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Brendan Watson

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Hi Pedro,

Having just looked again at the last chapter in HFSJ and the exam topics from Oracle it seems that there will be fewer pattern related questions with a focus solely on the MVC architecture. Was this your experience in the exam? You mentioned you encountered some pattern questions above, were they all MVC related?

Also I see no mention of Classic vs Simple custom tags in the exam topics. Did you get any questions in this area in your exam? Perhaps this topic has also been de-emphasised in the new exam.

Hope the EJB exam study is going well for you. ;)

Cheers B.
7 years ago
Thanks Pedro,

I was lucky that you replied so quickly to me then if you didn't get any notifications! ;)

As a general aside: I have to say I'm a little disappointed that the exam quality is poor w.r.t. syntax issues etc. Is this what we can expect in future from Oracle?

Also, I see that Oracle seem to be going down a path where certain exams can only be taken AFTER expensive courses held by Oracle have been taken by the candidates.

This looks to make the future certification process more expensive. Being a fan of self-study I find this very disappointing indeed.

Cheers B.

7 years ago
Hi Pedro,

Congrats for being a pioneer and getting through the new JSP and Servlets exam.

I'm also hoping to do this exam in the next week or two. I have read HFSJ 2nd edition and the various specs, all the while playing around with some test web apps on Tomcat and Glassfish.

With the previous exam there seemed to be a heavy emphasis on a deep knowledge of the DD (web.xml).

Now with Servlet 3.0 it seems that there is an attempt to de-emphasize deployment descriptors, with a greater focus on annotations. With your experience of the exam do you think this is reflected? Or is there still a heavy emphasis on the DD for configuration in the new exam?

Of course one can always get a completely different set of questions in the exam to what you experienced. I'm just interested in the topics you encountered. ;)

Many thanks for any feedback.

Cheers B.
7 years ago