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Nathaniel Stoddard
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Since there aren't any "official" cert books out there for this exam, I thought I'd ask here: what do you folks think about RMH's book and how well it addresses the objectives of the exam? I'm very curious since, though I love the book, I have no way of gauging how well it will help me (unless I got off my butt and started mapping objectives to chapters, etc).


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Vlad Golodov
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I beleave this two links will help you like they helped me

http://www.cssathya.com/software/tutorials/development/java/certification/scdjws/index.html
http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/0321146182/ref=sib_db_rdr/102-3221600-8004135#reader-page


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Nathaniel Stoddard
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Yes, that's wonderful Vlad. What's your opinion though?
Mikalai Zaikin
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Hello Nathaniel,

the "must" for SCDJWS are (in order of importance decreasing):

1. J2EE WebServices by RMH
2. SUN Microsystem's WebServices blueprints
3. WS-I BP 1.0
4. SUN Microsystem's WebServices tutorial - JAXB, JAXP
5. J2EE Design Patterns - SUN Microsystem's

(ranchers, continue the list if I missed something ...)

regards,
MZ


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Valentin Crettaz
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what do you folks think about RMH's book and how well it addresses the objectives of the exam?

Richard once mentioned in this thread how well his book covered the exam objectives. Check it out...


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dinesh pande
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One thing I can tell for sure is if you read and understand both the RMH and MZ site you will definitely pass the exam if you have some basic understanding of webservices.

Oh yes, but if score is important to you then you know which all specs to read :-)
Nathaniel Stoddard
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Dinesh,

What's this "MZ" site you're talking about?
dinesh pande
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This is the site I was referring to

http://java.boot.by
Douglas Kent
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What are the author's names of the RMH book, and who publishes it?
Mikalai Zaikin
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It's an excellent book written by moderator of this forum: Richard Monson-Haefel, these links can help:

Amazon: J2EE Web Services

Safari: J2EE Web Services

Publisher : Addison Wesley
Pub Date : October 24, 2003
ISBN : 0-321-14618-2
Pages : 928

regards,
MZ
Vlad Golodov
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Originally posted by Nathaniel Stoddard:
Yes, that's wonderful Vlad. What's your opinion though?


Unfortunatelly I don't have my opinion yet, because will touch this book only in 7 - 10 days
Kartik Shah
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I am going thru RMH book. My Opinion
-- Book is organized pretty well in parts ( and mostly as per sections in objective list). In addition to that RMH has done a nice job in organizing information within chapters.
-- Content of informative and to the point. ( Some books just repeats the same thing again and again which makes it bulkier) The way I see the book, it presents the 1. rule and/or theory 2. example and 3. explaination of example in light of theory/rule.
-- I usually read specification which are complicated ( sometimes !!) After reading intial chapter in RMH book (SOAP, WSDL, UDDI), I read WS-I Basic Profile specification. Reading the RMH book before made it so easy to understand and co-relate rules/restriction defined in WS-I BP. May be much to do with marking of rule with superscript BP.
-- Simple language.


Kartik Shah
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