This week's book giveaway is in the OCPJP forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA/OCP Java SE 7 Programmer I & II Study Guide and have Kathy Sierra & Bert Bates on-line! See this thread for details.
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
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...