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Andy Smith
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Joined: Sep 28, 2003
Posts: 239
For the people who have appeared for the exam...
How would you rate the exam..?
1. easy
2. Medium.
3. tough.
4. too tough

Howz the quality of exam..?
1. poor.
2. just ok.
3. good.
4. Excellent

wat would be the passing percentage..?
1. less then 55
2. 55 - 60
3. 60 - 65
4. > 65


How are ur chances of clearing up the xam..?
1. low.
2. medium..
3. high.
4. its almost cleared.


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SCJP 2, SCWCD 2, SCDJWS, IBM 141 (In Progress), IBM 486 (Next)
Mcgill Smith
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Joined: Nov 11, 2003
Posts: 178
How would you rate the exam..?

Medium.
If there is a study guide than its going to be much easier.

Howz the quality of exam..?

JUST OK!!!
dnd questions s**k , can't understand why they have them in the first place ,some easy questions were asked in a difficult (not clear) way,some answers were not clear. IMO overall quality of the exam needs improvement.

wat would be the passing percentage..?
60.
4 -How are ur chances of clearing up the xam..?



Regards
Mcgill
Pradeep bhatt
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Joined: Feb 27, 2002
Posts: 8898

If you study well, the exam should be easy. Unfortunately for me I took it too early on 15th May.


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Marcelo Sousa Ancelmo
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Joined: Jan 17, 2002
Posts: 497

I think that if you study well, using J2EE Web Services, have a good knowledge in XML and XML Schema, the exam should be medium.

I got have a deep understand in the various J2EE Api's, like JAXR, JAX-RPC, JAXP, JAXB. Also, there a lot of questions based on XACML, XKMS, SAML and XML Digital Signature, for the part of security.

I think that the pass score, based on that exam and on the others beta's, should be around 65-70%.

The exam is OK, whit only a few questions with some typos.

I guess that my chances was medium



Regards,


Marcelo Sousa Ancelmo - Brazil
Theodore Casser
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Joined: Mar 14, 2001
Posts: 1902

I thought the exam was alright, all told. (I took in on Friday.) I studied quite a bit, having had only the most vague really of experience with it at the office, and I think I understood everything, though there were a few doozies of questions thrown in there. (And I tried not to be too silly in my notes this time.)

I think the pass percentage will probably be 50's to low 60's at best. And I think I'd put my chances at about 50% (no, not the 'Everything has a 50% chance of happening - either it does or does not' kind of chance...)


Theodore Jonathan Casser
SCJP/SCSNI/SCBCD/SCWCD/SCDJWS/SCMAD/SCEA/MCTS/MCPD... and so many more letters than you can shake a stick at!
iyven koh
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Joined: Jun 16, 2003
Posts: 66
I would rate the exam as medium and the quality of exam has quite a space room for improvement. sometimes the questions are not clear or not really in the scope(in my opinion) and some of the answers are vague. However, there are also have some good questions on testing our understanding of Java Web Services. Personally, i don't like the DnD questions too. I need to spend quite some time to figure out how to answer the questions.
Overall, it is still a good experience for me to learn and took the exam.
I guess my chances of passing is 50%. Just wish all those who are going to take the exam in this few days All the Best!
Cheers
peter cooke
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Joined: Mar 16, 2004
Posts: 314
I just took The beta exam; it had a lot of questions on what was allowed in soap 1.0 or Soap 1.1. I was very glad I had been studying for the IBM XML exam.

I really know nothing about webservices API's. However, related programming knowledge and crash reading of webservices tutorial allowed me to usually elimanate the wrong answers.

does any one know if sun will break the results down on how well/poor I did? Will it just be single pass fail?


CIAO Peter M. Cooke
Andy Smith
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Joined: Sep 28, 2003
Posts: 239
Hi Gang,
I appeared yesterday...and these are my observations:-

How would you rate the exam..?

1. easy
2. Medium.
3. tough.
4. too tough

Howz the quality of exam..?
1. poor.
2. just ok.
3. good.
4. Excellent

wat would be the passing percentage..?
1. less then 55
2. 55 - 60
3. 60 - 65
4. > 65


How are ur chances of clearing up the xam..?
1. low.
2. medium..
3. high.
4. its almost cleared.
Abu Naser Mohammad Muinuddin
Greenhorn

Joined: Mar 31, 2004
Posts: 11
I rate the exam as Medium.You have to know very well about soap,wsdl,xml schema,JAX-RPC,JAXR,JAXP,JAXB,endpoint design and security feature SAML,XKMS,xml digital signature etc.I think drag & drop questions are very important.I like the D'D questions.
The passing score for beta should be 60-65%.
My chances of passing is medium.Best luck for all the exam takers.

Abu Naser Mohammad Muinuddin
(SCJP 1.2,MCP in C#)


Abu Naser Mohammad Muinuddin<br />Sun Certified Instructor(SCI)<br />(SCJP 1.2, MCP in C# .NET)<br />(SCDJWS waiting for result)
Siraj Shaik
Greenhorn

Joined: Jun 04, 2004
Posts: 12
I appeared yesterday...and these are my observations:-

How would you rate the exam..?
Medium to tough.

Howz the quality of exam..?
good.

what would be the passing percentage..?
55 - 60

How are ur chances of clearing up the xam..?
medium to high.
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Siraj Shaik<br />SCJP, SCWCD, SCEA (Part I)<br />IBM Certified Solution Developer - IBM WebSphere Portal V5.0<br />IBM Certified Database Associate - DB2 UDB 8.1<br />webMethods Cretified Enterprise Developer<br />webMethods Cretified Business Process Integration Developer<br />MicroStrategy Gold Certified DSS Consultant<br />(Cleveland OH)
Jack Zhou
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Joined: Dec 27, 2003
Posts: 93
I took the exam on June 5.
Here is my observation:
For the people who have appeared for the exam...
How would you rate the exam..?
1. easy
2. Medium.
3. tough.
4. too tough

Howz the quality of exam..?
1. poor.
2. just ok.
3. good.
4. Excellent

wat would be the passing percentage..?
1. less then 55
2. 55 - 60
3. 60 - 65
4. > 65


How are ur chances of clearing up the xam..?
1. low.
2. medium..
3. high.
4. its almost cleared.


Thanks,<br />Jack Zhou<br />SCJP, SCJD, SCWCD, SCBCD, SCDJWS,SCEA
Martin CHOW
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Joined: Jun 11, 2003
Posts: 41
I took at final day in hong kong
For the people who have appeared for the exam...
How would you rate the exam..?
1. easy
(In fact, it is much easier than I expect)


Howz the quality of exam..?
2. just ok.


wat would be the passing percentage..?
3. 60 - 65


How are ur chances of clearing up the xam..?
2. medium.
(My preparation is poor, especially on JAXR part. Fortunately, the question is much easier than I expect)
 
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