Sun Certified Web Component Developer Study Companion: SCWCD Java EE 5

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This book is a study guide for any candidate preparing for the new SCWCD 5 version of the Sun Certified Web Component Developer exam (310-083 and upgrade 310-084). It contains the theory behind how the Web container works, and important notes, hints and tips on the types of trick questions to look for in the exam. By combining logical and easy-to-follow discussions with clear visual aids and diagrams, you will wonder by the end of the book why servlets, JSPs and tag… More >>

Sun Certified Web Component Developer Study Companion: SCWCD Java EE 5


  1. This is a complete, no nonsense guide to the material on the Sun Certified Web Component Developer (SCWCD) exam. It is well written, and easy to read.

    Last week I passed the 310-084 exam with a score of 92%. This book was one of my chief resources in preparing. I bought this book on impulse (I already had the other three big books on preparation for the SCWCD). I was pleasantly surprised. The book covers all the material on the exam in a straightforward way. For example, I found the description of deploying web applications (deployment descriptor elements) very helpful.

    Readers with no background in Servlets and JSP may find the material here too detailed for an introduction. These readers may be want to look at Head First Servlets and JSP: Passing the Sun Certified Web Component Developer Exam (Brain-Friendly Guides). Once they have the big picture from the “Head First” book, this would be a great second book, filling the details needed to pass the test.

    Like most exam preparation books, there are questions at the end of each chapter (over 300 total). These questions make sure that help the reader make sure that they understand the material (these questions are somewhat easier than ones on the exam). Here, each answer has a complete explanation. I found it very useful to read ALL of the answers, not just the ones I missed. This helped me find things that I misunderstood, or once in a while pointed out when I got right answer for the wrong reason.

    The book contains additional material (beyond the exam objectives) on methods and topics that are useful in real world web development. Also, the final section of the book contains a description of differences between J2EE 1.5 and Java EE 5. This added material is clearly labeled, so that candidates can skip it during final preparation.

    Preparing for one of Sun’s certification exams will never be really easy or fun (they’re too hard for that), but if you have committed yourself to passing, this book is a great resource.

    Highly recommended.

    Rating: 5 / 5

  2. This is an awksome book with lots of insight thoughts. Best to prepare for SCWCD 5 examSun Certified Web Component Developer Study Companion: SCWCD Java EE 5 (Exams 310-083 and 310-084)
    Rating: 5 / 5

  3. I passed SCWCD 5 with the score 89%. This book is definitely necessary for your certification studying. Although the content of this book is a little bit boring (very few images, full of text, not so easy to understand if you do not have so much fundamental knowledge on JSP and servlet), it is still the best book you must read if you want to pass the exam as soon as possible. I actually have another book to help prepare the test, but finally i recognized that I have to totally digest this book before I take the test.

    Good luck to your exam.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  4. If you are really looking for the SCWCD certification, this is the ONLY book you need. If you spend enough time on this one and understand the concepts the author has laid out, you are all set to get certified! Also, this is not just for the certification. I am sure, I will be using this book as a reference down the line!
    Rating: 5 / 5

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