Oracle launched "Java EE 6 Web Component Developer Certified Expert 1Z0-899 Exam" in 2011 to replace "Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 6 Java Server Pages and Servlet Developer Certified Expert Exam" and the "Oracle Certified Expert, Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 6 Java Server Pages and Servlet Developer" certification. They are equivalent of plain old SCWCD exam of Sun Microsystems era. Frankly speaking, I always found sun naming less confusing and clearer than Oracle’s e.g. SCJP was much better thanOCAJP andOCPJP. Though this exam is based on your knowledge of Servlet and JSP as per Java EE 6 specification, any book which covers this two technology e.g. "Head First Servlet and JSP" is highly recommended because Servlets and JSP are not changed much except Servlet 3.0 specification, which you can prepare separately. Oracle also provides training and preparation material and you can also take help from commercial mock exam providers like Whizlabs and Enthuware.
3 Books to prepare Oracle 1ZO-899 Java EE 6 Web Component Developer
Here are a couple of books I have used in past to prepare for Oracle’s Java EE 6 Web Component Developer Certified Expert exam. It includes a book on Servlet and JSP which are the main technology tested by this exam.
This covers most of the topic including Servlet, JSP, Custom tag and JSTL tag library but it doesn’t cover Servlet 3.0 specification. It’s not up-to-date but a good book to learn Servlet and JSP. So if you don’t have much experience on Servlet and JSP you can use this book to learn them first and then take other exam guides to supplement your reading.
This it is a study guide for any candidate preparing for the Java EE Web Component Developer exam (Oracle Exam 1Z0-899). Unlike Head First Servlet and JSP, which is a general book to learn Servlet and JSP, this book is specially designed for candidates preparing this exam. It covers all exam topics and explains the concept with the help of useful examples. You can even buy these two books together at Amazon’s website. In short, one of the best book for OCEJWCD exam.
You can use this book as a companion to prepare offline. It’s not expensive, just 12$ and help you to test the concept you learn by reading those 2 books.
WhizLabs or Enthuware Mock Test for Java EE 6 1Z0-899 Exam
Though both provides excellent quality mock tests and exam, I personally like Whizlabs for their up-to-date material, quality, and clear explanation. I suggest you decide by yourself by taking theirfree practice test. Whether you choose Whizlabs or Enthuware, you will be in better position, but you must choose at least one because it’s proven that candidate who took these mock tests are better prepared for the exam than other candidates.
Some Important details of Oracle Certified Expert, Java EE 6 Web Component Exam (1Z0-899) are following.
- Price of this exam is approximately 250 USD
- You will get 140 minutes to solve 57 multiple choice questions.
- You need 64% marks to pass this exam, (37 out of 57) questions
- You need to buy exam voucher, which you can buy online from Oracle’s website and you can take this example at any PearsonVue center
- Candidate must have any version of Oracle Certified Professional (OCAPJP), Java Programmer (SE 5 or SE 6 or SE 7) Or any version of Sun Certified Java Programmer (SCJP)
- You can also buy Certification Value Packages: Save up to 20% on training and exams with this all-inclusive package.
Why should Java JEE Programmer give SCWCD/OCEJWCD 6 Exam?
Oracle Certified Expert, Java EE 6 Web Component Developer (OCPEWCD 6) is for Java Web developers specializing in developing enterprise and web application using Servlet, JSP, Java Server Pages and related technology. The certification demonstrates that you are proficient in Java Web Technology e.g. Servlet and JSP (Java Server Pages).
The certification will help to enhance your salary, job opportunities, and credibility through its respected credential. If you are still not convinced then I suggest reading this article about 10 reasons to become certified Java developer .
I have three Java certification though from the older time of Sun but I have see it how much it help, especially if you are changing job e.g. going form core Java development to Java web development or mobile Java to Core Java development. It also set you apart from rest of the candidate. In short, Java certifications leaves a positive impression on your resume.
That’s all about how to prepare for Java EE 6 Web Component Developer Certified Expert (1Z0-899) exam. I wish you all the best for all candidates going for this certification. If you have any questions, doubts or want to know more about anything related to exam, please leave a comment and I’ll try my best to answer you queries.