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SCWCD – The 3 Steps to Success!

Posted on July 10th, 2007 in Featured, Java, Java EE, SCWCD, Tutorials | 12 Comments »

After my completion of SCDJWS I had written about the 3 steps to success in SCDJWS which has helped many who were new in the web services domain to help them get prepared and confident about preparing for the big exam! Following the same foot steps I am now presenting in front of you 3 steps to success in SCWCD. I scored a 90+ in the exam and so I take a a pride to provide you the guidance of how to get a 90+

Why are there always 3 Steps to success?

This probably would be the same doubt on the lines of why do we say “Ready…Steady…Go” and also the countdown of a start of a timer in “3..2..1“. Well, the 3 steps are same everywhere, only their definition changes. Similarly I always make it a point to divide my preparation routine into particularly 3 steps to make it sound quicker and much systematic. Finally, its the enthusiasm that counts that you put in each of the steps.

Stop all that blabber… How do I go about preparing for SCWCD?

Okay..okay. SCWCD (exam code – CX 310 081) is aimed particularly for the web developers and it takes into consideration that you must have developed web applications in the past and now want to try out with JSP/ Servlets. So there wont be any questions about how and what are the intricacies dealing with what a web application is, but concentrates on how would you build web applications using the web components that SUN provides.

SCWCD – The preparation

The 3 steps for success in SCWCD are: Read the rest of this entry »

SCWCD – Mission Accomplished 2

Posted on July 9th, 2007 in News, SCWCD | 7 Comments »

Holy Grail !

It was a wonderful day today as the morning proved very good for me. This morning I gave the test of the time after my earlier mission of giving SCDJWS. Sincerely speaking this exam was much more easier than SCDJWS but I feared it more than SCDJWS. The reason being I had the access to all the materials one could ever think of. And more to it, this time I was fully prepared and not half confident as my former one.


I had vouched to give this exam as soon as I had completed my SCDJWS certification. This was because I have more liking for working in the web applications domain rather than the business applications to which SCBCD caters too. So this exam was to be my third accomplishment after SCJP, SCDJWS. This exam was still not tough as thought since it had the same vastness as SCDJWS but the main thing which was my advantage was my company library. The library gave me access to all the things I required for the exam and I did not have to spend even a single penny on the materials.


I had started to prepare for SCWCD from the start of March, 2007. So its now almost after 4 months that I gave the exam. But sincerely speaking if you even Read the rest of this entry »

Learn the Servlet API – ServletRequest and HttpServletRequest

Posted on June 22nd, 2007 in Java EE, SCWCD, Tutorials | 1 Comment »

We will now concentrate on the basic aspect of using a Servlet which is requests and response. But we will currently concentrate only on ServletRequest and HttpServletRequest.

Points to Ponder: 

  • ServletRequest is not in any way responsible for fetching HTTP related properties.
  • ServletRequest and HttpServletRequest both are interfaces and you cannot directly use them.
  • The interface implementations depend on the vendor and not on the developer.


Lets look at the methods present in the ServletRequest Interface first and categorize them. There are in total 29 methods. For making the categories first we would have to look as to what are things to carry out when we receive a request. The things we would like to do are: Read the rest of this entry »

Learn the Servlet API – A step by step approach

Posted on June 21st, 2007 in Java EE, SCWCD, Tutorials | No Comments »

The SCWCD(Sun Certified Web Component Developer) exam concentrates on the Servlet API version 2.4.  In order to prepare for the exam its a necessary step to consider to learn the API itself. Learning the API means getting a knowledge about which Interfaces and which Classes exists. Their inheritance relationships and the methods associated with them. This actually helps a person in getting more confident while preparing for the exam since knowledge of the API makes it easy to recognize the errors and exceptions which may occur while using any of the interfaces or classes. It also helps to track the usage of syntaxes when codes are mentioned in the exam and how do they work.

So its in my mind to put forward the API in depth but not make it boring to read (Has anyone ever considered to read the API docs?). So the plan is to learn it in a step by step approach taking into mind the exam related topics!

So here we go. Read the rest of this entry »