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Taking the exam next Saturday...

 
Anton Golovin
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Folks, i am armed with a HeadFirst Servlets and JSP book (not for serious programmers, btw, i am going to get some other book) and Enthuware test simulator. What areas should i concentrate on?
 
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What areas should i concentrate on?
The ones you feel weakest in?
 
Anton Golovin
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Originally posted by Charles Lyons:
The ones you feel weakest in?


Would you care to elaborate on all the areas there are on the exam, please?
 
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Would you care to elaborate on all the areas there are on the exam, please?
Wo, wo, wo... hang on just one minute! If I've understood correctly (and I may not have), you're saying that you are taking the exam soon and don't even have a copy of the official exam objectives as a final checklist?! That outlines all the objectives, officially. If so, you must be putting a LOT of faith into just one book then, although...
not for serious programmers, btw, i am going to get some other book
So why not do further research so you are totally confident before sitting the exam? Pick up another book (hint ) or read Web tutorials and resources. Isn't the purpose of doing the SCWCD exam that you are certified as a "serious programmer"? If not, what's the point of having the paper?

Back to your previous question, surely you know from the mock exams you've been taking what are the areas you score lowest in and hence should keep revising? Also, what topics do you feel less confident in or find more difficult? If it's more than just a couple, you don't have the confidence yet to take the exam (I'm not saying you won't pass SCWCD, just that you haven't learnt the topics in sufficient depth to know how to write a decent Web app).

No-one can tell how you should prepare---it's a purely personal venture. Take it step at a time and do the exam only when you're ready. You've already done three other Sun exams, surely you're experienced enough to know whether you're ready or not, and what bits you're stuck on?
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I feel it's too late to grab another book now. Do you feel comfortable with EL ? What about classic custom tags ? Can you tell what EVAL_BODY_BUFFERED is ? No problem with design patterns ? Did you also burn the servlets API in your brain ? The Enthuware simulator tells you where your weak points are in the Progress Report. Like Charles said, focus on your weak points.
 
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