I passed SCWCD 1.4 with score of 93+% in year 2005. It was quite tough compared to the previous version of exam. They just introduced SCWCD 1.4 version based on JSP 2.0 specification.
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Newly added sections are
1] Expression Language ( EL)
2] Custom Tag Library (Simple and Classic)
Exam Info :
- Exam type: Multiple Choice and Drag and Drop
- Number of questions: 69
- Pass score: 62% (44 of 69 questions)
- Time limit: 135 minutes
Preparation Tips :
I used "Head First : Servlets and JSP" and SCWCD Exam Study Kit Second Edition: Java Web Component Developer Certification by Hanumant Deshmukh which helped me in initial preparation for SCWCD exam. One really has to know Javabean and custom tags concepts, syntax throughly to pass this exam.I used couple of simulators such as Wizlabs, JPlus, certgear etc.
How Much Preparation Is Enough?
It is difficult to answer as I have mentioned earlier. The answer varies from person to person.
To prepare for SCWCD you must understand that each of the exam objectives which can take a beginner anywhere from two month to six month or more to learn. As a whole one need to understand the web development concepts specifically concentrate more on javabeans and custom tags added in JSP 2.0 specification.
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