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Doubt about things to consider real exam

 
P. Jain
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I have a confusion that if in examination a question comes about a servletcontext or any other parameter which varies in distributable environment, then should we take distributable environment into consideration if its not mentioned?

As i have seen many mock exams taking into consideration without mentioning in the question that the application is distributable.

 
Dee Brown
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I understand the reason for the question. I also have a concern for questions that are (IMHO) poorly worded, which I hope will not appear in the real exam. An HFS examples would be, "Filters may be used to create request or response wrappers" (CH13 Q5a). I would have worded this, "Within Filter.doChain(), request and response objects can be wrapped to provided customized functionality." In my opinion the original question appears to be asking if the Filter itself is the wrapper.

I have yet to take the exam and I would hope someone who has can comment on your question. What I will say is, don't expect the exam to provide 'trick' questions, and be aware of the usage of "never" and "always". An example would be, "During its existence, a session object will always reside in the context it was initially created in". Without explicitly stating so, this is a distributed environment question. So to stress the main point I will say that the usage of "never" and "always" (or the absence thereof) is key in determining the scope of the question.
 
Salil Dhawan
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Hi

I very much agree with you.
But maybe be prepared if some questions comes which is bit confusing in its wording.It happens...but you will be really unlucky if you get such question in real exam...though you will find lot of them in mock exams
So dont worry on this front.

You can visit my blog in my signature for more info on clearing SCWCD

Take care

Salil
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[ June 21, 2008: Message edited by: Salil Dhawan ]
 
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