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Cleared SCWCD :-P

 
Sandeep Singh Kunwar
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Hi All,
It gives me immense pleasure to inform you that I cleared SCWCD1.4 on 29 May 2007 with 84% .
Eventhough i din't scored well on some easy topics but 100% in Design Pattern and Deployment made me enough happy to celebrate so long .
It was a nice experience as I didn't have to study a lot like SCJP. I was working on web technologies since 2 years, which were really helpful.
Thanks to all Ranchers and authors for their invaluable explanations!
So here are my experiences.

PREPARATION
I referred "Head First Servlet & JSP" by K & B & Bryan. And it�s sufficient to clear the exam with a nice score. For Design Patterns I referred Deshmukh�s Book. It is a nice book. Apart from that I also tried some mocks (Not much). Moreover there is lots of stuff on net.
Revision of HFServlet & JSP bullets point and exercises with No Dumb Questions helps a lot.
In the last, Final quiz from HFSJ is mandatory. And guys say that:
Final exam�s score + 20 = SCWCD score
Even though in my case it was amusing. I scored in 58% in final mock and 84% in SCWCD, almost reverse . I guess I was feeling sleepy in mock exam .


VALUE OF CERTIFICATION
When I posted blog on SCJP in past, I remember i was searching for a good Company to give me a chance and today I am in IBM India Pvt Ltd. Certification helped me in improving my knowledge, confidence and profile.

APPRAISAL FOR HFSJ
Must say that it is the best book available in market, which actually speaks with the reader. A GUI based book is more effective than any other method. Whenever I tried to skip any exercise� it prompted me� �Wait, this exercise is not optional� � and I had to solve that exercise with a smile. Every important point was in boldly mentioned � no way can any reader skip it. Questions in exercised are close to exam except that I always missed correct number of questions (I want to show my anger hgggxxxx ).
Simply this book burns every important bit into your memory�s hardware (hope memory is not RAM).

FOR K & B:
Thanks a lot guys. Sun certifications really help me to grow professionally, and credit goes to you. Yours SCJP1.5 and HFSJ makes me addictive of Head First series, but its not fare that now you are not publishing any Head First for JWS and Architect level . I understand your stand, that number of candidates are not much for these exams, but I know that number will significantly increase if their will be Head First series for these exams. So kindly, publish them ASAP before I finish HFEJB .

MISSION WHAT NEXT ?
From some days i am partying. And now I am searching for �Letters of Vivekanand� book. Want some rest! Well for future, even though I want to go for JWS and Architect, but I am of course not going to give them, as there is no Head First Series for them Just pushing K & B.


Hey Marc can you hang me on Wall of Flame oops I mean Fame, if i am eligible 
Thanks a lot!
[ June 16, 2007: Message edited by: Sandeep Singh Kunwar ]
 
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Congrats
 
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Congratulations!
 
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great going. enjoy your beer!
 
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Congratulations
About the Wall of Fame, you can edit the page yourself and add your entry
 
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Congratulations.

You've done a good job.

I only have started with the certification. I understand there is also need to have knowledge about design patterns. Does the book Head First "Design Patterns" cover everything, because I bought that book in the past for giving me an overview of design patterns.
 
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Originally posted by Sandeep Singh Kunwar:
Hi All,
It gives me immense pleasure to inform you that I cleared SCWCD1.4 on 29 May 2007 with 84% .
Eventhough i din't scored well on some easy topics but 100% in Design Pattern and Deployment made me enough happy to celebrate so long .
It was a nice experience as I didn't have to study a lot like SCJP. I was working on web technologies since 2 years, which were really helpful.
Thanks to all Ranchers and authors for their invaluable explanations!
So here are my experiences.

PREPARATION
I referred "Head First Servlet & JSP" by K & B & Bryan. And it�s sufficient to clear the exam with a nice score. For Design Patterns I referred Deshmukh�s Book. It is a nice book. Apart from that I also tried some mocks (Not much). Moreover there is lots of stuff on net.
Revision of HFServlet & JSP bullets point and exercises with No Dumb Questions helps a lot.
In the last, Final quiz from HFSJ is mandatory. And guys say that:
Final exam�s score + 20 = SCWCD score
Even though in my case it was amusing. I scored in 58% in final mock and 84% in SCWCD, almost reverse . I guess I was feeling sleepy in mock exam .


VALUE OF CERTIFICATION
When I posted blog on SCJP in past, I remember i was searching for a good Company to give me a chance and today I am in IBM India Pvt Ltd. Certification helped me in improving my knowledge, confidence and profile.

APPRAISAL FOR HFSJ
Must say that it is the best book available in market, which actually speaks with the reader. A GUI based book is more effective than any other method. Whenever I tried to skip any exercise� it prompted me� �Wait, this exercise is not optional� � and I had to solve that exercise with a smile. Every important point was in boldly mentioned � no way can any reader skip it. Questions in exercised are close to exam except that I always missed correct number of questions (I want to show my anger hgggxxxx ).
Simply this book burns every important bit into your memory�s hardware (hope memory is not RAM).

FOR K & B:
Thanks a lot guys. Sun certifications really help me to grow professionally, and credit goes to you. Yours SCJP1.5 and HFSJ makes me addictive of Head First series, but its not fare that now you are not publishing any Head First for JWS and Architect level . I understand your stand, that number of candidates are not much for these exams, but I know that number will significantly increase if their will be Head First series for these exams. So kindly, publish them ASAP before I finish HFEJB .

MISSION WHAT NEXT ?
From some days i am partying. And now I am searching for �Letters of Vivekanand� book. Want some rest! Well for future, even though I want to go for JWS and Architect, but I am of course not going to give them, as there is no Head First Series for them Just pushing K & B.


Hey Marc can you hang me on Wall of Flame oops I mean Fame, if i am eligible 
Thanks a lot!

[ June 16, 2007: Message edited by: Sandeep Singh Kunwar ]
 
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great going...
Keep it Up

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Originally posted by Sandeep Singh Kunwar:
Hi All,
It gives me immense pleasure to inform you that I cleared SCWCD1.4 on 29 May 2007 with 84% .
Eventhough i din't scored well on some easy topics but 100% in Design Pattern and Deployment made me enough happy to celebrate so long .
It was a nice experience as I didn't have to study a lot like SCJP. I was working on web technologies since 2 years, which were really helpful.
Thanks to all Ranchers and authors for their invaluable explanations!
So here are my experiences.

PREPARATION
I referred "Head First Servlet & JSP" by K & B & Bryan. And it�s sufficient to clear the exam with a nice score. For Design Patterns I referred Deshmukh�s Book. It is a nice book. Apart from that I also tried some mocks (Not much). Moreover there is lots of stuff on net.
Revision of HFServlet & JSP bullets point and exercises with No Dumb Questions helps a lot.
In the last, Final quiz from HFSJ is mandatory. And guys say that:
Final exam�s score + 20 = SCWCD score
Even though in my case it was amusing. I scored in 58% in final mock and 84% in SCWCD, almost reverse . I guess I was feeling sleepy in mock exam .


VALUE OF CERTIFICATION
When I posted blog on SCJP in past, I remember i was searching for a good Company to give me a chance and today I am in IBM India Pvt Ltd. Certification helped me in improving my knowledge, confidence and profile.

APPRAISAL FOR HFSJ
Must say that it is the best book available in market, which actually speaks with the reader. A GUI based book is more effective than any other method. Whenever I tried to skip any exercise� it prompted me� �Wait, this exercise is not optional� � and I had to solve that exercise with a smile. Every important point was in boldly mentioned � no way can any reader skip it. Questions in exercised are close to exam except that I always missed correct number of questions (I want to show my anger hgggxxxx ).
Simply this book burns every important bit into your memory�s hardware (hope memory is not RAM).

FOR K & B:
Thanks a lot guys. Sun certifications really help me to grow professionally, and credit goes to you. Yours SCJP1.5 and HFSJ makes me addictive of Head First series, but its not fare that now you are not publishing any Head First for JWS and Architect level . I understand your stand, that number of candidates are not much for these exams, but I know that number will significantly increase if their will be Head First series for these exams. So kindly, publish them ASAP before I finish HFEJB .

MISSION WHAT NEXT ?
From some days i am partying. And now I am searching for �Letters of Vivekanand� book. Want some rest! Well for future, even though I want to go for JWS and Architect, but I am of course not going to give them, as there is no Head First Series for them Just pushing K & B.


Hey Marc can you hang me on Wall of Flame oops I mean Fame, if i am eligible 
Thanks a lot!

[ June 16, 2007: Message edited by: Sandeep Singh Kunwar ]
 
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Congrats!
 
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hey Sandeep it's great score.....
Congrats yaar..
 
Sandeep Singh Kunwar
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Thanks a lot Ranchers !
 
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