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Passed SCDJWS with 89%

Sathiya Shunmugasundaram

Joined: Feb 28, 2005
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I passed Sun Certified Developer for Java Web Services with 89%.

Studied Richard Monson Haefal's J2EE Web Services, Sun Blue Prints on Web Services, MZ's guide for Security.

Richmond, VA, USA
Mikalai Zaikin
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Congratulations !!!

Delighted to hear that my WSD Guide was helpful.


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Tong Chen
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Bharat Ruparel
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Hello Sathiya,
Can you offer some guidance in preparing for the exam in terms of emphasis on topics etc?

Sathiya Shunmugasundaram

Joined: Feb 28, 2005
Posts: 9

RMH - Richard Monson Haefal - J2EE Web Services

Section 1: XML Web Service Standards

RMH Chapters 2,3

Section 2: SOAP 1.1 Web Service Standards

RMH Chapter 4

Section 3: Describing and Publishing (WSDL and UDDI)

RMH Chapters 5,6,7,8(Though UDDI is comprehensive, it is good to understand so that JAXR can be easer)

Section 4: JAX-RPC

RMH Chapters 9 thru 15(Covers SAAJ too)

Section 5: SOAP and XML Processing APIs (JAXP, JAXB, and SAAJ)

RMH Chapters 20, 21 for SAX, DOM in JAXP
RMH Chapters 13, 14, Appendix E, F, G for SAAJ
Processing XML with Java by Elliotte Rusty Harold - Chapter 17 XSLT and TrAX
http://java.sun.com/webservices/docs/1.5/tutorial/doc/JAXBWorks.html for JAXB

Section 6: JAXR

RMH Chapters 16,17,18,19

Section 7: J2EE Web Services

RMH 9 thru 21, Appendices E, F, G all of which you would have studied already

Section 8: Security

MZ's Guide

Section 9: Developing Web Services

RMH Chapters 22,23,24

Section 10: General Design and Architecture

You can read each pattern in Core J2EE Patterns book and some GoF Java Companion Book.
MZ's guide read it in a nutshell.

To fully appreciate design patterns, you have should have used them somehow

Section 11: Endpoint Design and Architecture

Sun Blue prints on web services - Bu sure to read about Interaction Layer and Processing layer and about Correlation ID to implement Statefull web services

I have purchased whizlabs software which helped a lot.

Bottomline is that first try to read RMH end to end without bothering about objectives. WSDL, UDDI will be a nightmare for a while. After reading for a couple of more times, it should be ok.

After done with RMH, read bluerpints, MZ to round the objectives.

I expected around 80 before going. However I got a bumper prize in Security 100% thanks to MZ. It pushed the score beyond my expectaions. I got 62/69. I missed a couple in XML and SOAP which I feel bad.

It took me 3 weeks in total with one aggressive week.

Good luck guys.

Bil Bob
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Joined: Dec 24, 2004
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Congratulations on a great result!!!

Just as a measure of what I need to do:

I was just wondering how much real world experience u had in
1. programming
2. j2ee
3. web services
before you did this exam.

how many hours did you study/read over all

I am going to try to do a superfast prep for the exam. I have a whole lot of real-world J2EE experience - but am yet use Web services (keen to start!!!)

SCJP, SCWCD, SCBCD, almost SCEA<br />... and a real developer too ;)
Sathiya Shunmugasundaram

Joined: Feb 28, 2005
Posts: 9
1. programming 9 Years
2. j2ee 5 Years
3. web services 0 Years

Sathiya Shunmugasundaram

Joined: Feb 28, 2005
Posts: 9
I have studied Richard Monson Haefal's book for about 2 weeks with probably 2 hrs a day. This was the key.
MZ's security for 2 hrs.
TrAX 1 hr.
BP 1.0 1 hr.
Sun's blue prints on web services 4 hours

As a J2EE developer, all except SOAP, UDDI, WSDL ust be easier. However all of them depend on your understanding of above. Hence try to put 50% of your time in understanding XML, XML Schemas, Namespaces, SOAP, WSDL, UDDI. Remaining must be cake walk.
Nicholas Cheung
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Joined: Nov 07, 2003
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Well done!!!

I found it is quite difficult for me to memerize the core part of BP.
Still, luckily, I can manage it.

What's next then?


SCJP 1.2, OCP 9i DBA, SCWCD 1.3, SCJP 1.4 (SAI), SCJD 1.4, SCWCD 1.4 (Beta), ICED (IBM 287, IBM 484, IBM 486), SCMAD 1.0 (Beta), SCBCD 1.3, ICSD (IBM 288), ICDBA (IBM 700, IBM 701), SCDJWS, ICSD (IBM 348), OCP 10g DBA (Beta), SCJP 5.0 (Beta), SCJA 1.0 (Beta), MCP(70-270), SCBCD 5.0 (Beta), SCJP 6.0, SCEA for JEE5 (in progress)
Sathiya Shunmugasundaram

Joined: Feb 28, 2005
Posts: 9
I am doing my Part II in SCEA and preparing for BEA 8.1 Developer for Integration Solutions which is related to my present job.

I am looking at PMP as next major one.
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