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Grace Zhang

Joined: Dec 04, 2007
Posts: 2
Hi all,

Do you know when the next version of the web service certification will be available? If I plan to take new version of the certification, do you think it is worth to study MZ's note and quiz?

Thanks a lot
Peer Reynders

Joined: Aug 19, 2005
Posts: 2921
Welcome to JavaRanch!

No announcement has been made.

Have a look at this topic:
What is going to change in current version of SCDJWS

So while some topics change radically (JAX-WS vs JAX-RPC) others change very little (e.g. XML, XML Schema, SOAP 1.1 (though 1.2 is added), WSDL 1.1, UDDI, JAXR, etc.). The big question is whether any of the old topics will be dropped and if any new ones will be added.
Grace Zhang

Joined: Dec 04, 2007
Posts: 2
Thanks Peer,

Since it will change, and some change is dramatic, such as JAX-WS vs. JAX-RPC, do you think it is worth take the current vertion of certificate, or prepare(such as learn JAX-WS) and wait until the new version is available?

Peer Reynders

Joined: Aug 19, 2005
Posts: 2921
As I pointed out in the other thread:
Wait for the next SCDJWS?
Wait for the next SCDJWS? (II)

  • There is a SCDJWS available now if you have the time, motivation, and energy right now.
  • While the preparation materials are not extraordinarily concise or easy, they are well known and identified.
  • With the knowledge gained from the current SCDJWS you should be able to understand something like

  • SOA Using Java� Web Services to move on to JAX-WS.

  • You don't know when the exam will finally appear.
  • You don't know what your situation will be when the exam finally does come out.
  • Preparation materials won't be immediately available - and if history repeats itself they'll be a long time coming.
  • There is the implied expectation that the next version will be easier because annotations in JAX-WS seem to make development easier. I challenge that expectation because there is no reason for exam to drop any of the non-Java web services material - it's just too much part of the web services development process. If anything it will become harder because the covered scope of the Java API could increase and more of the WS-* standards may become required knowledge.

  • It's your choice...
    Marc Peabody
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    Joined: Feb 05, 2003
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    If you visit the Sun CertManager and view Certification Progress, you'll see in the list a recently added SCJP 6 and an SCWCD 5, neither of which are available yet. I believe the Sun folks plan to focus their energy on those two exams before pursuing another SCDJWS, assuming they ever do.

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