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Hi JaiPei,
I just downloaded the test stimulator from this site and it worked fine for me.
After you click on the above link :
1. Select SCEA@whiz link (the first one)
2. The next page displays information about this product. On the left side bar click on "TRY" (it shows a CD graphic next to it)
3. You will be asked to enter your name and email....and click the download button.....it should take you a few seconds to download it to your desk top.
4. And dont forget to thank the great guys who have made this possible for us to download

HTH
Regards...
Sudhir
SCJP2
SCWCD
Thanks Charlie...appreciate your help....have a great day.....sudhir
Hi,
Can someone tell me if it is possible to have multiple select option, but the user should not hold down ctrl or shift key to select the multiple items ?
Each selection will be like a toggle i.e. if the user clicks once on the item, it gets selected and if he clicks again then it gets deselected but again no holding the ctrl or shift key.
Thanks...
Sudhir
Win,
-->Hi Sudhir: where I can get free mock test except the one in this site?
At least links to 2 other free mock exams can be found from this site...btw bookmark this link... http://www.javaranch.com/scwcdlinks.jsp
One is from Sun and other one is from Eduardo...besides the one at this site which you are aware of...
I read someone gracefully mentioning in this forum that he is planning to publish his mock test soon...so be on the lookout....I am sure as and when they become available our friends here will let us know...it may be added to the link mentioned above...
All the best to you...
Sudhir
SCJP2
SCWCD
Alan,
Your plan looks good..IMHO you should also read the specifications for JSP and Servlet and try to remember the names of elements and their use within the <web-app> deployment descriptor tags... remember this test is marginally easier than the SCJP so you may try to buy any one of the commercial exams (though there is no harm in buying both, its a question of money). There are many mock exams available for free to practise including one in this web site and many others are being made available by fellow ranchers. You can always clarify any doubts you may have in this forum....
All the best...you can do it...go for it...
Sudhir
SCJP2
SCWCD
Thank you David, Sanjay and Guillaume for your insights.
Have a great day.
Sudhir
Well Sonalika, in your case "You can't improve on perfection" Congratulations again on your 100 % score in SCWCD...
Sudhir
Hi David,
I would like to describe a routine real life scenario of our project meeting with coders (including me ), our Architect ( a genius whom we all look up to) and our project Manager (sadly who is not technical and doesnt know what design patterns are ). So our Architect explains to us the project design and rightfully suggests the design pattern to use like Factory pattern or Front Component etc and we all understand what he is talking about (which is the main advantage of design patterns in the first place). However due to his (our Project Manager's) ignorance...when this happens..he looks at our architect as if searching for a halo over his head and looks at us (poor coders) as if to ask us what the big deal about coding time etc when the pattern is already suggested to us ...
Anyway my question is -- Dont you agree that there is a lot of grey area between the choice of ideal pattern to be chosen as it depends on the purpose, time required to code, the complexity of the problem, skill level of the coders etc and if so, when and how do you think the tradeoff between the advantages and disadvantage should be made ?
Thank You.
Sudhir
SCJP2
SCWCD
Congratulations Marlon...I got the exact score (81 %) and I took the survey before the test too and I have the same question...whether what you indicate in the survey affects the difficulty of question .
For example in the survey I said that my knowledge of Servlets was expert level (as I have used servlets in my project for around 2 years) and was surprised to get only 40 % in the Servlet Container model section (which obviously brought my total percentage down to 81 %).
So giving the benefit of doubt, it may be wise for aspiring SCWCD's to be modest about their skills in the survey (unless we hear from someone that he has landed a job probably at Sun or somewhere else based on his survey ).
I was more modest about my experience with Custom tags and in this section I scored 100 % .
Moral of the story...modesty pays ...
Lets forget about it and enjoy your success
Sudhir
SCJP2
SCWCD
Congratulations Sonalika on a perfect score...and enjoy your party...

Sudhir
SCJP2
SCWCD
Thank you FEI, Paul, Allen, Ashik and Narasipur. Ashik...Narasipur has aptly described what bench is..Do you still want to share it ....
All the best to you all...
Sudhir
SCJP2
SCWCD
Hi Tony,
I agree with you that this certification is not needed to do a good job. I am a servlet programmer for the past 2 years before getting certified and had no problem in executing my projects.
Since you have committed to giving this exam, I feel you should go ahead and do it because:
1. Its tricky but not difficult (like for SCJP if you know your concepts well then you should easily pass). To get high score, you may have to do some work on the Jsp syntax and exact deployment descriptor elements names and exact listener names etc. Working experience of Servlet and JSP helps a lot as our basic concepts are clear. One thing to look our for is use of SingleThreadModel which we rarely used in our professional projects.
2. Technically it is possible to pass the exam by studying for 2 days from the various notes available online (Miftah Khan, Michelle or Ken etc) . I am assunimg that you have browsed through the specifications during your professional work. You may consider giving atleast couple of mock tests to make sure you dont get confused on any topic.
3. By getting 98% in SCJP you have demonstrated your exam taking capability and your ability to avoid traps in various options of the answers...so you should be ok with SCWCD as it is marginally easier than SCJP2...
All the best to you..go for it...

Sudhir
SCJP2
SCWCD
Hi Guys,
Let me begin by thanking this wonderful web-site (www.javaranch.com) which is a source of inspiration and information to anyone pursuing Sun certification exams.
My advice to every one is to first bookmark this link � http://www.javaranch.com/scwcdlinks.jsp and then work from there. It has links to everything you need to get this certification including notes from wonderful people like Miftah Khan, Michelle, Ken etc. I went through Miftah's notes couple of time and love the way he has presented the Servlet notes based on the exam objective. Only thing missing in the JSP notes is information about IterationTag interface (not an oversight on his part as he mentions clearly at the beginning that this notes is based on JSP 1.1 specification and not on 1.2).
So the steps to take would be:
1. Read Servlet and JSP specification - If you have time and patience (I had neither) then this is the bible. Except for the design pattern questions, all other answers are hidden in these specifications.
2. Read through the notes and revisit specifications, if you feel you need more information on any topic
3. Give some mock tests, if nothing else, it improves your ability to quickly spot error in lengthy code snippet type questions. Also when you make a mistake and then read the explanation for the correct answer, the lesson learned helps you more in clearing your concepts.
4. I hate to say this but you may have to memorize some names like those appearing in the deployment descriptor and also know which of them are mandatory and which of them are sub-elements of what etc. The reason being that Sun expects you to distinguish between various element names from the 5 or more options with very similar element names for ex. <error>, <error-page>, <web-resource-config>, <web-resource-collection> etc�I hope you get the picture. I think I lost out on at least 3 questions as I refused to mug those names and ultimately was confused while giving the test. I may have lost out on answering 1 or 2 questions on listeners, again due to the confusion regarding correct name of listener confusion (not conceptual confusion).
5. I got about 5 fill-in-the-blanks type of question. So take care in typing correctly�you do not want to loose mark because of a hasty spelling mistake.
I got about 6 question on Design patterns (all correct answers were from those mentioned in the exam-objectives though the options had other design pattern names as well). I got 100% in this section but as others have mentioned you might get question based on other design patterns as well. These were not difficult and could be answered intuitively once you know the advantages of the different design patterns.
Also scored 100 % in topics like servlet model, handle server-side expectation, reusable web components, using custom tags besides design patterns.
Understand the implications of implementing SingleThreadModel..I got about 3 questions on this topic.
These are my 2 cents�.All the best to you all�.
Sudhir Bangera
SCJP2
SCWCD
SCOBP (Sun Certified On Bench Programmer) ---- ha ha ha
Hi Phil, Congratulations .. I know what you mean by it being tough in the bay area (i am here too) but believe me, when the economy turns around, this area will be again hot with oppurtunities.
Enjoy your day and all the best to you...
Sudhir
SCJP2
Hi Roy, Congratulations and welcome to the team...
Sudhir
SCJP2
20 years ago