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Took the exam today

Nicholas Cheung
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I have taken the exam today, as some others have pointed out some important issues, I feel the exam was much more easier than I expected.

Amoung the 174 questions:
1. You must read Basic Profile 1.0 as detail as possible, around 20+ questions asking the requirements, and restrictions enforced by BP 1.0.
2. You must know what are the usage of each WS APIs, included JAX-RPC, JAXR, JAXB, etc. There are around 10 questions.
3. You must fully read WS security, including SAML, XMACL, etc. The questions are bonus. If you know the basic, you can answer them without thinking.
4. There are a few questions with coding, so, do expect that all questions are conceptal type.
5. DND questions are dxxm. Some even cant see the diagrams!
6. You need to know the WAR, and EAR structures when WS are deployed.
7. Read aboud SOAP structures, around 20 questions about SOAP structure.
8. Understand the UDDI components' relationship.

Good luck to all who havent taken the exam.

Nick


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Marc Peabody
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4. There are a few questions with coding, so, do expect that all questions are conceptal type.


Do you mean specifically no Java coding?
[ May 23, 2004: Message edited by: Marc Peabody ]

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Ken Ho
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Originally posted by Nicholas Cheung:

6. You need to know the WAR, and EAR structures when WS are deployed.


Nicholas, do we need to know those tags from web.xml/webservices.xml/jax-prc mapping file in details (eg. any questions like which one is mandatory, which is the correct tag name or given the xml, is it valid or not, etc.)?
since I found that it's impossible for me to memorize all those stuff....

Also, is there a lot of questions on Design and Architecture? tough or not? :roll:

Thanks.


SCJP 1.4, SCWCD 1.3, SCBCD 1.3, SCMAD, SCDJWS
Nicholas Cheung
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Do you mean specifically no Java coding?

There are less than 5 questions that related to Java coding in my test.

Nick
Nicholas Cheung
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do we need to know those tags from web.xml/webservices.xml/jax-prc mapping file in details

No. But you need to know the WAR and EAR files' structure for Web Services.


Also, is there a lot of questions on Design and Architecture? tough or not?

YES, there are around 20 questions about the design patterns. But if you have studied them from SCWCD and SCBCD, you will find no difficuity for this section at all.

Nick
Alexei Vinogradov
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Were there questions about:

XSLT API
SwA (Soap with Attachment)
Some featchers that are not allowed in WS-I BP (not counting those about WS-I BP itself)?
Nicholas Cheung
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XSLT API

NO.


SwA (Soap with Attachment)
Some featchers that are not allowed in WS-I BP (not counting those about WS-I BP itself)?

YES, but only a few questions are related to these topics.

Nick
Ko Ko Naing
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Thanks a lot for the experience, Nick... I hope you are on business trip to Tokyo... Have a nice trip, Nick...


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Ko Ko Naing
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Originally posted by Nicholas Cheung:
3. You must fully read WS security, including SAML, XMACL, etc. The questions are bonus. If you know the basic, you can answer them without thinking.


Nick, will the chapter7 - security of sun's blueprint be enough for the exam? I have no other books to read...
Nicholas Cheung
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will the chapter7 - security of sun's blueprint be enough for the exam? I have no other books to read...

Defintely not enough.

If you really need, I may try give you a help. Please send me a PM.

Nick
Mcgill Smith
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quote Nick
3. You must fully read WS security, including SAML, XMACL, etc. The questions are bonus. If you know the basic, you can answer them without thinking.
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Hi Nick
Do you think the chapter 14 in Enterprise Java 2 Security: Building Secure and Robust J2EE Applications is enough for the Exam.

what is XMACL.



Thanks in advance.
[ May 24, 2004: Message edited by: Mcgill smith ]

Regards
Mcgill
Anushe Khan
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Defintely not enough.

If you really need, I may try give you a help. Please send me a PM.

Nick

I would also appreciate your help.
[ May 24, 2004: Message edited by: Anushe Khan ]
Ken Ho
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Originally posted by Nicholas Cheung:

YES, there are around 20 questions about the design patterns. But if you have studied them from SCWCD and SCBCD, you will find no difficuity for this section at all.

Nick


Thanks so much for your information. It definitely help me on cracking the exam.

Besides, Good luck to your business trip!
Jim Bracks
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quote: Nick
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Defintely not enough.

If you really need, I may try give you a help. Please send me a PM.

Nick

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Please send me a PM. :roll:
Nicholas Cheung
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Do you think the chapter 14 in Enterprise Java 2 Security: Building Secure and Robust J2EE Applications is enough for the Exam.

YES. It covers all necessary security components that will be examined in the exam, thus, you should read that chapter.


what is XMACL.

Sorry, it is a typo. It should be: XACML.

Nick
Kalpesh Soni
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nick u there ?
xixi wang
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Nick,

Would you please help me as well? Thank you so much!

Xixi
shanita
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Please Nick, we need your help badly badly badly :roll: :roll:
Dhiren Joshi
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Nick ,
Will the chapter 14 from J2EE security and security chapter from blueprints be enough for Security or do I need more resources.


Thanks
Dhiren
zena sam
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For JAX-RPC, JAXR, JAXP ..is it enough to study the sun tutorials at http://java.sun.com/j2ee/1.4/docs/tutorial/doc/index.html to answer any API related questions.

Thanks in Advance!!
Ko Ko Naing
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Originally posted by zena sam:
For JAX-RPC, JAXR, JAXP ..is it enough to study the sun tutorials at http://java.sun.com/j2ee/1.4/docs/tutorial/doc/index.html to answer any API related questions.

Thanks in Advance!!


I don't think it will be enough because they are just tutorials and we need more conceptual stuff to do well in the exam... According to the exam experiences posted here in this forum, it seems that JAX-RPC part is the most important part... So we need more resources to study that topic, if possible, in order to understand the topic well...
bird cao
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Defintely not enough.

If you really need, I may try give you a help. Please send me a PM.

Nick

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I would also appreciate your help.
Henry Zheng
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Nick, me too need your help

Thanks!


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Andy Smith
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Me to in need of ur much needed help...


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Ted Smith
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Nick, Help needed. Please send me a PM.
Maria Tan
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Nick, Please send me a PM if possible.

Thanks
Nancy King
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Nick, help needed. Please send me a PM. Thanks a lot.

Nancy
Ghassan Hallaq
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Nick, help needed. Please send me a PM. Thanks a lot.


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Santosh Ramachandrula
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Nick , Can you please PM me also.


Thanks,
Santosh
Andy Smith
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I Have still not got any Help , Where r u ???
Mcgill Smith
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Security(understanding of WS security,SAML, XMLSignatures,XML Encryption and when to use them.(This part is quite easy).
buchun Sharku
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Nick, help needed. Please send me a PM. Thanks a lot.
 
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