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How to prepare myself for SCWCD?

 
Remko Strating
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Can you advise me some books for preparing myself for SCWCD?

Is the use of Apache Tomcat enough for practice?

Thanks for your answers.
 
Niranjan Deshpande
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Rameka..Welcome to the forum.

1. Get yourself a copy of Head First Servlets and JSP, and start
reading it as if its your bible.
2. Visit this forum as often as you can. Read and try to solve the
queries posted here. Read the experiences of the exam takers

hth
 
Niranjan Deshpande
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Forgot something,

1.Yes, Tomcat is what the exam expects you to practice upon.
2.The authors of the book that I mentioned in the above post are -
Kathay Sierra & Bert Bates.
 
Charles Lyons
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1.Yes, Tomcat is what the exam expects you to practice upon.
No - this is incorrect. The exam is conformant with the specifications; Tomcat occasionally is inconsistent with the specs. The exam does not expect you to use any one particular container for practising; any J2EE 1.4-compliant container will suffice. The J2EE specs (servlet 2.4 and JSP 2.0) are the ultimate reference for the SCWCD exam. For the most part however, Tomcat will be the simplest and easiest container to use for practising for the exam even though it has the odd quirk.
 
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I agree with charles lyons.

For the exam, the best starting point would be HFSJ by Kathy and Bert. Later you might also try Charles Lyon's book and David Bridgewater's book and when your exam date is approaching, you might look at www.examulator.com and SCWCD notes by Mikalai Zaikin.
 
Niranjan Deshpande
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Tomcat will be the simplest and easiest container to use for practising for the exam even though it has the odd quirk


Even I meant the same...just misused the words...
 
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I recommend using NetBeans (http://www.netbeans.org) which comes with a built in version of Tomcat. It allows easy debugging of both Servlets and JSP, hand editing of the deployment descriptor (WEB.XML) and you can easily switch to view the servlet generated by JSP page. Using Netbeans removes the need to set up Tomcat which the exam doesnt test you on.

Note that Tomcat is the reference implementation of the specs so it is supposed to math them, and for most practical and exam purposes it does match the spec.
[ June 18, 2007: Message edited by: Marcus Green ]
 
Remko Strating
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Thanks for your replies.

I have bought the HFSJ-book en will practice on Netbeans. I now use Eclipse, but it is always good to learn a new tool so that I can compare.
 
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