Yesterday I took the SCWCD 5 Upgrade Exam and scored 96%. Got 100% in all sections except Taglib section (66%). I realized there are 2 questions with typos. 1 question has its available answers showing a particular XML attribute without an "=" symbol between the attribute name and value. Another question has wrong XML syntax in the DD. I felt a bit disappointed.
My preparation: 1. Read HFSJ 1st edition once 2. Read HFSJ 2nd edition once 3. Do final mock exam in HFSJ 2nd edition 4. Do 8 mock exams using Enthuware 5. Do 2 Sun ePractice exams 6. Read posts from JavaRanch forum
Overall, still happy with my score though I should have checked my answers again as I left 40 minutes before exam time is up.
Thanks to ranchers who have helped me. (especially Christophe Verre).
I took Enthuware mock exam test i got in between 65-70%. Iam plannig to take the real exam coming monday. Advice me shall i take the exam or i need some more practice.
Please Advice me.
Thanks in Advance
posted 12 years ago
I did not compute the score for the HFSJ final mock exam (due to some mistakes in the answers provided). For enthware mocks, the following are my results: 1. 72 2. 80 3. 86 4. 86 5. 93 6. 88 7. 86 8. 78
Interestingly, it has an Up-and-Down trend. My advice is to do plenty of mocks. Thanks!
I did not read the specificatiions. After each mock exam, I went through the answers provided (incuding those questions I got them correct) to understand the concepts. In the process, I referred back to HFJS, API and specificatons for more details on the relevant portions. Personally I find this way of learning suits me better.
I had actually upgraded from SCWCD 1.3, so I am not able to compare between SCWCD 1.4 and SCWCD 5.
-----------------------------------<br />If at first you don't succeed, try again without cry. Everytime You will learn what not to do next time, untill you succeed.<br /> <br />SCJP 1.4 (78%)<br />SCWCD 5 (95%)<br />BICT - UCSC
Hi Meng, congratulations on a fantastic score - you should be proud of a performance like that!
I have one question for you if I may: Did you find a big difference between HFSJ1.4 and HFSJ1.5? I am preparing for the exam, but I have the older version of the book. Despite claims by some posters, I am still concerned that it is the correct resource to use for the new exam. I am looking for the opinions of people that have studied both.