SCWCD Exam Study Kit Second Edition
Java Web Component Developer Certification

Hanumant Deshmukh, Jignesh Malavia, and Matthew Scarpino

2005 | 560 pages | B&W
ISBN: 9781932394382

$49.95 Softbound print + PDF eBook
$39.99 eBook edition (PDF only)


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With the tremendous penetration of J2EE in the enterprise, passing the Sun Certified Web Component Developer exam has become an important qualification for Java and J2EE developers. To pass the SCWCD exam (Number: 310-081) you need to answer 69 questions in 135 minutes and get 62% of them right. You also need $150 and this (completely updated and newly revised) book.

In its first edition, the SCWCD Exam Study Kit was the most popular book used to pass this most desirable web development certification exam. The new edition will help you learn the concepts —large and small— that you need to know. It covers the newest version of the exam and not a single topic is missed.

The SCWCD exam is for Sun Certified Java Programmers who have a certain amount of experience with Servlets and JSPs, but for those who do not, the book starts with three introductory chapters on these topics. Although the SCWCD Exam Study Kit has one purpose, to help you get certified, you will find yourself returning to it as a reference after passing the exam.

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Hanumant Deshmukh, Jignesh Malavia, and Matthew Scarpino, are Sun Certified Web Component Developers who have written a focused and practical book thanks to their extensive background in Java/J2EE design and development. They live, respectively, in Iselin, New Jersey, Ardsley, New York, and Austin, Texas.

Preface to Second Edition

When I first considered taking the Sun Certified Web Component Developer (SCWCD) exam, I thought it was going to be a breeze. After all, I’d deployed some servlets and I had a solid working knowledge of JavaServer Pages (JSPs). But before I registered, I figured a few simulation questions couldn’t hurt. What an eye-opener! The questions seemed better suited to Trivial Pursuit than a software exam. How could these sadists ask for every Java exception, interface method, and XML element? Do I look like a Javadoc?

I bought a few books covering the exam, but Manning’s SCWCD Exam Study Kit stood out from the rest. With its in-depth explanations, multiple helpful appendices, and powerful simulation software, it became apparent that this was something special. Building this immense course must have been a labor of love, and the authors’ dedication shone on every page. It goes without saying that I passed the exam with flying colors.

When Manning approached me to assist in creating a second edition for the new 310–081 exam, I was honored and nervous. Hanumant and Jignesh had set the standard for clarity and precise technical understanding, and it would take no small effort to maintain their degree of merit. But, after passing the new exam, I looked forward to presenting Sun’s new features for simplifying web development, including the Expression Language, the JSP Standard Tag Library, and SimpleTag development. This new edition covers these topics and more, holding as closely as possible to the quality of its predecessor.

Matthew Scarpino