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Here is the info for the drag and drop question:
To: scwcd@yahoogroups.com

From: "sandyboy44" <sandyboy44@yahoo.com> | Block Address | Add to Address Book

Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2002 15:51:50 -0000

Subject: [SCWCD] Passed with 86%

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Gang,
I passed the exam today with 86%. I started from ground zero about 5
months ago for the exam. So my resources include
1) O'Reilly's Java Servlet Programming - 2nd Edition
2) Wrox - Professional Java Server Programming J2EE 1.3 Edition(VERY
GOOD!)
3) Ken's guide from Java Ranch (EXCELLENT for last minute)
4) Servlet 2.3 specs ( I didn't have time to read JSP 1.2 specs).
In my honest opinion, reading 2) and 3) above is just about enough
for anyone to pass the exam. But if you are looking for a good score,
all 4 are necessary. 1) gives a good foundation on Servlets in case
you don't have one.
One stupid question that came in the exam was "What is the element
name used in the TLD to name a tag?". And there was a text box to
type the answer. Till the last minute, I keep fluctuating between
<tag-name> and <name>. Finally I wrote <name> and it turned out to be
the right answer. I think it is a really stupid question as it
focusses on "memory test" rather than understanding concepts. And to
think they themselves modified so many element names in 1.2 like
making <tagclass> into <tag-class>, <bodycontent> into <body-
content>, etc. Can anyone tell me how remembering tag names that
fluctuate from version to version proves that one is a very good web
component developer??
Another frustrating but interesting question was the life cycle of a
JSP page. On the left were 7 draggable boxes and on the right were 7
drop targets named step1, step2, step3,...step7. To answer the
question, you drag a box from the left and drop it on the correct box
on the right. MY DRAG AND DROP JUST WOULDN'T WORK!! I knew the
correct answer sequence but the moment I dropped something it would
just refuse to be dropped and bounce back to its original position. I
found that very frustrating. Then finally, I used precision
dropping..that is, align the boxes VERY PRECISELY and then drop it
when the drag icon changed to a drop icon. That worked. Phew!
Overall, the test was very interesting and focussed on specifics. I
found more questions on JSP than on servlets or maybe that's my
feeling. Questions on design patterns were very simple and straight-
forward.
My next focus is, of course, to complete the Enterprise Architect
certification but that will be after 6 months. I personally don't
think getting lots of certification without relevant work experience
achieves anything. In fact, there are times when it could go against
you.
I will stick around for some more time in case anyone needs help.
Best,
Sandy

I am not sure if this is still true:
http://www.javaranch.com/ubb/Forum18/HTML/000208.html
I was getting 100% after taking them three times.
Hi,
Where can I get the free and complete workbooks as the author promised?
Thanks
[This message has been edited by Peter Masreblta (edited December 20, 2001).]

The correct answer should be B. You can try it youself.
Hi,
Convert web application from Tomcat from Websphere
Does anybody have any information on steps to convert a web application from Tomcat from Websphere?
Thanks in advance
18 years ago
Hi,
Is there a free EJB container like Tomcat?
Thanks
Afsah Shafquat,
The discussion here has been way out of the topics of this group.
Further discussion would better be moved to the "Meaningless Drivel" of this site where you or whoever is pretending to be this little kid, would got more attention there.

[This message has been edited by Peter Masreblta (edited November 29, 2001).]
Here is the "SCWCDWhiz License Agreement":
By installing this software product, you agree to the following legal agreement between you and whizlabs Software Private Limited. Installing this software indicates your acceptance of these terms and conditions.
1) License - This License Agreement grants you one license to use this software on your Personal Computers (PC). You may not modify, reverse engineer, disassemble or otherwise attempt to derive source code from this product.
2) Transfer - You may transfer this license to another party only if that party agrees to the terms and conditions of this agreement. You may transfer this license only if you permanently destroy all copies of the software in your possession. You have no right to sub-license or loan the software.
3) Title And Copyright - Title, ownership rights and intellectual property rights to the software shall remain with Whizlabs Software Private Limited. The software is protected by international copyright laws and international treaty provisions. Do not remove or alter any notice of copyright, trademarks or other proprietary rights.
4) Term - This license is effective until terminated. This license and your right to use the software terminate automatically if you violate any part of this agreement. You agree upon termination, to immediately return or destroy all copies of the software.
5) General - This agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and Whizlabs Software Private Limited and supercedes any previous oral or written agreement. Whizlabs Software Private Limited is not bound by any actions or statements of its independent distributors.
6) Export - You agree not to transfer the software if it is in violation of any laws, orders or restrictions on export from India.
I believe a software license just like a sun exam voucher. It is transferable, but only one person can have the license at any time. That�s why one can find used software stores (not many, but there are).
[This message has been edited by Peter Masreblta (edited November 27, 2001).]
Passed today with 86%, not great, but acceptable.
I am a little bit upset about the quality of the questions compared with SCJP.
There are few ambiguous questions. One of them asking to fill in part(s) of a JSP statement, but did not specify how many parts and which part.
One drag and drop question. The question is very easy, but one of the items just won�t drop.

One question involve a long code, the exhibition button can only display half of it.
Anyway, a pass is a pass.
Thank you all!


[This message has been edited by Peter Masreblta (edited November 27, 2001).]

Look like WebLogic 6.0 does not support Java JSP API 1.2 yet.
You can use EVAL_BODY_TAG for now, which is deprecated as of Java JSP API 1.2.

Try to replace /*.jsp with *.jsp in <url-pattern>.

Try to return EVAL_BODY_BUFFERED in the method doStartTag.