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hi,

I am planning to do the SCJP soon (in the next month), and am thinking about whether to do the SCWCD exam next.

What i really want to know is how much time/effort does it take to pass it compared to the SCJP?

I have spent since mid jan preparing for the SCJP, and have found it hard going as i work fulltime (as a Java web developer near 3 exp.), but have also found it rewarding.

But i dont think i want to commit myself to such a heavy workload again for awhile, so guys can you give me your opinions on how much effort the SCJWD would require for me. I have a good knowledge of web apps (jsp,servlet,tag libs etc) as well design patterns .
 
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I am planning to do the SCJP soon (in the next month), and am thinking about whether to do the SCWCD exam next.


You'd better focus on SCJP first. You'll have plenty of time to ask for this when you've passed

What i really want to know is how much time/effort does it take to pass it compared to the SCJP?


There's a lot to remember (tags and API). But questions are not as tricky as SCJP. I think it's easier but there's still work to do.

But i dont think i want to commit myself to such a heavy workload again for awhile


If you're interested in it, you can still give it a quick read, and decide to go for it or not.

I have a good knowledge of web apps (jsp,servlet,tag libs etc) as well design patterns .


That's a plus. But don't take it for granted

Good luck.
 
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thanks Satou,

i will take your advice and have a look at whats involved after i've got the SCJP under my belt
 
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Hi,
I am a newbie in web application development and i am planning to give SCWCD.
I have passed SCJP 5.0.

Please suggest whether Head first book will be enough for preparation

Are most of the question ask your theoretical knowledge.(no exhibit button to click )
Is there a separate exam which tests your programming skill ?
 
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Dear Harshad,

you should check FAQs and other links in SCWCD forum to get the answers.

Head First JSP and Servlets from what i have heard is enough.

David Bridgewater is also good book.

There are many free mock exams available, you should check those (you will get them in the links i asked you to check out.)

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