I passed Web Services 's exam with 73% ( 51/69). I'm happy with the score even though it is low ( I thought of failing ). Anyway, as some ranchers says, a Pass is a Pass. I've read some ranchers ' posts they said the test wasn't tough, in my opinion the exam is definetely HARD. Mine was.
My prep was: - One month of study, about 5-6 hours a day - Studied RMH with Mikalai 's Notes - Read Blueprints - Read SCDJWS Forum Posts - I learned of JAXB in WS Tutorial - Heavily used Mikalai 's Quiz (they were my Salvation). I found 6-7 questions similiar to those of Mikalai. - Read quickly, skipping many parts, other books ( WS in a Nutshell, WS Architetture, WS Security, W3C Recommendations)
Some tips: - I found about 5-6 questions on Basic Profile 's rules ( read carefully that unreadable Document) - About 7-8 questions on Security ( NOT about SAML/XACML/XKSP/WS-Security xml syntax) - Many questions on Apis. They weren't so easy . Of SAX they wanted to know what is an EntityResolver. I found a question about Holders ( what are they ?). A question about ServiceBinding 's methods. I studied only the fundamental interfaces. - A few questions about the differences between EJB and Service Endpoints - A few questions about Inquiry and Publishing Apis - A question about the corret syntax and content( minutes or seconds ?, the first right) of <session-timeout> element - What are the taxonomies a JAXR Provider must provvide ? ( NAICS, UNSPSC, ISO) - What faultcodes does Soap 1.1 defines ? (Client, Server, MustUnderstand, VersionMismatch) - What information does Soap Header entries can carry ? - SuperInterface of SOAPBody ? ( org.w3c.dom.Node) - What part of Soap Message can be other than XML ? ( Attachement Part) - Correct Namespace declarations ? - What must have a J2EE Application Server ? - Only a question about Patterns