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Finally passed SCDJWS!

Udaya Sankar Pillutla
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Joined: Mar 29, 2006
Posts: 10
Hi all,

Passed the certification with 84%.

Ironically, I scored the lowest (40%) in the first objective (XML Web Service Standards). Apparently showed me (rather painfully) that I need to concentrate on the bare basics before learning advanced concepts

My list of items used for preparation (gleaned mostly from fellow ranchers in here):

1. RMH - The bible. Read this 5-6 times cover to cover. (MUST)
2. Blueprints - MUST read chapters 3,4,5,7,8
3. MZ notes - Excellent source for revision. Helped me greatly specifically for Security and JAXB.
4. xyzws quiz - A little ambiguous sometimes but helpful nonetheless. (Dont take the test more that twice. The questions start to repeat.)
5. Securing Web Services (Jothy Rosenberg, David L. Remy) Chapters 1,6,7,9 - Skimmed through due to time constraints. I strongly suggest you read the security section in MZ notes before you touch anything on security.
6. Worked on IBM RAD/WAS to gain basic experience developing and deploying web services.

Preparation span was 7 weeks - 2-3 hrs/day, 7-8hrs on weekends.

All in all, I am relieved I was able to clear this exam.

Thanks very much to all you guys on javaranch for guiding me through this and best of luck to all the people taking this exam.

Cheers
Cameron Wallace McKenzie
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Joined: Aug 26, 2006
Posts: 4968
    
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Congratulations!

That certification looks great on a resume. Really sets you apart from the crowd!

-Cameron McKenzie
Mikalai Zaikin
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Joined: Jun 04, 2002
Posts: 3212
    
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Great job !!!


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amit sharma
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Joined: Aug 17, 2007
Posts: 40
Congrats Udaya


one question Is Real Exam is difficult or same level of XYZWS exam, how much
you got in XYZWS exam??
Udaya Sankar Pillutla
Greenhorn

Joined: Mar 29, 2006
Posts: 10
Originally posted by amit rossi:
Congrats Udaya


one question Is Real Exam is difficult or same level of XYZWS exam, how much
you got in XYZWS exam??


Thank you

I took it twice and scored 80% on both. The level is similar to the one on the actual exam.

Cheers.
Udaya Sankar Pillutla
Greenhorn

Joined: Mar 29, 2006
Posts: 10
Thanks MZ and Cameron!

I certainly hope it adds some shine to me resume

Cheers.
Padma priya Gururajan
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Joined: Oct 05, 2006
Posts: 435
Hi Udaya,
Congrats.
Could you please tell me from where I do get RMH Bible?

Thanks in advance.


Padma priya N.G.
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Udaya Sankar Pillutla
Greenhorn

Joined: Mar 29, 2006
Posts: 10
Originally posted by Padma priya Gururajan:
Hi Udaya,
Congrats.
Could you please tell me from where I do get RMH Bible?

Thanks in advance.


Thank you

The book is J2EE Web Services by Richard Monson Haefel (RMH). (I referred to it as the Bible becuase it gives a good overview of Web Services and is a must read)

Cheers.
Padma priya Gururajan
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Joined: Oct 05, 2006
Posts: 435
Hi Udaya,
Could you please tell from where I would get the MH notes and the Blue prints?
Thanks in advance.
Udaya Sankar Pillutla
Greenhorn

Joined: Mar 29, 2006
Posts: 10
Originally posted by Padma priya Gururajan:
Hi Udaya,
Could you please tell from where I would get the MH notes and the Blue prints?
Thanks in advance.



MZ Notes
JWS Blueprints

Cheers.
Daniel Abella
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Joined: Nov 04, 2006
Posts: 134
Congratulations ;D

Great job.


Cordially,<br />Daniel Abella<br />abellad@gmail.com<br /><a href="http://www.abella.com.br" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.abella.com.br</a><br />SCJP 1.4, SCWCD for J2EE 1.4, SCBCD for JEE 5.0, SCEA, SCEA 5.0 (I), SCMAD 1.0
Krishna Srinivasan
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Joined: Jul 28, 2003
Posts: 1844

Congrats!!


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cheenu Dev
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Joined: Nov 13, 2005
Posts: 276
congrats!!!


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Joe Harry
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Joined: Sep 26, 2006
Posts: 9426
    
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Congratulations!


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