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Cleared SCDJWS with 98%

Dinesh Sundrani
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Joined: Mar 21, 2006
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Hi Ranchers,

Cleared SCDJWS with 98%. The exam turned out to be easier than expected. I had prior experience of 2+ years with J2EE Web Services so was familiar with quiet some stuff from the objectives.

Preparation time was 1 month and preparation material includes the following

1. RMH book
- Read the Book twice, The first time through each and every page and 2nd time glimpsed through the pages. It's more of an reference book than a certification book.

2. MZ notes [Study Guide]
- short and sweet notes which covers each and every objective and cumulates all the important points from all the specifications into a singe guide. It's a must read guide. I read it twice thoroughly.

3. MZ notes
- It's more than the worth I paid for it to get them. Covers all the objectives and have detailed description of the answers

4. www.xyzws.com
- Cool mock exam for preactice. I give 1 exam daily for the last 10 days and was falling within the bracket of 80 to 90%.

For JAXB, JAXP Security and Design Patterns - MZ notes are more than sufficient for the exam.

Would like to thank MZ for his lovely notes!!

I did not download any specifications or blue prints, because it's not in me to read those boring specs, I am a more of a Head First guy and would love if they come up with a HF-Web Service for the SCDJWS examination.

Rest, I did not practice any code from any chapter specifically, because I didn't feel the need so as I usually write Web Service [using Bea Weblogic 9.2] at job.

Would like to thank you all for the humble support!!

Spent my day at the Cenrtal Park, New York City and enjoyed the bird watching

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Regards,
Dinesh Sundrani
SCJP 1.5 [86%]
SCWCD [95%]
SCDJWS [98%]
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[ May 19, 2007: Message edited by: Dinesh Sundrani ]
[ May 19, 2007: Message edited by: Dinesh Sundrani ]
Mikalai Zaikin
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Originally posted by Dinesh Sundrani:
Hi Ranchers,

Cleared SCDJWS with 98%.

...

Would like to thank MZ for his lovely notes!!



Hi Dinesh !

Congratulations !!!

The score is really great !

Thanks for your kind words.

regards,
MZ


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Niranjan Basnayake
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Joined: Mar 25, 2006
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Congratulations !


SCJP,SCWCD
ravi janap
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Congratulations.


SCJP, SCJD, SCWCD, SCBCD, SCEA
Nik Arora
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Joined: Apr 26, 2007
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Congrats



Regards
Nik
Scjp 1.5
Mike Pandey
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Joined: Dec 05, 2005
Posts: 62
Congratulations!



You talked about 2)MZ notes [Study Guide] & 3. MZ notes

I believe Study guide link is in MZ's signature.
From where do I get the other one? Are you talking abt the Quiz from MZ?

Talking about XML portion, Is RMH alone good enough for XML concepts specially XML schema?

Thanks.
Joe Harry
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Congrats!


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Parvathi Gontina
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Joined: May 25, 2007
Posts: 14
Hi Dinesh,

Congrats Good score.
Even I want to give the exam. But I am completly new to Web Services.
I dont have any practical experience on Web Services.
Can you please suggest me some thing in this.


Cheers,
Parvathi.
hani Ibrahim
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Joined: Sep 06, 2006
Posts: 182
Hi Dinesh,
also would you tell us if the exam -difficulty more than xyz exam and mz exam?
Congratulations
Naren Chivukula
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Joined: Feb 03, 2004
Posts: 577

Hey Congratulations Dude!

Excellent score!

Cheers,
Naren
SCJP - 93%
SCJWSD - Under progress


Cheers,
Naren
(OCEEJBD6, SCWCD5, SCDJWS, SCJP1.4 and Oracle SQL 1Z0-051)
Dinesh Sundrani
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Joined: Mar 21, 2006
Posts: 78
Thanks to each of you for those wondeful wishes!!

Mike, My mistake, It was a typo. What I meant was the following
2. MZ notes [Study Guide]
3. MZ quiz

You could get both from MZ (please follow instructions in his signature) for some nominal charges.

Also the RMH book is more than sufficient for any XML related concept being asked in the exam.

Hani, to answer your question, the exam is at power with the xyzws mock exam. Probably it was my day, so you never know what's in store for you on the final day.

Parvathi, If you are new at Web Service, then probably you should do some basic reading on XML, SOAP and WSDL, and then try out some sample webservice using JAX-RPC Axis API [2 techniques], then try to create JAX-RPC clients [3 techniques]. This would cover the basics of Web Service and some deployments, Later on you could deal with the advanced [and less frequently used ??] topics like UDDI, API for UDDI (JAXR) and then move on the XML Parsing (JAXP), XML Binding (JAXB) and finally round it off with 7 Design Patterns, 4 messaging modes, and 4 MEP's. Finally by-heart the BP 1.0 Rules.

Hope, I am able to convey some direction to start with. Let me know if you need anything else and/or further guidance on some specific topcis.

Currently m pretty busy with my CFA-LI stuff and my workout at the gym to get my tummy trimmed to 2 pack, if not 6 pack

Regards,
Dinesh Sundrani
Vassili Vladimir
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Joined: Mar 08, 2007
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Congrats


Vassili ...
SCJP 5.0, SCWCD 1.4, SCJA 1.0
hani Ibrahim
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Joined: Sep 06, 2006
Posts: 182
Dear Dinesh ,
Congratulations again...and your notes and advices are very useful and good luck in gym. I also running 3 times a week because of EAT-PROGRAM-STUDY-SLEEP problem
Ugender Rekulampally
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Joined: Nov 14, 2005
Posts: 130
Dinesh,
Congrats on your great score.

what is this?
Currently m pretty busy with my CFA-LI stuff

is another certification?

Thanks,
Ugender
Dinesh Sundrani
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Joined: Mar 21, 2006
Posts: 78
Well best of luck to you too Hani, I know it's very difficuit to loose weight , Requires much more commitment than clearing any certification

Ugender, Sorry to bother you, actually I shouldnt be talking about CFA on this technology forum please ignore my text if you are not already aware of CFA.

Regards,
Dinesh Sundrani
Bryan Aho
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Joined: Feb 28, 2006
Posts: 57
What are you using for the CFA? The Kaplan study guides?

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Dinesh Sundrani
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Pardon us moderator!!

Yes Bryan, I am using the Schweser Study notes (Kaplan Series) and currently at Discounted Cash Flow chapter ( ) in Book-1

You hooked up for CFA L1 too?

Regards,
Dinesh Sundrani
Bryan Aho
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Posts: 57
Dinesh,

I'm currently preparing for my PMP , after which I pretty much will have achieved my certification goals (SCEA, DBA, PMP). I've worked in finanical industry for 5 years now (on the technical side), and I'm considering taking the CFA, sitting for either the Dec or June 2008 exam, to boost my knowledge of the business side.

If you are on Chapter 1, then I assume you're not taking the exam this weekend!


Do you like the Kaplan stuff?
Dinesh Sundrani
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Posts: 78
OMG, You have reached the ends of Architect side, Database side and the Project Management side by taking all these certifications and now you want to move to business side by taking the CFA . Well, I am in the same well as you, want to migrate from Technolofy side to Trading side by taking CFA [or atleast start the journey by the Level 1]. I have just started preparing for the same and finding it pretty difficult to understand stuff . Dunno if I can complete my preparation by this Dec for the exam . And also finding the Kaplan series pretty nice and well formatted to begin with.

Regards,
Dinesh Sundrani
Bryan Aho
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Dinesh,

I'm thinking more business knowledge will help me on financial projects, rather than become a trader, but it sounds like we are like minded.



Here's a nice breakdown of the CFA pass rates. Of 100 people that sit down to take CFA L1, only 15 will pass L3 and become a full CFA.

http://ddo.typepad.com/ddo/2006/09/some_perspectiv.html

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Dinesh Sundrani
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Posts: 78
Yes, Brain ... Indeed the rates are that low but there is no way out and that's the reason CFA relishes being the most prestigious financial degree around, closely followed by MBA(Finance) which gives it a business edge.

So you just thinking of reading the Kaplan Series just to improve your business knowledge?

Thanks,
Dinesh Sundrani
 
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