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Q to authors: best approach for webservices

Gian Franco
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Joined: Dec 16, 2003
Posts: 977
Dear Val and Kiran,

According to you, what's the best approach
to tackle webservices. I mean, what do you
think the amount of experience should be and
in which particular subjects?

Cheers,

Gian
[ January 18, 2005: Message edited by: Gian Franco Casula ]

"Eppur si muove!"
Kiran Baireddy
Greenhorn

Joined: Jan 18, 2005
Posts: 8
Hi,

The time it takes to prepare for the exam varies from person to person, based on their familiarity with Web Services.

Having prior experience is always a plus, however it is possible to clear this exam with proper study of all the exam objectives. One should try to avoid attempting the exam if he is not confident with all the exam objectives.

Here are the exam objectives:
XML Web Service Standards
SOAP 1.1 Web Service Standards
Describing and Publishing (WSDL and UDDI)
JAX-RPC
SOAP and XML Processing APIs (JAXP, JAXB, and SAAJ)
JAXR
J2EE Web Services
Security
Developing Web Services
General Design and Architecture
Endpoint Design and Architecture

For more details about preparation time estimates and tips and tricks please visit http://www.whizlabs.com/articles/scdjws-article.html

Regards,
Kiran


Co-author of <a href="http://www.whizlabs.com/scdjws/scdjws.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Whizlabs SCDJWS Exam Simulator</a>
Gian Franco
blacksmith
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Joined: Dec 16, 2003
Posts: 977
Thanks Kiran,

Personally webservices fall in the mid-term planning.
Before that ICED is the first mayor thing to be tackled.
My impression is that ICED might give me a good core
knowledge.

Cheers,

Gian
Kiran Baireddy
Greenhorn

Joined: Jan 18, 2005
Posts: 8
In my opinion SCDJWS and ICED(IBM Certified Enterprise Developer) are two different things. To gain sound knowledge of Web Services, SCDJWS is the way to go.

Regards,
Kiran
Gian Franco
blacksmith
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Joined: Dec 16, 2003
Posts: 977
Hi,

Sorry, I meant ICED as core knowledge
to tackle webservices afterwards.

Gian
Surasak Leenapongpanit
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Joined: May 10, 2002
Posts: 341
If I don't have any experience with webservices before but study from all the exam objectives, Can I pass the exam?
Ko Ko Naing
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Joined: Jun 08, 2002
Posts: 3178
Originally posted by Surasak Leenapongpanit:
If I don't have any experience with webservices before but study from all the exam objectives, Can I pass the exam?


Of course, Surasak... Have a look at that thread, in which Val is talking about the way to pass the SCDJWS exam even for newbies... I do believe that Val's words will encourage those who are new to web services technology to tackle for the exam...


Co-author of SCMAD Exam Guide, Author of JMADPlus
SCJP1.2, CCNA, SCWCD1.4, SCBCD1.3, SCMAD1.0, SCJA1.0, SCJP6.0
Nicholas Cheung
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Joined: Nov 07, 2003
Posts: 4982

Sorry, I meant ICED as core knowledge
to tackle webservices afterwards.

In addition to ICED, you might consider ICSD (WS) as another alternative. SCDJWS test on core concepts, while IBM 288 tests on both core concepts and WSAD usage.

Nick


SCJP 1.2, OCP 9i DBA, SCWCD 1.3, SCJP 1.4 (SAI), SCJD 1.4, SCWCD 1.4 (Beta), ICED (IBM 287, IBM 484, IBM 486), SCMAD 1.0 (Beta), SCBCD 1.3, ICSD (IBM 288), ICDBA (IBM 700, IBM 701), SCDJWS, ICSD (IBM 348), OCP 10g DBA (Beta), SCJP 5.0 (Beta), SCJA 1.0 (Beta), MCP(70-270), SCBCD 5.0 (Beta), SCJP 6.0, SCEA for JEE5 (in progress)
 
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