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I had a few questions regarding the web services test. 1>I am not familiar with JSP and Java Beans, therefore would it be alright to prepare for the web services test. 2>Should I give the SCWCD & SCBCD first, before taking the webservices test.
Initially I was planning to take the SCWCD, but later changed my mind, as I felt that webservices is an emerging technology. Please give me advice, based on which I can make a decision.
The pre-requisites for SCDJWS is SCJP (Java Programmer). It is not a must for you to take the exam of SCWCD or SCBCD before you proceed on SCDJWS. To learn web service, you must have a strong knowledge in XML technology.Besides, you need to know about the technology which leverage on Java such as JAX-RPC,JAXR,JAXP,JAXB. Therefore, you can take this exam without knowing JSP/Servlet/EJB.
The 3 tests really don't have that much in common, as iyven says. The order doesn't matter much. I say go with the one that you would have the most motivation to study for. Sometimes the betas can be a downer on motivation because: 1) You know that you have not invested any money into it 2) There are fewer study resources to choose from (most of which are rather mediocre and there's no assurance that any source you read is all that relevent to the test) 3) When you're done you receive no immediate feedback as to how well you've done... you have to wait a couple months. But if you're a cheapskate like me, I'll commit to getting the cert eventually whether it is by beta or not and so I have motivation to get it over with the first time when it is free.
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Thanks for the advice guys. I think I will take the web services next, though I will not be able to give the beta, cos I feel I wont be prepared so soon. May be I will take it in june.