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Nabila Mohammad
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Hi!

I just passed my SCJP and was thinking about going for SCWCD.
( I am not sure what it is yet!)
so wanted more information like what all it covers ,it's content etc..
I would like to know the best book for this.And also would like to know the softwares required and where i can get it from.
DO i have to buy it or can i get it online.
Basically i would like to all details for a Beginner / Layman to know.

Thanks.
 
Charles Lyons
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Before committing yourself to getting certified, why not Google for Java EE, take a look at some free introductions and tutorials and get to know what it's all about. Then try some demo applications out (usually such tutorials will walk you through some examples), and see if it's something you actually need to use. Then if you think "wow, this is really useful", commit yourself to buying SCWCD resources and studying more intensively. You can always look at the Sun training website for the complete list of SCWCD objectives, rather than ask us to reproduce it for you. If it's something you reckon you'll hardly ever use, there isn't much point in spending all the time, energy and money on getting certified really...
 
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SCWCD means Sun Certified Web Component Developer. You can find out more course details from an official sun site. Currently, in market on SCWCD 1.5 available. Best book for passing an exam is HFSJ 2nd Edition. This exam covers fundamentals of JSP and Servlet technology.


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Charles Lyons
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Best book for passing an exam is HFSJ 2nd Edition.
In your opinion of course: as I've commented so many times, whether something is "best" is highly dependent on the reader's background and personal tastes. Anyone is free to state what has worked for them, what they like and dislike. However, you must have also read many other different resources (which you should also mention for comparison purposes) to comment as authoritatively as you do.
 
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I like both styles. Charles does an awesome job going in detail while HFJS does a great job making it stick. I actually decided to get both and I'm not dissappointed. They definetly compliment each other.
 
Nabila Mohammad
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Thanks for all the suggestions.

I had taken course on J2EE some time back but i haven't worked on it ,I am somewhat aware of it - though I have forgotten most of it by now.

I think I ll go through a couple of books for SCWCD before buying one.

Can some one tell me what software i require for it and where i can get it from ,And is it like a hassle setting the classpath or soemthing.

I dont want to get a book and everything and realise i dont have the right softwares to practice and all..


Thanks.
 
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Tomcat is a popular Web container which will do what you want. I also like Resin and Glassfish for the full EE experience. Download one of those and have a play around with some Web tutorials... you'll soon get the hang of it, particularly if you've seen it before! Setting up any of the above usually involves at most two environment variables to be set (JDK and sometimes Web container path), but you shouldn't really have problems with classpaths. Web apps can be a bit scary at first because there are quite a lot of pieces to put together: files have to be the right places (either on the disk or in a WAR), and with a valid deployment descriptor. But tutorials and books should walk you through it all.

On Linux you can usually download and install the containers direct from the distro's repositories---for example, on Debian an "apt-get install tomcat5" will do everything for you.

Have fun!
 
Nabila Mohammad
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Thanks Charles - I ll get started soon.

It does a sound a little scary, and much more vast as compared to SCJP.
Seems like there is alot to do and a lot to learn!

Will be back to bug you if I get messed up somewhere.

Thanks alot.

Take care!
 
Nabila Mohammad
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I found this link for dowloading Tomcat Apache:
http://tomcat.apache.org/download-55.cgi#5.5.27


But I am not sure what to download.

Am i supposed to download all of it ie. - Core , Deployer , Embedded , Administratioin Web Application etc...

And i think zip file and tar are the same files in a different format.
Correct me if I am wrong .

Please help me out here!
 
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If you're under Windows, download the core ZIP. There's also an EXE which is even easier, and allows you to set Tomcat as a Windows Service which goes into the traybar.
[ October 01, 2008: Message edited by: Christophe Verre ]
 
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