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Passed 288 with 64%

Nicholas Cheung
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Joined: Nov 07, 2003
Posts: 4982
Just back from the exam center, the exam is much more difficult than SCDJWS. Lucky, I passed it marginally.

I used 2 books for this exam:
1. RHM - J2EE Web Services, for core WS concepts
2. IBM Redbook - WSAD v5.1 Web Services Handbook, for WSAD related topics

Below is the % of each section:
1. Architecture and Core Concepts: 87% (7 out of 8)
2. Develop Web Services: 57% (8 out of 14)
3. Access Web Services: 40% (2 out of 5)
4. Package, Deploy and Publish: 62% (5 out of 8)
5. Testing and Validation: 66% (4 out of 6)
6. Security: 33% (2 out of 6)
7. Web Services and Java: 100% (6 out of 6)

Due to the expiry of IBM vouchers, I dont have enough time to study. I have only read the Redbook once, together for some concepts review from RHM's book when there are some unclear concepts in the redbook.

Honestly, the Redbook is not enough. It does not cover all the exam objectives, such as command tools, WSAD wizard (like WSE, WSDL editor, etc), Encoding, and WSE for JMS, security, etc.

The questions are difficult, not becos of the concepts, but the IDE specific issues, like which of the following option does not appear in XXX wizard, which of the following cannot be configured by XXX wizard. Thus, you really need to know about those IDE specific questions.

In addition, for those who taken SCDJWS, you will find section 1 and 7 are relatively easy, as these topics have been overlapped with SCDJWS. If you have studied throughly with SCDJWS, you will find no difficulty at all.

Finally, I have one beta exam left.

Best wishes to those who will take this exam before 30 June 2004.

Nick


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)
Ken Ho
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Joined: Feb 01, 2004
Posts: 91
Congratulations!!
This time, it's my turn to say "A pass is a pass!".
Good luck to your LAST beta exam in this year! Right?


SCJP 1.4, SCWCD 1.3, SCBCD 1.3, SCMAD, SCDJWS
Nicholas Cheung
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Joined: Nov 07, 2003
Posts: 4982
Thanks Ken.

I hope 1z1-040 is not the last beta exam for this year, as I am still waiting for the old plain SCEA to be review, and hopinh that the beta exam of part I to be released before the end of this year.

How's your MCSD.Net progress?

My company may send me to the IBM DB2 exams, which I personally dont wanna to go.

Nick
Serge Adzinets
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Joined: Nov 26, 2002
Posts: 166
Congrats, Nick! You're lucky

Some guys seem like having a hobby - taking beta exams


Best Regards,<br />Serge
Nicholas Cheung
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Joined: Nov 07, 2003
Posts: 4982

You're lucky

I did think so too. When I pressed the *finish* button, I guess I were going to fail, as I were very unsure about most of the WSAD related questions.

Anyway, I am very happy with this score already, as it is really a difficult exam.


Some guys seem like having a hobby - taking beta exams

YES, becos beta exams are cheap (or even free). I can get certify without paying much money.

Nick
Ramon Gill
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Joined: May 15, 2003
Posts: 344
Well done Nick. There can't be many certs left that you want to do (apart from SCEA).
Ray
Axel Janssen
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Joined: Jan 08, 2001
Posts: 2164
congrats Nick.
And thanks for the review of the exam.
I like professional work and you simply know this certi stuff.
Nicholas Cheung
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Joined: Nov 07, 2003
Posts: 4982

There can't be many certs left that you want to do (apart from SCEA).

There are still lots of exams that I wanna take, but I dont have time and money.

Nick
Vishwa Kumba
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Joined: Aug 27, 2003
Posts: 1064
Congrats!
Ram Natarajan Sharma
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Joined: Jun 13, 2004
Posts: 5
Congrats
Kostya Razumovsky
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Joined: May 02, 2004
Posts: 23
Congratulations, Nicholas !!!

In your opinion, does it require much time to prepare for SCDJWS after successful passing of IBM-288?

I have just passed IBM-288 with 87%...


Lots of things become clear, when you stop thinking /Viktor Pelevin/
Nicholas Cheung
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Joined: Nov 07, 2003
Posts: 4982

In your opinion, does it require much time to prepare for SCDJWS after successful passing of IBM-288?

YES, otherwise, I have already failed, as I have less than 1 week to prepare this exam, due to the expiration of the free voucher.

Nick
Ko Ko Naing
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Joined: Jun 08, 2002
Posts: 3178
Wow! I just found this great successful story today... Congratulations, Nick... I've not been in this forum for long... I'm here again...

Good job, Nick... U've passed all the exams you took in the past... Is there any exam that you failed? I don't mean to recall the sad stories back again... I just want to know... Just curious..


Co-author of SCMAD Exam Guide, Author of JMADPlus
SCJP1.2, CCNA, SCWCD1.4, SCBCD1.3, SCMAD1.0, SCJA1.0, SCJP6.0
Nicholas Cheung
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Joined: Nov 07, 2003
Posts: 4982

Is there any exam that you failed?

Nope.

I hope 1z1-036 will not be the 1st exam that I failed.

Nick
Ko Ko Naing
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Joined: Jun 08, 2002
Posts: 3178
Originally posted by Nicholas Cheung:
Nope.

Cool!!!

I hope 1z1-036 will not be the 1st exam that I failed.

I wish you pass it for that as well....
Nicholas Cheung
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Joined: Nov 07, 2003
Posts: 4982
This is my turn now. Did you fail any before?


I wish you pass it for that as well....

The exam has been released offically on 9 July 2004, but still, I dont have any news about the result.

Nick
Vijay S. Rathore
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Joined: Oct 29, 2001
Posts: 449
Congratulations Nicholas Cheung,

Well done.


SCJP, SCJD, SCWCD1.4, IBM486, IBM484, IBM 483, IBM 287, IBM141, IBM Certified Enterprise Developer - WebSphere Studio, V5.0
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