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My 2 cents about the exam

Arun Rao
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Joined: Jan 23, 2004
Posts: 41
Hi folks..

I'm just out of the is long.. man.. i was like this test is never ending.. take a smoke break once u r thru 100 questions..u will be fine.. lol..

I dont know how i did on the exam.. i dont think i did bad...

here are the snippets of the exam..

1. Lot of questions on basic web services.. like how would u describe SAAJ, SOAP, JAXB.. etc..
2. around 20 questions on security.. mostly to do with digital certificates,authentication etc..and their implementation in J2EE..
3. Numerous questions of JAX-RPC.. i guess that is natural as it forms most of the J2EE webservices..
4. Few questions of SOAP fault codes.. make sure that u read it from RMH book.. he has covered it well..
5.around 10-15 questions on UDDI.. function of different API (Inquiry API etc..)
6. As others have pointed out the questions that are "drag and drop" and not very clear sometimes.. be careful while answering those.. i guess at a couple of places..
7. Not many questions with code snippets.. like in SCJP exam.. some questios are pretty basic like given a xml document, how does it conform to the xml schema provided.. a real bonus...
8. No fill in the blank questions..

if you guys have any specific questions let me know..but overall, it is a tough exam and more than tough, it is freaking long.. i lost patience just by sitting for so long..

Good luck to everyone who have not taken the exam until now..
Tong Chen
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Joined: Apr 26, 2002
Posts: 1011
Hi Arun,
If you can add the count at:, if will help us figure out how many people attended the test.

Karthik Guru
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Joined: Mar 06, 2001
Posts: 1209
Hi Arun,

Thanks for the info. Couple of quick ones:
Were there lots of questions on UDDI?.
Are we expected to remeber the api(the package name, methods etc)?
If yes, for all of the JAX-Pack Apis? I mean jax,jaxr, jax-rpc etc?
What is this thing about j2ee 1.4? Does that include beans as well?
The objectives dont seem to talk about that.

Tong Chen
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Joined: Apr 26, 2002
Posts: 1011
No need to remember all the APIs.
The test questions are almost about the higher level issues, such as security, design pattern, etc.
Arun Rao
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Joined: Jan 23, 2004
Posts: 41
As Tong said.. mostly they are higher level questions.. u dont have to remember the API as such. but knowing the functionality of each one of them would help.. yeah there are like 10 questions on UDDI.. one of them is pattern matching question...

about EJB, there were some questions about how EJB endpoints are used in Web services.
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