Thursday, July 15, 2004

The Sun Certified Web Component Developer 1.4 (SCWCD 1.4)

In March 2004, Sun Microsystems launched a new version of their existing Sun Certified Web Component Developer 1.3(SCWCD 1.3) exam, which tests the web component development according to the latest J2EE 1.4 specification.

The new features added are Expression Language,JSTL, and Tag files and revamps the existing objectives to test the new techniques introduced in JSP 2.0 and Servlets
2.4 specifications.Also some objectives such as SingleThreadedModel,which are deprecated now, have been removed from the exam.

Prerequisites : The first step towards SCWCD is becoming an SCJP(Sun Certified Java Programmer).

Objectives : The following are the objectives of the exam specified by Sun Microsystems broadly.

1.The Servlet Technology Model.

2.The Structure and Deployment of Web Applications

3.The Web Container Model.

4. Session Management

5. Web Application Security

6. The JavaServer Pages (JSP) Technology Model.

7. Building JSP Pages Using the Expression Language(EL).

8. Building Jsp Pages Using Standard Actions.

9. Building JSP Pages Using Tag Libraries.

10.Building a Custom Tag Library

11.J2EE patterns

for detailed information refer to


Type of Questions : The type of questions asked in the SCWCD exam are Multiple choice(with one or more correct choices) and Drag N Drop. Like the SCJP exam, if a multiple-choice question has more than one correct choice,it is explicitly stated in the question.

Time : The time allowed to complete this exam is 135 minutes.

Passing % : You need to score at least 62% to be successful. The exam asks you 69 questions and you need to correctly answer at least 43.

Exam Code : When booking the exam with the prometric centres, the exam code to be used is CX-310-081.

Useful Resources :

Head First Servlets and Jsp by Bryan Basham,Kathy Sierra and Bert Bates.

Core J2EE Patterns - 2nd Edition by Deepak Alur.

Core Servlets - 2nd Edition by Marty Hall.

Professional JSP - 3rd Edition by Simon Brown.

If you want a free resource then u can get it from the website of Mikalai:


Specifications :

It is highly recommended to spent going through the

Servlets 2.4 specification at
Servlet 2.4.

Jsp 2.0 specification at
Jsp 2.0.

Discussion Forums :

JavaRanch's Dicussion Forum for the SCWCD Exam.

Marcus Green's Dicussion Forum

Whizlabs SCWCD Certification Forum

The credit of my contents goes to Sivasundaram Umapathy
who has finished his SCJP,SCBCD,SCWCD,SCEA,OCA,BEA and IBM Certifications.