]
 
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Congratulations Bob! And thank you for sharing your experience with us.

 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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