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Passed SCDJWS 92%

Ajith Kallambella

Joined: Mar 17, 2000
Posts: 5782
I cleared the test yesterday with 92%. Honestly I was only hoping to pass but much to my surprise, got a good score. I took about six weeks to prepare for the test, studying on average of about 2 hrs/day. I studied the Blueprints, MZ's notes and RMH book. I have been using WS at work but like every other test out there, experience is useful but cannot replace rigorous preparation for the test.

The test wasn't that hard for me. I did encounter some very vague questions - I cannot give the specifics, but given the vagueness of the question, more than one answer had the potential to be the right one. I made the best guess, but added comments during the review time. I don't know if someone from Sun really reads these comments, but I came out with a good feeling.

Questions were well distributed among the stated objectives. There were about 8 drag and drop type questions and one of them was tricky - arranging about 9 lines of code in the proper sequence to achieve the stated goal. It was pretty interesting, but time consuming. I also noticed that if you marked one of these drag-n-drop quesions for review, when you go back to the question again, your previous answers will be reset! I think that is simplyl dumb!! The time given was more than enough, I finished two rounds of review and still had about 30 minutes left. Just be careful with drag-n-drop questions because some of them may take more time. If necessary, just skip them and come back later.

For those of you who are yet to take the test, focus on the following
  • J2EE(1.4) platform support for various API stack with their specific version numbers
  • Differences between level 0 and level 1 of UDDI APIs.
  • Some real-life WS scenarios.
  • JAXR publish and inquiriy APIs - including method signatures and return types.
  • WS security - differenes between confidentiality, integrity and non-repudiation and given the requirements, choosing the right technology.

  • Good luck to all. This is not a easy test to crack given that the objectives cover such a broad ground. But with the three study resources I used, you'll do well.

    Good luck,

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    Rr Kumaran
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    Joined: Sep 17, 2001
    Posts: 548
    Congratulations Ajit !

    RR Kumaran
    SCJP 1.4
    james edwin
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    Joined: Nov 22, 2001
    Posts: 393
    Congrats a lot !!!

    Mikalai Zaikin
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    Joined: Jun 04, 2002
    Posts: 3322
    Good job ! Congratulations !

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

    What's next?


    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)
    Raju Sri
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    Joined: Mar 10, 2004
    Posts: 108
    Hi Ajith,

    Congratulations on your great score.


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    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)
    Ashish Garg
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    Joined: Jul 04, 2004
    Posts: 68
    Congrats thats really a gr8 score..

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    Valentin Crettaz
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    Joined: Aug 26, 2001
    Posts: 7610
    Great job Ajith

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    Ajith Kallambella

    Joined: Mar 17, 2000
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    Thank you all for your wishes and I wish the very best to every aspiring test taker.
    Nicholas Cheung
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    Joined: Nov 07, 2003
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    Will you consider to write the book SCDJWS Passport?

    George Kennedy

    Joined: Apr 14, 2005
    Posts: 10
    Congratulations Ajit
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