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Xiao Qian
Greenhorn

Joined: Mar 03, 2005
Posts: 12
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.


SCJP, SCWCD, SCBCD, SCDJWS
[ April 17, 2005: Message edited by: Xiao Qian ]
Ashish Garg
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Joined: Jul 04, 2004
Posts: 68
Congrats thats gr8 score


SCJP1.2, SCWCD1.4, SCBCD1.3, SCBCD 5.0, SCDJWS, SCEA, IBM Certified SOA Associate
Ko Ko Naing
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Joined: Jun 08, 2002
Posts: 3178
Originally posted by Xiao Qian:
...there are some questions that I have no idea where they come from.....
...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 and thanks a lot for the tips.

Are those questions about general web services concepts?

So what's next? SCEA? :roll:


Co-author of SCMAD Exam Guide, Author of JMADPlus
SCJP1.2, CCNA, SCWCD1.4, SCBCD1.3, SCMAD1.0, SCJA1.0, SCJP6.0
Subramanian Murali
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Joined: Aug 24, 2004
Posts: 13
That is really a gr8 score!
Congratulations!

I am also preparing for SCDJWS!

If J2EE Web Services (RMH) is not enough, what other book we need to refer to clear this exam successfully?

How long did u prepare for this exam? Did u make use of any simulator?


If you want something you've never had,<br />Do something you've never done"
Xiao Qian
Greenhorn

Joined: Mar 03, 2005
Posts: 12
To Ko KO Naing:

for some strange questions, I don't think that they are related to web services concepts, for example, some quesitons relate to very details about API level for JAXB ,etc.

your guess is right, my next step is SCEA,
Xiao Qian
Greenhorn

Joined: Mar 03, 2005
Posts: 12
To Murali,

for preparing this exam,

I use two books, one is RMH's J2EE Web Services and the other one is Web Service Security, I had spent about 6 week to prepare,

I downloaded the WhizLabs simulator, and try the trial version, there are 22 questions there, I didn't purchase it because it is too expansive.
Ajith Kallambella
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Joined: Mar 17, 2000
Posts: 5782
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?

Thanks


Open Group Certified Distinguished IT Architect. Open Group Certified Master IT Architect. Sun Certified Architect (SCEA).
Subramanian Murali
Greenhorn

Joined: Aug 24, 2004
Posts: 13
Xiao Qian, Thanx for u'r reply!
All the best for u'r SCEA!
Xiao Qian
Greenhorn

Joined: Mar 03, 2005
Posts: 12
For Kallambella,

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 ]
Nicholas Cheung
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Joined: Nov 07, 2003
Posts: 4982
Well done!

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)
Johannes Postma
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Joined: Jan 22, 2002
Posts: 51
Congratulations!
A great score!


Johannes<br /> <br />SCJP, SCJD, SCWCD, SCDJWS, SCEA, ICSA (IBM 340)
urvish shah
Greenhorn

Joined: Jan 06, 2005
Posts: 5
Hi Xiao

Congrats for passing with good score.

Can you mention which book for "Web Service Security" did you read? Did you read the entire book or portion of it?

Thanks
Urvish
Xiao Qian
Greenhorn

Joined: Mar 03, 2005
Posts: 12
Hi Shah,

The URL of the book that I mentioned before is here:
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0072224711/qid=1113867274/sr=8-1/ref=sr_8_xs_ap_i1_xgl14/002-3075208-7375249?v=glance&s=books&n=507846

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.
urvish shah
Greenhorn

Joined: Jan 06, 2005
Posts: 5
Hi Xiao

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
Billy Tsai
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Joined: May 23, 2003
Posts: 1297
is SCDJWS harder than IBM 141(XML and related technologies)?
and which Certification is more valuable IBM Certified Developer for XML and related technologies or SCDJWS?


BEA 8.1 Certified Administrator, IBM Certified Solution Developer For XML 1.1 and Related Technologies, SCJP, SCWCD, SCBCD, SCDJWS, SCJD, SCEA,
Oracle Certified Master Java EE 5 Enterprise Architect
Jesus Angeles
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Joined: Feb 26, 2005
Posts: 2049
congrats!

a cert book will certainly help...thats why ill take other exams now while waiting for max habibi's book
 
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