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Preparing for SCDJWS.. Please help

thinkliquid
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Joined: Aug 29, 2002
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Hi

I have started preparing for SCDJWS.

Please give me links for the study material for exam ..

Thanks,
Mudunuri Raju
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Joined: Dec 15, 2002
Posts: 44
Hi I used the following study material..

Study Matrial Used:
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1. RMH Book
2. Web Services Security - Mark O'Neill (Good Book for WS security)
3. MZ Notes and QUIZ
4. J2EE 1.4 Tutorial - 7, 8, 9 and 10 chapters
5. Sun Blue Prints - All 9 chapters
6. xyzws.com - Online quiz (Got 73%)
7. WhizLabs Quiz
8. Comments from ranchers.

-- Srinivas
SCJP, SCJD, SCEA-1, SCBCD, SCDJWS, Weblogic 7.0


Srini.
shiva rao
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Joined: May 26, 2005
Posts: 31
Raju,

Which server did you used for practice. I am new to Web Services. I don't know from where to start. I am planning to take exam.

Thanks
Shiva
Peer Reynders
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Please check
Will Oracle 10g App Server serve me in learning for SCJWS exam?
and
Files to create a Java web services by hand .

thinkliquid:
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[ May 16, 2006: Message edited by: Peer Reynders ]
Karthik Rajendiran
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Joined: Aug 13, 2004
Posts: 211
One more Question.
HOw far one needs to go through the specifications.
For scwcd we have servlet, jsp, jstl specs , mostly covered in head first.
Since we dont have head first and specs volumes are too large.

What is the normal time taken for one to get 90 % ,if i dont have experience in webservices and starting from scratch

PS: Raju sir, Kindly update your mail id. I couldnt reach you in the mail id provided in the java ranch profile.
Kindly reply with ur id


SCJP 1.4 SCWCD 1.4 SCDJWS 1.4
Peer Reynders
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Originally posted by Karthik Rajendiran:
How far one needs to go through the specifications.

Unlike the SCWCD 1.4 and SCBCD 1.3 exams this exam is about breadth not depth (well at least not too deep).
You should only need to use the specifications if there is material that you do not understand or if you come across an explanation that is ambiguous.

  • RMH � the information here is covered in more depth that the objectives (that RMH addresses) require. But you will probably need that extra depth to understand why things are the way they are. Make sure you have an absolute solid understanding of XML, XML Schema, SOAP and WSDL as described by the book. Get a good understanding of SAAJ (SwA), JAX-RPC and know the basic steps necessary for some of the more basic procedures that can be implemented with those API (usually detailed memorization of the entire API in not required � understand what the API was created for and how the API is applied to the fundamental problem(s) that the API is supposed to help you solve - that's how you identify which API methods are important). For UDDI understand the entities and the role they play in the problem that UDDI tries to address. For JAXR know how UDDI entities map to JAXR structures and understand the basic procedures of manipulation of these structures - don't try to memorize the entire API. (Also don�t skip the relevant appendices) (1)
  • Blueprints � Read the whole thing. Some recommend to read this one first � I feel that your learning at this point is more effective if you already have RMH under your belt � so that you understand the details. (1)
  • MZ�s Guide � if you can, go through the entire thing (for review purposes). But whatever you do, understand the security section � this isn't covered anywhere else. (1)
  • JAXB Tutorial � do as many of the relevant J2EE and web service tutorials that relate the material you have read about. Minimally do the JAXB tutorial because it isn't covered anywhere else (in MZ's Guide maybe � but it's better to experience this one).(1)
  • Basic Profile � read through this one. By now you should understand the issues involved, this reinforces your understanding of what interoperability is all about.
  • TrAX � Do a tutorial or read about the basics of the JAXP Transformation API for XML � no need to know it in much depth. (Elliotte Rusty Harold; Processing XML with Java: Chapter 17.2 XSLT - TrAX)


  • (1) As you do not have any end-of-chapter questions you may want to get into the habit of compiling end-of-chapter notes. I.e. in your own words summarize what you have learned, how it builds on your previous knowledge and how it extends your previous knowledge. Usually this process ensures that you have a good understanding of the material covered as any weaknesses are quickly uncovered � it may even uncover some misunderstandings of the previous material. This also creates notes that you can review before the exam.

    Links to most of the materials can be found in
    Will Oracle 10g App Server serve me in learning for SCJWS exam?

    Originally posted by Karthik Rajendiran:
    What is the normal time taken for one to get 90 %, if I don't have experience in web services and starting from scratch.

    Make no mistake � most people find this exam harder than the SCWCD 1.4 and SCBCD 1.3. In general you are aiming to get 80-85% or above and if you get the "right set of questions" you may actually get that 90+. However chances are that you will get fed up with the preparation long before you can "guarantee" a 90+. In general the preparation will take at least twice as much effort as a Head First preparation for the SCWCD 1.4 or SCBCD 1.3 � and even taking four times as long wouldn't be too alarming.
    Karthik Rajendiran
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    Joined: Aug 13, 2004
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    THANKS PEER,
    That was really most informative and valuable reply ever seen in javaranch,
    The most beauty is the reply length is huge without any source code

    Thanks man.
    WIll disturb you more with my questions while studying....

    GongXin Ching
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    Joined: May 20, 2006
    Posts: 2
    Peer

    Thanks a lot for your reply. That really helps.

    Could you please give us a link to the JAXB tutorial that you are talking about ?

    Thanks, once again.
    Peer Reynders
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    The Java Web Services Tutorial
    Chapter 1: Binding XML Schema to Java Classes with JAXB
    anoop sudhakaran
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    Joined: Dec 26, 2005
    Posts: 8
    Wondeful reply Peer..Really helpful info
    Thanks
    sudhakar
    gpk reddy
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    Joined: Jun 05, 2006
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    Hi Peer,
    That is noce explanation. Really useful.

    Thx,
    Pavan Kumar G.
    Mudunuri Raju
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    Joined: Dec 15, 2002
    Posts: 44
    Karthik,

    I have updated my mail id today. My mail id is: srinivasa.raju@phoenix.edu

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