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Vasim Patel
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Joined: Apr 29, 2004
Posts: 87
Hi,

Finally, cleared SCDJWS with 82%. I was surprised with my score. Thank you all Ranchers, especially. Peer, Wise, MZ

Prep time: 6 months.(4 months figuring out how and where to start)

Here is what I prepared and recommend for the exam in exactly the following order.

1. Blueprints complete.
2. RMH: Chapter 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. I read UDDI introduction only.

3. Following chapters from Sun tutorial.
http://java.sun.com/j2ee/1.4/docs/tutorial/doc/index.html
Chapter 8 : Building Web Services with JAX-RPC
Chapter 9 : SOAP with Attachments API for Java
Chapter 10 : Java API for XML Registries
Read every line. Try and work all the examples with Sun Application Server.

4. Chapter 14(handlers) from RMH

For JAXP, I trusted my past experience and little working knowledge on SAX, DOM, XSLT. I skipped JAXB completely and read it only from MZ quiz.

Optional: Try to read RMH chapters on JAXRPC, JAXR, JAXP(if you have time. I did not)

5. MZ Quiz : MUST. Most helpful. (Note to MZ, please try and improve the format. Answers can be given at the end of all questions)
6. Whizlabs : I am a great Whizlabs fan but it didn't help much for this exam. But gives you a good idea of what to expect. It is much harder than the real exam. (Note to whizlabs: THe new "improved" format of whizlabs sucks.Please go back to your old format. And concentrate more on quality of questions rather than presentation.)

7. Mock exams: http://www.xyzws.com/scdjws.do?cat=scdjws&smenu=MOCK

About the exam: It was not as difficult as I expected.
There were atleast 10+ questions on security. MZ Quiz was sufficient.
Many of the questions were scenario based and had some tricky options which were difficult to eliminate. My experience might have helped here.
Luckily there were not many questions on web.xml and webservices.xml.

Final advice. Don't waste too much time on preparation!!

All the best
Vasim
wise owen
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Joined: Feb 02, 2006
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Congratulations!
Mikalai Zaikin
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Vasim , congratulations !!!





regards,
MZ


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Peer Reynders
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Joined: Aug 19, 2005
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Congratulations!

Originally posted by Vasim Patel:
Final advice. Don't waste too much time on preparation!!

Waste might be a bit of a strong word - but "too much" is difficult to quantify in this case. There certainly comes a point where "you've had enough".

It seems that if you have relevant working experience to the point that you are not "afraid" to write your own WSDL, you wouldn't be lost without the Java2WSDL tool, and you have a good understanding of all the different technologies purposes and how they interact then you might get by with a quick study of MZ's notes.

If you are new to Web services however you better settle into study mode for the long haul...
Vasim Patel
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Joined: Apr 29, 2004
Posts: 87
Thanks Milakai, Wise, Peer.

Sure Peer. You are right. I was trying to drive the point that there comes a point when preparation seems endless and might put you off, inspite of working so hard and covering most of the topics. Your point clarifies when to stop.

regards
Vasim
S Kapoor
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Joined: Mar 31, 2006
Posts: 20
Congratulations Vasim!

I am in preparation mode right now and I wanted to know if the exam covered a lot of API questions.

RMH gives a lot of API details and I am not sure if I am expected to memorize these for the exam. This is true for JAXP, JAXR and SAAJ etc. I know a lot of the classes' functionality but I wouldnt know all the methods in it. Are there any trick questions on these?

Also, how much JAX-RPC mapping did you cover? Was that of any relevance? I ask this because theres a whole chapter in RMH on this and I dont know if it is of any significance in the real world.

Thanks in advance!
[ April 12, 2006: Message edited by: S Kapoor ]

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Rupak Khurana
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Joined: Mar 01, 2005
Posts: 89
Congratulations...

Pls let me what you mean by BluePrints and RMH book. I am starting to study for this.

thanks


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Peer Reynders
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Originally posted by Rupak Khurana:
Pls let me what you mean by BluePrints and RMH book. I am starting to study for this.

Please explore the links in this earlier topic: Starting to prepare.
Vasim Patel
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Joined: Apr 29, 2004
Posts: 87

RMH gives a lot of API details and I am not sure if I am expected to memorize these for the exam.
Also, how much JAX-RPC mapping did you cover?

Thanks Kapoor.

You need to know some important APIs and their methods. However I dont remember any particular question on specific methods.

No, I dont remember any questions on JAXRPC mapping.

Hope it helps.
 
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