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why there is not versions for SCDJWS

shabbir ali

Joined: Sep 02, 2006
Posts: 16
Hello Ranchers,
Why there is not any any version number for web services exam .
I mean there is having scjp 1.4, scjp 1.5 . why there is not any versions for
web services like scjp.
Why Sun is not adding new web services came .
Is Sun going to plan for new web services exam.
Rizwan Mohammad
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Joined: Sep 02, 2005
Posts: 445
scdjws exam consists of many diverse technologies like soap, wsdl, xml, jax-rpc. etc.. only java related apis jax-rpc, jaxp, jaxb, jaxr are maintained by sun. sun cannot release new exam for every additions/changes of soap, wsdl, etc..
I think sun has come up with new api called jax-ws(j2ee5) for webservices which replacing jax-rpc(j2ee4).
Hope Sun may come up with new exam sometime in near future, though not mentioned anywhere officially.

shabbir ali

Joined: Sep 02, 2006
Posts: 16
Thanks Rizwan..
I want to write to the SCDJWS in this month.
After writing the exam if SUN introduces the new exam for web services then will my old certificate will be valuable in the market.
Theodore Casser
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Joined: Mar 14, 2001
Posts: 1902

The emergence of a new version of the certification doesn't by any means invalidate your old one or reduce its value. Bear in mind that there are always legacy apps that need to be maintained, customers who are slower in updating to the latest technologies, and openings for the former technologies even when newer ones emerge. So yes, if you sit for the current exam, there's no reason that it will be any less valuable in the interim while you wait for a new version, or after the new one is brought out.

Theodore Jonathan Casser
SCJP/SCSNI/SCBCD/SCWCD/SCDJWS/SCMAD/SCEA/MCTS/MCPD... and so many more letters than you can shake a stick at!
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