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Do you think I should take the SCDJWS?

Bob Pettit

Joined: Feb 18, 2005
Posts: 16
I am a SCBCD and I have no knowledge about web services. Do you think if I study hard enough for the test i can pass it. or do you think having expericense is a must?
Thank you for your feedback.
Rr Kumaran
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Joined: Sep 17, 2001
Posts: 548
it is not impossible nor necessary but if you have experience then you'll enjoy your preperation as well writing the exam and OfCourse it reduces your learning curve for your preperation ...

RR Kumaran
SCJP 1.4
Dibbo Khan
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Joined: Dec 19, 2004
Posts: 147
I think RR is completely right. Some people will be enraged that I am going to say this, but any test whatsoever can be cracked with adequate preparation in spite of no commercial experience. I have been programming in C# for the last two years, however I have a SCWCD, SCBCD, SCMAD, all without any prior experience.

I have to admit I did find the SCBCD exam hard. Certification is a great way to open up new areas for you and proves that you have extensive knowledge of an area in spite of no experience, it helps you get distinguished from others who have no experience but are claiming the same knowledge, my MCAD helped me begin my C# career.

MCPD (Enterprise Application Developer, Windows Developer, Web Developer - .NET 2.0), MCTS (Windows Apps, Web Apps and Disbributed Applications - .NET 2.0), MCITP (Database Developer & Business Intelligence Developer - SQL Server 2005), MCAD,, SCJP 5, SCWCD 1.4, SCBCD, SCMAD, SCDJWS, SCJA
Bil Bob
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Joined: Dec 24, 2004
Posts: 36
personally i recommend u build WS app and then with what you learn there it will be much easier (it is not an easy exam on its own)

SCJP, SCWCD, SCBCD, almost SCEA<br />... and a real developer too ;)
Tong Chen
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Joined: Apr 26, 2002
Posts: 1011
my 1 cent:

Ko Ko Naing
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Joined: Jun 08, 2002
Posts: 3178
Originally posted by Bob Pettit:
Do you think if I study hard enough for the test i can pass it. or do you think having expericense is a must?

According to my past experience in taking certs, I don't think that real world experience is a must to pass a cert exam... If you study hard, you can pass it... But the fact whether it is useful or not after passing the exam totally depends on your career path that you are in... If you are not going to develope any web services stuff, sooner or later you will forget the things that you get from passing the exam... So everything is totally up to you and your current situation... Hope my opinion helps....

Co-author of SCMAD Exam Guide, Author of JMADPlus
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