Hi folks, just got a quick question in relation to the 5.0 version of the SCWCD exam. A couple of years ago, I intended doing this exam, and I purchased the HFSJ 1.4 book to prepare for it. However, other things got in the way and I never got around to preparing for the exam. Until now that is!
I understand that the 1.4 version of the exam no longer exists. I have read on this site that the 5.0 version of the Web Component Developer exam is based on the JSP 2.0 and Servlet 2.4 specs, so it is essentially the same exam as the 1.4 exam. I also understand that they have changed the style of the question somewhat, and added a couple of extra (albeit small) topics.
However, my particular question relates to the underlying JSDK. My Java language certification is in the 1.4 version. In my work I use jsdk 1.4 also. So my question is this; does the SCWCD 5.0 exam require knowledge of jsdk 5 specific features, such as generics, varags, enums etc? I would appreciate if people who have done the version 5.0 exam could tell me if they have encountered features from jsdk 1.5 popping up in questions. While I know the general gist of what these new features do, I am not intimately familiar with them, and this could throw a spanner in the works so to speak!
Apart from that, for this exam I am going to use HFSJ 1.4, read the specs, Marc Peabody's notes on Design Patterns, and use the resources on Marcus Greens site. Is there anything else that other people have found beneficial?
Many thanks in advance. This site is an invaluable resource!