Study Matrial Used: -------------------- 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.
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
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SCJP 1.4 SCWCD 1.4 SCDJWS 1.4
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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.
(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.
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.
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Thanks man. WIll disturb you more with my questions while studying....