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Passed SCWCD 5 with 98%

 
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Hi
I passed SCWCD 5 this morning. My preparation was:
1. Read Serlets and JSP specs and first chapters from JSTL
2. Skimed through books dedicated to SCWCD:
- Osborne Sun Certified Web Component Developer Study Guide - in my opinion this is the best one - after chapter tests are great
- HFSJ
- Manning SCWCD Exam Study Kit Second Edition
3. Did as much tests as possible (for each incorrect answer I made sure I know why), Whizlab is pretty helpful
4. Read API chapters from specs again to memorize signatures.
5. I spent aprox. 25 days * 2 hoursPerDay on preparation. Before I had basic knowlege of servlets and JSP but no developer experience.

My post-exam feelings:
1. It wasn't as difficult as I thought
2. There were a few tricky questions but most were straightforward.
3. 180 minutes is plenty of time, no need to hurry.
4. At least 3 questions had errors in them, i.e:
List object = request.getAttribute(...);
was correct answer (but it won't compile).
5. I had about 5-7 questions on design patterns.
6. As far as SCWCD is concerned, web application MUST contein web.xml.

Good luck for those who are preparing
 
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Outstanding partner, congratulations!
 
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Congrats... A Good score.

 
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Congratulations
 
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Hearty Congratulations!!!

Thanks,
Prasanna
 
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Congratulations!

Hope on your next exam you get 99%
 
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Congratulations
 
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Hearty Congrats!!! and a wonderful score too!!

Do you think it is necessary to prepare anything specific for SCWCD5 vs SCWCD4? Like use the second edition of HFJS. I have got the Whizlab prep kit for SCWCD4. Should that be good enough?
 
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I used books and simulators for SCWCD1.4 and nothing at the exam surprised me. So I think they are fine for SCWCD 5.
I had a question involving autoboxing but the core of the question was servlets API, you just have to know that primitive value can be used where Object is required, like in HttpSession#setAttribute, i. e.
 
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Thanks for the response.
 
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Congratulations!, Almost Perfect
 
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Really Great !!!

Hearty Congrads.
 
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Great
 
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Good Job dude ! Thats a fantastic achievement !
 
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m !doin nothin except kathie n some 1000 questions..
dun hv time ..
hv 2 switch d job ..
targettin 75 .. possible ??

N yeah no1z asked d question ...
WHERE DID U LOSE THOSE 2 MARKS ?? :-)
 
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Congrats.Good job..........
 
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Congrats... Did you prepare for SCWCD 5 or for 1.4. Is that preparinf for 1.4 sufficient for 5.
 
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I used books and other materials for SCWCD 1.4 only, and I think it is sufficient.
 
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Congrtulations Tomaszz Lewandowski
 
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CONGRATS Tomaszz Lewandowski...
THANKS FOR SHARING YOUR EXPERIENCE...IT HELPED ME LOT
 
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Congrats!!!
 
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Congratulations...!!! Great score...!!!
[ April 06, 2008: Message edited by: R Nellika ]
 
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"asif",
use real words, and keep it down. Please check this FAQ on how to ask questions at the ranch. Thank you. (and don't forget to change your name as reminded in this thread).
 
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Great score!

Congratulation ..........
 
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