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Passed SCDJWS with 86%

amit sharma
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Joined: Aug 17, 2007
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Hi Ranchers
Yesterday i cleared SCDJWS with 86%

So here is my Preparation

Previous experience - i have done one project using web services but don't know much about it ( because most code was IDE generated ).

I used RMH (Richad monson Haefal j2ee web services book) as main study resource( Not as reference book).

I read it 3 times ( End to end reading, including appendices) + 1 times ( revise it)
initially i found it RMH boring and my speed was slow and didn't understanding the many things, This was the hardest part. only later i developed interest.

By this time my whole book was already painted witn marker and pencil marks.

After first three times going through RMH + Chapter 3 Blueprint + MZ Security portion
then i attempted XYZWS mock exam to check my preparation got first attempt. After that i improved a lot.
also attempted Trial version of Wizlab
Then i read RMH once more(many topic twice) + Chapter 5,8 Blueprint + MZ (JAXB, JAXP, design and architecture Portion) + XYZWS (JAXB)

For Security MZ notes is best resource this topic isn't covered anywhere.
i got 100% in that portion

simulaneously i was attempting XYZWS Questions got 72%, 84%, 85 % 89%, 92%. In mock most questions were straightforward.
Real exam i felt little bit harder (i had to do guesswork in that)
I won't compare it with SCJP But i have to put atleast 3 times effort than SCWCD 1.4(thanks to HFSJ). may be my preparation method is not shortest, but i know the things well.

A special thanks to all those who share their preparation ( Gaurav Agnihotri, Steve Lock and others). Here are their posts, they explained very well.

[ May 09, 2008: Message edited by: amit rossi ]
Padma priya Gururajan
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Hi Amit,
Congrats on that great score.

Padma priya N.G.
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Mikalai Zaikin
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Congratulations !

Great score !!!

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Paul Michael
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Joined: Jul 02, 2001
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Congratulations amit! It is indeed a great score, especially for SCDJWS.

SCJP 1.2 (89%), SCWCD 1.3 (94%), IBM 486 (90%), SCJA Beta (96%), SCEA (91% / 77%), SCEA 5 P1 (77%), SCBCD 5 (85%)
Joe Harry
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Thanks for sharing your experience!

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Divya Gehlot
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Joined: Sep 10, 2006
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Hi Amit,

SCJP1.5(81%), SCDJWS(94%), next mission SCEA (but need to wait or that)
Ashok Kumar
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SCJP 1.5 -> SCWCD 5 -> ??
Krishna Srinivasan
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Cameron Wallace McKenzie
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Great feedback!

Congratulations on passing the exam. It's a tough one!

-Cameron McKenzie
Ashok Kumar Babu
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Joined: Jul 25, 2006
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Thanks for sharing your experience.

Ashok<br /> <br />SCJP 91%<br />SCWCD 88%
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