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kumar kiran
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I all javaranchers...i completed scjp5.0 with 87%and i am preparing for scwcd1.5.i have little practical experience on web applications.Do i really need practial experience to clear the exam?My friends are saying that i you have practical knowledge and it is very easy to clear?is it so? I bought the voucher also.i am really in big confusion whether to take the exam right now or after gettin practical knowledge..please help me
 
Teena George
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Hi Kumar,
I am preparing for SCWCD, after completing SCJP. I also do not have any experience in web programming. If you do not have practical experience, clearing this exam will bring you a chance to work on web applications. You can buy HeadFirst Sevlets and JSP book and start learning. I love the way this book is written and it gives us a deep understanding of the web programming concepts in jsp and servlets.

do not hesitate, go ahead and do it
 
Rufus Addis
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IMHO having practical experience helps, but is no means essential. Even if you have real work experience of some of the SCWCD topics it is very unlikely that you'll have covered more than 50% of the detail of what's needed for the exam!

For me, prior to SCWCD I had written a handful of Servlets before, but had no direct experience of JSP, EL etc.

Reading through HFSJ helped me get up to speed, and I spent a few nights with tomcat and notepad writing some JSPs, getting things wrong, working things out.

So study for the exam, play with some code, read the specs. and you'll be fine. If you get stuck, you've got friends to help you!

Good luck - Rufus.
 
Christophe Verré
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Going for the exam without studying specifically for it could be disastrous. Some experienced developer might not know the difference between classic tags, simple tags and tag files. Buy one of the recommended books and get ready for some brain cramping
 
kumar kiran
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you all guys cleared my confusion.Now i am ready to take the exam very soon.Thank you all guys once again
 
Nabila Mohammad
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Hi!

I am planning for SCWCD.
I just got HSFJ book but haven't started yet.

I know this a stupid question - but what exactly is "specs" and where do i find it.

I have seen a lot of people suggestinng to go through specs but wasn't sure what it was....

Can some one help me with that...

Thanks.
 
Rufus Addis
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If you look at the "links" link at the top of the forum it has amoungst other things the list of relevant specs and links to the sun docs:

http://faq.javaranch.com/java/ScwcdLinks

You should definitely read the Servlet 2.4, JSP 2.0 and JSTL Spec and have them to hand when studying to refer to.

HTH - Rufus.
 
Charles Lyons
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Do i really need practial experience to clear the exam?
Naturally, the next question is: what's the point of having the SCWCD certificate if you can't write a complicated Web app? Why would you want the piece of paper if it means nothing? The question you ask really shouldn't be asked at all...
 
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