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Multiple Senior Java professionals needed for full-time position as Product specialists in the SF Bay Area California. Will do H1 B transfer.
Recent university grads also welcome for entry-level positions - Similar skills needed.

Should have strong Java, J2EE, object-oriented programming, and Operating systems (Unix, Windows) knowledge. Respond to poster.

worldofbsr@yahoo.com
5 years ago
All:

I cleared the SCJDWS cert exam today. The total preparation time was about 3 days (over the President's day holiday weekend)
The usual study guides which you can find in the various posts, along with eplanetlabs study guide. I had purchased the voucher about a year ago - so had to take the exam

BTW This was my second attempt - The first attempt was in Jan 08 - I missed the mark by 2 questions..
Hi

I ran into the same issue, and had to update the CLASSPATH to include the wlclient.jar file instead of the weblogic.jar file

http://forums.bea.com/bea/message.jspa?messageID=600047106&tstart=0

The problem was resolved after making the above change.
13 years ago
I agree with the previous Post.
Sun is really bad in the certification "follow up" department. I hadn't received the certification kit they mailed out for one of the exams.
I had to send about 7 emails just to ask them to re-send the kit.
The only way to contact them is thru email and there is no phone number.

They need to manage this process better.
15 years ago
Its scbcd - Updated the post.
15 years ago
JavaRanchers:
I passed the SCBCD exam yesterday with 80%. Sharing some tips with the rest
of the group.

I spent a total of 2 months for the preparation. The Head First Book is the key for passing this exam. The concepts are explained in good detail.
Thanks to Kathy & Co ( U deserve an award for the Head First series)

I read all chapters once - Took me a month with approx 12 hrs study per week - Did not solve any mock exams the first time. By the time I was done with the book I had forgotten most of it even the basics.

During the second month I re-read each chapter spending more time to understanding / memorizing the concepts and took all mock exams / exercises.
(spent approx 15 hrs per week) This time it did find some place in my brain.
Referred the EJB API lot of times.

I also referred the EJB SPEC though very sparingly. Would help if u are able to go thru the relevant topics in the spec. However I never tried out any sample programs - did not get the chance to.
(Hopefully will do that now as I am thru with the exam)

I bought Softscbcd exam software - The mock exams are very helpful in remembering what u have read in HF.

During the last one week before the exam, I attempted the free mock exams
on Jdiscuss.com and ejbcertificate.com.These exams helped the most.
I took notes with the important points while solving these exams.

The day of the actual exam I took the HF final mock test - got 60 something
percent. Hoped that it wld steer me thru.

The actual exam is mainly a test of all ejb concepts.
Pay special attention to Code and Deployment descriptor related questions,
and exceptions ( i found the execptions related qs toughest to crack).

Transactions, EJB-QL and Security, etc in the actual exam should be easily solvable if u are able to answer the questions in the other free exams.
(remember the concepts).
All Drag-n-Drop questions are really simple - wld help if u solve these together after u have finished answering the rest of the qs.
[ June 09, 2005: Message edited by: Ram B ]
15 years ago
u can re-register on the prometric website with the correct name & other information. U can use the new id while registering for the exam.
I have 2 different prometric ids for scjp and scwcd.
Servlet 2.4 - U can download the spec from the sun website.
Please see my earlier post abt the exam where I have mentioned Drag n Drop in detail.

U shld expect about 4-6 such questions.
U can Click on "Item Review" to review any question when u are in the middle of the exam.
U can also mark specific questions and review marked items later.

[ March 20, 2005: Message edited by: Ram B ]
[ March 20, 2005: Message edited by: Ram B ]
I passed the SCWCD exam yesterday with 89 %.
I had been preparing on and off for about 4 months.

My prep strategy was to follow a study-schedule. (spread over 2 months before the exam actual date). The schedule helped me in covering all exam objectives.
(The MS Word calendar template available from microsoft.com is a cool add-on for creating schedules)

The Head First Book is the KEY to the exam. Thanks Kathy & Co for a great book. Thanks all ranchers for your valuable tips and experiences.

I read all chapters twice thoroughly and again in between while doing the mock exams. I took a few free mock exams (listed below) a day before
and attempted the HF MOCK exam on the morning of the actual exam day.

I made notes while answering the mocks, and these notes helped in the last minute exam cram.

Drag and Drop - The only way to place the answer boxes on the empty boxes
is from the right side corner. (A small rectangular icon indicates the position is correct). If u try to superimpose one over the other the boxes won't stick.

There were questions from all objectives - A bunch of questions from
Design Patterns, Webapp security & Deployment, JSTL, Custom tags.

Suggestions:
If possible take the HF Mock exam either on exam day or the day before
and review the answers / errors. I got 62 percent in the HF final exam.

Close to the exam, again revisit design patterns, deployment, & security
objectives - as these are high on verbage and have a lot to memorize.
They can also be high-scoring objectives.
For reviewing Design patterns, the bullet points at the end of the chapter and the reference documents on corej2eepatterns.com should be enough.

The HF mock exam + enthuware free tests helped MOST for the real exam.
I did not purchase any commercial exams as I could not even finish all the free ones.

MOCK EXAM INFO:
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1) All individual topic coffee crams from Head First book and the
final mock exam.

2) jdiscuss.com -
( Was able to take only 3 of the 5 available free tests for 310-081
Very Helpful for the actual exam)
http://jdiscuss.com/Enthuse/jsp/ShowAvailableTests.jsp

3) Whizlabs demo mock exam - whizlabs.com

4) Enthuware demo mock exam - enthuware.com (20 questions)

5) Certgear Demo mock exam (20 questions)
http://www.certgear.com/products/info/scwcd.htm

6) WWW.j2eecertificate.com : (All study tests)
(most of these for the 080 version)

7) Javaranch Mock exam (080 version)

http://www.javaranch.com/carl/scwcd/scwcd_mock.jsp

8) Anand chawlas mock exam (080 Version)

http://www.podar.net/scwcd/startexam.htm

9) Deshmukh and Malaviya final exam on CD (From book - 080 verston)
JWebplus for 310-080 (Check manning.com)
[ March 20, 2005: Message edited by: Ram B ]
Good news - All head first scwcd buffs.
Walmart has the book "IN STOCK" - My copy is on its way.
Search for SCWCD on walmart.com under books.

[ September 09, 2004: Message edited by: Ram B ]
[ September 09, 2004: Message edited by: Ram B ]
My choice for the person on the cover is ...
"K" - Snowboard Girl.
In my opinion she is a playful and sportive geek. That's what you want when you dive heads first into the *Design Patterns* realm - A COOL covergirl for a COOL book.
[ September 04, 2004: Message edited by: Ram B ]
15 years ago