cleared SCDJWS today with score of 85%, it it so hard to pass, there are some questions that I have no idea where they come from. and the RMH's J2ee web services book is far not enough for passing this exam, I got lot of questions from web service security, J2EE, xml parsing, xslt etc, and some questions I don't know where they come from.
I have read through the J2EE web services(RMH) for 3 times, I think that there is about 60%-70% questions come from that book, it is not enough to pass the exam if you read that book only.
Congratulations on your achievement. Despite the sparse traffic in this forum and the well-known difficulty of this exam, it is very encouraging to see people cracking the test and coming out with flying colors.
In your opinion, were there questions that strayed from exam objectives published by Sun?
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Xiao Qian, Thanx for u'r reply! All the best for u'r SCEA!
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actually, I didn't pay much attention to the exam objectives published by Sun before I took the exam. for example, I have no knowledge about the JAXB at all, when I got some questions from JAXB in the exam, I got headache at that time, but after I took the exam, I took a quick look on the exam objectives, the objectives DO MENTION the JAXB. [ April 18, 2005: Message edited by: Xiao Qian ]
I do read the entire book, but I have only read through it for 1 times, and prety quickly because I have some working experience on that.
don't worry because the exam questions about security are very straightforward. you just need to understand every concept very well.
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Thanks for the quick reply. One more thing is that I am preparing and planning to take this exam in May. I have completed RMH book once. I have to reread again to memorize again. I am also going to read Miklais guide. But if you can tell me which part to concentrate more (e.g. JAXP, JAXR). JAXR seems little difficult in compare to other JAVA APIs. Do they ask more questions on that Any guidelines will be helpful. Thanks -Urvish