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Is SCWCD Study Companion enough to pass the exam?

 
Rogerio Kioshi
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Is reading this book enough to pass SCWCD with a good score?
 
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Well, since SCWCD 5.0 is a performance-based exam, you *must* do more and more practical programs.

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Rogerio Kioshi wrote:Is reading this book enough to pass SCWCD with a good score?


This really depends on your experience with JSP/Servlet technology. If you are a very new to it, you should attempt as much mock exams as you can (at least the free ones). And of course, developing sample programs on your own will be definitely helpful
 
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Naturally, the book covers all the topics you need to pass the exam and includes questions to reinforce your knowledge. There are code snippets throughout to highlight key ideas. There are some full working examples of tricky things like tag files, custom tags etc. So the book provides all you need to go from beginner to certified professional, as the exam is a theory test, even with "performance-based" questions. You don't have to write code to pass.

However, I always drum home the message that you need to practise what you learn yourself - this is not to pass the exam, this is to make you a decent and more experienced programmer. And that's really what doing the SCWCD (or any other cert) is about: learning, gaining experience, demonstrating the knowledge you have.
 
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And for practise, it's always good to do plenty mock exams in the style of the real thing. This will build your confidence as well as testing your knowledge to highlight weaker areas. We include one online mock exam with the book, but you'll probably want to look at other bespoke packages too.
 
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