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Preety Agarwal
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Hi All
I know this is not the appropriate place to post this topic however as there is a already a similar thread in this forum I am posting my topic.
The above exam is in it Beta phase yet and many people would have taken the exam by now. I have scheduled my exam on the 8th June.
1)I am just curious to have an insight to the exam. If any body has taken the test can you please post your experience...
2)Moderators is there going to be a new area to post messages related to this certification or we should use another forum to discuss issues.
Please reply... Thanks those who are taking SCJD please donot get annoyed with this unrelated post.
 
Preety Agarwal
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Hi All
I have taken my beta exam on the 8th...The exam had 9 survey questions and 109 test questions to be completed in 135mins.
The question are not difficult and appropriate number od correction selction is also adviced. However one needs to be quite familiar with Servlets,JSP,Design Patterns J2EE ETC.
Those who intend to take the real exam when it is released can conatct me at
jaydev@pc.jaring.my
for detailed insight.
My personal opinion..
Just preparing for this exam may not make you really competent in the web applicaton developemnt..there is whole lot more to it
However it is good in order to be familiar with a wide spectrum of J2EE related technologies.
To briefly sum up the exam
JSP tags and custom lib synatx
Design Patterns advantages and usage
Servlets GET POST methos related questions
Servlet interfaces..
Hope this may be useful to those who are considering taking this real exam
Best of luck
Preety Agarwal
 
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Hello everybody....
I've was also lucky to take this exam, and here are my opinions... It is quite a good experience for anybody interested in learning Servlets & JSP. I had already worked on a small project with the first versions of both technologies, during 1 month. In order to study for the exam I read the newest specifications (Servlets 2.3 and JSP 1.2 drafts), and used 2 books: Core Servlets and Web Development with JavaServer Pages. I studied for about 3 weeks.
The exam was pretty much like SCJP, multiple choice, with 109 questions in 2:15. I believe the number of questions will be decreased, once the certification is available.
The main subjects were: Web Deployment Descriptor, Servlet lifecycle and methods, Events and Listeners, JSP Implicit Objects, JSP Lifecycle, Tag Libraries, Tag classes and interfaces, Tag Library descriptor, some security issues and a few design patterns...
I found SCJP more useful than this exam, SCWCD, eventhough my main interest is Web Application Development Technologies (not only Sun's, others too). This exam will not measure how well you can build applications. It will verify your knowledge of Servlets and JSP APIs and specifications, and configuration descriptors.
If anybody has any other questions, feel free to contact me, and I'll be pleased to answer them...
Benjam´┐Żn
 
will boyd
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i took the exam on 09 june. overall, it was not as difficult as SCJP. There seemed to be a disproportionate number of questions on jsp tags (not a strong area for me) so bone up on custom tags and how to configure them in the deployment descriptor. the servlet and jsp parts i found easiest. i spent the majority of my preparation on these aspects of the exam. some really good sources to prepare are the actual servlet and jsp specifications from sun and sun's j2ee "blueprints". also a tip: when they ask you to give "the name of the tag..." do just that and do not type in the tag as it would go in the descriptor. for instance, the name of the tag that defines a servlet definition in web.xml is "servlet" and not "<servlet>". i think i gave a couple answers like that which probably cost me a few points.
 
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