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Kalpesh Soni
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could anyone share exam experience please ?

pradeep ??
Kalpesh Soni
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Richard's experience copied from
http://www.coderanch.com/t/147996/java-Web-Services-SCDJWS/certification/Questions-Chapter-RMH

Richard S. Yu
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posted May 14, 2004 09:13 AM OK, I have just taken the test this afternoon at NTUC Tanjong Pagar. If you pay attention to the slip, it is stated that the test is on level 34. I was curious enough to go to level 6 to find out that it was being renovated.

This test is the longest test that I have taken so far. The new place at level 34 is nice, not as "cold" as level 6. I managed to "stay cool" for 3 and a half hours. At last, after deciding that it was enough for me, I left the place 10 minutes before the deadline (4 hours and 20 minutes)

Some notes
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1. There are 16 questions of pattern matching type out of total 174, nicely distributed in various topics (Application Integration)
2. Total questions are exactly 174, no more, no less, 4 1/2 hours for the questions only. The survey before the test has separate timing, 15 minutes, before the test.
3. Please read the whole book of "RMH" and especially the Java implementation. The focus is on JAX-RPC, JAXR, SOAP, WSDL, UDDI, etc, not so much on pure XML and JAXP.
4. For security questions, please study WS-Security and its underlying technologies. They come up quite early. I regret that I did not study it.
5. Some design, best practises, etc on few last questions.
6. Since I do not have real-life experience of J2EE, I was quite overwhelmed by some of the questions. Time to brush more!
7. Conclusion, quite tough, but if you have solid experience, no problem.
8. No report was generated, at the end, it said that the result would be sent after 6-8 weeks.


Any questions, please send to richsun123@yahoo.com
Kalpesh Soni
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and my questions to him

Please share few more things from ur exam experience

1) what is pattern matching !
2) approx how many questions on java apis (implementation) of jax rpc , jaxr, soap, wsdl ??, uddi
3) what about UDDI , how deep ? tricky questions ? how many ?
4) how many design questions ? from where to read those ?
5) where to read security stuff from ? how many questions ?
6) how many deployment related questions ?
Richard S. Yu
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Joined: May 07, 2004
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I can not answer in full detail and accuracy for them. These answers can be subjective and

1) what is pattern matching !

I did not find this on my SCJP exam, therefore I found it interesting (How about other beta exams, are they exist there?). The questions usually start with a diagram and you have to fill the blank entries with the correct answer. For example

.............AnsA
-------------------------------
|............|.........|.............|
WSDL......AnsB....AnsC........SOAP
|....................................|
AnsD...............................AnsE

AnsA XXXX
AnsB XXXX
AnsC XXXX
AnsD XXXX
AnsE XXXX

note: You must do drag and drop the answers to the correct fields to describe their relationships. There are 16 questions like this.

2) approx how many questions on java apis (implementation) of jax rpc , jaxr, soap, wsdl ??, uddi

I did not write down the full detail, but they were equal in number.

3) what about UDDI , how deep ? tricky questions ? how many ?

See answer in q2.

4) how many design questions ? from where to read those ?

"Richard MH" recommended the second reference book, however I had not really read it. Therefore I could not give any comment.

5) where to read security stuff from ? how many questions ?
Focus on the WS-Security and the related ones. Some questions on the best choice of standard needed for certain applications.

6) how many deployment related questions ?
Some questions (not many) on the deployment descriptor like: "which file should be modified when ....".

Tips:
Get all the marks on the "easy questions". They are distributed in various parts, very straightforward (no thinking needed, I think they are there as bonus points :-).

note: I was quite surprised when Vijay Rathore in http://www.coderanch.com/t/147921/java-Web-Services-SCDJWS/certification/Beta-Test-Taker-Counter
said that I was one of the first exam taker. I am puzzled now ???
[ May 16, 2004: Message edited by: Richard S. Yu ]
iyven koh
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"Richard MH" recommended the second reference book, however I had not really read it. Therefore I could not give any comment.


What is the second recommended reference book?
Ajai
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I believe it is BluePrint book by Inderjit Singh.
BTW what is this bonus question stuff??
iyven koh
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What kind of questions have been asked for Java->WSDL and WSDL->Java???
Do we need to know the details of how does it map for both mapping? Like portType will map to be interface in Java? Is there any question like this?
Pradeep bhatt
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I am one of unlukcy one to miss the extension. The exam isn't tough, provided you are able to remember. I wasn't able to study JAXR and security. I expect it to be a high scoring one.

Richards book, J2EE Ws tutorial and Inderjeets book , some good XML schema knowledge should suffice. Those who havent given the exam are lucky ones, you should be able to score well. Unlucky me! Why did I choose 15th May.


Groovy
Richard S. Yu
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"Those who havent given the exam are lucky ones, you should be able to score well. Unlucky me! Why did I choose 15th May."

Me too! :-(
Ko Ko Naing
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Originally posted by Richard S. Yu:
"Those who havent given the exam are lucky ones, you should be able to score well. Unlucky me! Why did I choose 15th May."

Me too! :-(


Not me!!! :roll:


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Pradeep bhatt
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Originally posted by Ko Ko Naing:


Not me!!! :roll:


Ko ko,
What is target score? 100% :roll:
Ko Ko Naing
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Originally posted by Pradeep Bhat:


Ko ko,
What is target score? 100% :roll:


I don't expect much... Within three weeks of study, if I can pass it, it would be really great... Even tough I fail, it's suppposed to be like that...

So don't be afraid of my target...
Kalpesh Soni
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one more weekend gone
any one else wants to add?
Karthik Guru
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Originally posted by Pradeep Bhat:
Richards book, J2EE Ws tutorial and Inderjeets book , some good XML schema knowledge should suffice.


Pradeep some tips ? :roll: I mean some idea of the exam content?
Which areas we are really required to concentrate on?

thanks
 
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