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nikil shar
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is this "Sun Certified Web Component Developer Study Companion" meant to be the study guide or just a good reference book ??

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nikil shar wrote:is this "Sun Certified Web Component Developer Study Companion" meant to be the study guide or just a good reference book ??

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Have a look at the top-right corner of the cover page of this book.
 
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I would hope it's both actually. It really covers three goals: (1) ensure your knowledge of the basics and more advanced SCWCD topics is solid; (2) test you with challenging end-of-chapter questions and an online mock exam; (3) be useful to you on your bookshelf for future reference. From feedback received from other readers, they reckon it's the easiest SCWCD study guide to use for later reference too.
 
Joshua Smith
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Charles-

If your book makes a good reference as well, it might be nice to have down the road as well as for exam preparation. I'm currently studying out of the Head First Servelts and JSP book and while I'm learning quite a bit from it and I think it's great for exam preparation, it's not really laid out such that it makes a good reference down the road.

Do you include references to what exam objectives are being covered by each section of the book?

Thanks,
Josh
 
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Joshua Smith wrote:Do you include references to what exam objectives are being covered by each section of the book?

Yes, absolutely - you'll find all the Sun objectives listed in Appendix A along with which chapters cover each. Some objectives are found in two or more chapters because I tried to follow a more logical learning path than the objectives allow for. An example is objective 6.7: "Given a specific design goal for including a JSP segment in another page, write the JSP code that uses the most appropriate inclusion mechanism (the include directive or the jsp:include standard action)". I cover the directives as part of the core JSP syntax in Chapter 10, but standard actions like <jsp:include /> are found together in Chapter 13. So this objective maps to Chapters 10 and 13. But that's no real problem - the kind of topic grouping I have in each chapter gives the best way to understand how the topics build on each other, I think (else I'd have done it differently!!).
 
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Thanks Charles.

Josh
 
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