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Is there one book that covers everything for the SCWCD exam similar to the K&B SCJP book? When I say everything I mean does it covers Servlets, JSP etc? I read a review concerning the "Head First Servlets and JSP". I'm new to servlets and JSP's so I need a book thats good for learning and not just geared towards the certification. See the review below and tell me do you agree with this persons assessment.

I bought this book as a text book for a community college Server Side Java course. I think it was selected because it is geared toward passing the certification exam. It probably is good for that. It felt like the book can only be used one way, read each page in succession and don't go on to the next chapter until you have mastered all the nuances of the chapter you are currently in. NO SKIPPING AROUND ALLOWED. No coming back in 6 months to look up 1 thing. The first hello_world+ example is in chapter 3. It seemed as if no one from my class could get it working by using the book. I found a power point from a teacher at another university explaining it. I used that power point instead of the book. I found hundreds of posts on the internet from people who could not figure out chapter 3. Chapter 3 is the only fully described example in the book. This book might be good for mastering the subject and passing the exam but not for learning the material. I felt like the book needed a study guide companion. This book might be excellent it came with a just the facts companion book and the unabridged source code.


I passed the SCJP6 test on Saturday 04/10/2010. I was hesitant about posting this score considering I didnt do as well as I planned, but I knew when I went to take the test that I could be a little more prepared, but I was pressed for time. However, I am posting because I know the main point is to learn the different concepts and become a better programmer. I studied 4 months for the exam which included purchasing and reading the Kathy and Bert's book. Prior to that I didn't have a lot of Java experinece so preparing for the test was a learning experience for me as well and I know now that I'm definitely a better programmer now. However, I did ok on threads which some say tend to be the more complex questions, at 80% what brought my score down was 37% on collections/generics. I used the K&B book, Exam Labs and Whizlabs I purchased the full mock exams from WhizLabs but skipped straight to the final exam as I was schedule to take the real test in 3 days. I'm sure had I had more time to take the others I would have scored higher. As far as Exam Labs I took 3 test including the diagnostic test. Great Product. I will definitely be making a donation. Thanks Devaka. You should see a donation from me shortly.

Also, I am planning to take the SCWCD exam next and I was wondering is there a particular book that is as good as the one written by Kathy and Bert for the SCJP. This was the only book I used to prepare for the SCJP exam.
10 years ago
Devaka,

Hi i have a question. I took the exam lab diagnostic test and the exam lab test on the diagnostic test i scored only 29% then 35% on the exam lab1 test. I was wondering if my score keeps progressing and if I'm able to score 50% on by the time i take the final exam. Do you think a score like that should have me prepared to pass the real test? The software says this but I guess my concern is that I will not be averaging 50% but may have earned this by the time I take the final exam. Just want to get your feedback about this.

Thanks

[devaka: removed unnecessary long quote]

Harish Kommaraju wrote:Hi,

I cleared SCJP with 88%.

I am very thankful to Kathe & Bert for their excellent SCJP book. That is the sole preparation material you would ever need for SCJP exam.

Just make sure that you have gone through the whole contents and have taken all the questions at the end of each chapter along with 2 mock tests.

Also I am very thankful of Devaka for his excellent ExamLab software. It exactly replicates the prometric testing center software.

Just make sure that you atleast one test from ExamLab http://scexamlab.net78.net/. It will make you feel comfortable while taking the real test. Also the questions are very good (as usual at higher level than SCJP). Of course if you take all the five tests that will make you better prepared for the exam.

Also thanks to everyone in this forum for responding to my posts while preparing for SCJP

Thanks,
Harish

Harish, i have a quetion for you. I think where I seen someone here also mentioned that exam labs would help prepare you for the test. You said that it exactly replicates the testing center software. I have a question I think the other person said that the exam lab software is harder than the real test, as a matter of fact the software says that if you can score about a 50 or 60 on the test then you should be able to score about 90 on the real test. I have taken the diagnostic test where i score a 29 then I took the exam l test for them and scored a 35. I was wondering if i take the remaining 3 test and if i can score a 50% on the final exam do you think i will be ready to take the real test? I am assuming that each test with exam labs gets harder and the final will closely represent the real test.

10 years ago
can someone tell me how many questions are on the SCJP 6 certification test. I know on sun's site it says 60 questions with 58% to pass, but the mock exams I have been taking always have 72 or 75 questions and they claim to mimic the real test, and I think somewhere on this site someone said there are 75 questions and 65% is passing. Also is the test all multiple choice or is it multiple choice and drag and drop?

Thanks
Congrats.

How many questions were on the test, what is a passing score and is the test all multiple choice? I ask because on Sun's site it says 60 questions and 58.33% is passing. I think I seen somewhere on this site thought that the passing score is 65% and there are 75 questions.
10 years ago
Congratulations!


which exam did you take? you didn't specify. If you took 1.6 can you tell me how many questions you had, how much time and was it all multiple choice? I seen somewhere on this site that the passing score was 65% which is different from 58.33% specified on Sun's site.

10 years ago