FREE BETA: Sun Certified Developer for Java Web Services 5 Certification Exam
Are you a Developer who is responsible for creating web services applications using Java technology components such as those supported by the Glassfish Metro Web service stack and the Java Enterprise Edition 5 platform? If so, this is your opportunity to get involved in the creation of the Java Web Services exam!!!
As a beta tester, you officially test the test and will be able to provide Sun with valuable comments and technical feedback about the Java Web Services questions. The Sun beta exam counts towards official SCDJWS 5 Certification!
Beta Dates: October 31st, 2008 thru November 21st, 2008
Registration Exam Start Date: October 29th, 2008 - November 5th, 2008
Passing the exam entitles you to the full status of Sun Certified Developer for Java Web Services 5, and you will receive a Sun "certification kit�. A certification kit will have your certificate, Logo Agreement and Letter.
Candidates will have 240 minutes to complete 160 questions, which should allow you time to respond to all questions and provide your valuable comments while taking the exam.
This beta exam is offered Worldwide at any Authorized Prometric Testing Center!
**Prior to attempting this certification, candidates MUST be certified as a Sun Certified Programmer (SCJP), any edition **Candidates should have at least six to twelve months experience developing Java Web Services
BETA EXAM REGISTRATION PROCEDURE
Unlike other SUN Microsystems certification exams, this exam does NOT require a voucher. To register for the "Sun Certified Developer for Java Web Services 5", exam number (311-230)" Beta exam, you may register online at www.prometric.com and follow the prompts. Or, you may register by phone, by calling your regional Prometric registration office, listed at http://www.prometric.com/Sun/default.htm.
Asia/Australia 61-2-96405830 Europe 31-320-239-800 Japan 81-0120-107737 Latin America* Contact your local Prometric testing center, listed at www.2test.com USA/Canada 1-800-795-3926
1.1Given XML documents, schemas, and fragments determine whether their syntax and form are correct (according to W3C schema) and whether they conform to the WS-I Basic Profile 1.1. 1.2Describe the use of XML schema in Java EE Web services
Section 2: SOAP 1.2 Web Service Standards 2.1List and describe the encoding types used in a SOAP message. 2.2Describe the SOAP Processing and Extensibility Model. 2.3Describe SOAP Message Construct and create a SOAP message that contains an attachment.
Section 3: Describing and Publishing (WSDL and UDDI) 3.1Explain the use of WSDL in Web services, including a description of WSDL's basic elements, binding mechanisms and the basic WSDL operation types as limited by the WS-I Basic Profile 1.1. 3.2Describe how WSDL enables one to separate the description of the abstract functionality offered by a service from concrete details of a service description such as �how� and �where� that functionality is offered. 3.3Describe the Component Model of WSDL including Descriptions, Interfaces, Bindings, Services and Endpoints. 3.4Describe the basic functions provided by the UDDI Publish and Inquiry APIs to interact with a UDDI business registry.
Section 4: JAX-WS
4.1Explain JAX-WS technology for building web services and client that communicate using XML 4.2Given a set of requirements for a Web service, such as transactional needs, and security requirements, design and develop Web service applications that use JAX-WS technology 4.3Describe the Integrated Stack (I-Stack) which consists of JAX-WS, JAXB, StAX, SAAJ 4.4Describe and compare JAX-WS development approaches 4.5Describe the features of JAX-WS including the usage of Java Annotations 4.6Describe the architecture of JAX_WS including the Tools SPI that define the contract between JAX-WS tools and Java EE. 4.7Describe creating a Web Service using JAX-WS. 4.8Describe JAX-WS Client Communications Models 4.9Given an set of requirements, design and develop a Web service client, such as a Java EE client and a stand-alone client, using JAX-WS. 4.10Given a set of requirements, create and configure a Web service client that accesses a stateful Web service.
Section 5: REST, JSON, SOAP and XML Processing APIs (JAXP, JAXB and SAAJ)
5.1Describe the characteristics of REST Web Services. 5.2Describe the characteristics of JSON Web Services. 5.3Compare SAOP web services to REST Web Services. 5.4Compare SAOP web services to JSON Web Services. 5.5Describe the functions and capabilities of the APIs included within JAXP. 5.6Describe the functions and capabilities of JAXB, including the JAXB process flow, such as XML-to-Java and Java-to-XML, and the binding and validation mechanisms provided by JAXB. 5.7Create and use a SOAP message with attachments using the SAAJ APIs.
Section 6: JAXR 6.1Describe the function of JAXR in Web service architectural model, the two basic levels of business registry functionality supported by JAXR, and the function of the basic JAXR business objects and how they map to the UDDI data structures. 6.2Create JAXR client to connect to a UDDI business registry, execute queries to locate services that meet specific requirements, and publish or update information about a business service.
Section 7: Java EE Web Services
7.1Identify the characteristics of and the services and APIs included in the Java EE platform. 7.2Explain the benefits of using the Java EE platform for creating and deploying Web service applications. 7.3Describe the functions and capabilities of the JAXP, DOM, SAX, StAX, JAXR, JAXB, JAX-WS and SAAJ in the Java EE platform. 7.4Describe the role of the WS-I Basic Profile when designing Java EE Web services.
Section 8: Security
8.1Explain basic security mechanisms including: transport level security, such as basic and mutual authentication and SSL, message level security, XML encryption, XML Digital Signature, and federated identity and trust. 8.2Identify the purpose and benefits of Web services security oriented initiatives and standards such as Username Token Profile, SAML, XACML, XKMS, WS-Security, and the Liberty Project. 8.3Given a scenario, implement Java EE based web service web-tier and/or EJB-tier basic security mechanisms, such as mutual authentication, SSL, and access control. 8.4Describe factors that impact the security requirements of a Web service, such as the relationship between the client and service provider, the type of data being exchanged, the message format, and the transport mechanism. 8.5Describe WS-Policy that defines a base set of constructs that can be used and extended by other Web specifications to describe a broad range of service requirements and capabilities.
Section 9: Developing Web Services
9.1Describe the steps required to configure, package, and deploy Java EE Web services and service clients, including a description of the packaging formats, such as .ear, .war, .jar, annotations and deployment descriptor settings. 9.2Given a set of requirements, develop code to process XML files using the SAX, StAX, DOM, XSLT, and JAXB APIs. 9.3Given an XML schema for a document style Web service create a WSDL file that describes the service and generate a service implementation. 9.4Given a set of requirements, create code to create an XML-based, document style, Web service using the JAX-WS APIs. 9.5Implement a SOAP logging mechanism for testing and debugging a Web service application using Java EE Web Service APIs. 9.6Given a set of requirements, create code to handle system and service exceptions and faults received by a Web services client.
Section 10: Web Services Interoperability Technologies
10.1 Describe WSIT, the features of each WSIT technology and the standards that WSIT Implements for each technology and how it works. 10.2. Describe how to create a WSIT client from a Web Service Description Language (WSDL) file. 10.3 Describe how to configure web service providers and clients to use message optimization. 10.4 Create a Microsoft Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) client that accesses a Java web service. 10.5 Describes the best practices for production and consumption of data interoperability between WCF web services and Java web service clients or between Java web services and WCF web service clients.
Section 11: General Design and Architecture
11.1 Describe the characteristics of a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and how Web services fit to this model.
11.2 Given a scenario, design a Java EE web service using Web Services Design Patterns (Asynchronous Interaction, JMS Bridge, Web Service Cache, Web Service Broker), and Best Practices.
11.3 Describe how to handle the various types of return values, faults, errors, and exceptions that can occur during a Web service interaction. 11.4 Describe the role that Web services play when integrating data, application functions, or business processes in a Java EE application.
Section 12: Endpoint Design and Architecture
12.1 Given a scenario, design Web Service applications using information models that are either procedure-style or document-style. 12.2 Describe the function of the service interaction and processing layers in a Web service. 12.3 Design a Web service for an asynchronous, document-style process and describe how to refactor a Web Service from a synchronous to an asynchronous model. 12.4 Describe how the characteristics, such as resource utilization, conversational capabilities, and operational modes, of the various types of Web service clients impact the design of a Web service or determine the type of client that might interact with a particular service.
[ October 20, 2008: Message edited by: Evelyn Cartagena-Meyer ] [Edit: Corrected the prometric link, removed an comma in between.] [ October 20, 2008: Message edited by: Amit Ghorpade ]
Java Certification Program Manager
Thanks for sharing this information Evelyn But can you please verify the links mentioned, since I did not found anything on the Prometric home page and the link http://www.prometric.com/Sun/default.htm. is a page not found on their site.
This is great. just what I was looking forward to. Looking at the confirmed objectives, it looks like its going to be the toughest certification I am going to undertake so far. The objectives are massive and having already done the old scdjws 1.4 exam, I know first hand its not going to be very easy. Besides its a beta exam which will go on for about 4 hours with around 160 questions to answer, so its going to be really tough to crack. Also, I am little disappointed that UDDI and JAXR still figure in the exam objectives. But I am really glad that its out, so that I can learn the new technologies with a lot of purpose. For me taking on and clearing a certification for which there is no study guide is a huge high. Studying using a study guide or a simulator just belies the purpose as far as I am concerned. People should ideally go through the specs and the various books to really learn the objectives properly. [ October 21, 2008: Message edited by: Anup Francis ]
It seems that this is only a partial update - using JAX-WS instead of JAX-RPC, and newer versions of some of the APIs. It still contains UDDI/JAXR -which has little relevance in practice-, and almost nothing about REST. I'd have expected something about JAX-RS, but no. Strange.
Originally posted by Kingsly Thewdar: I could not locate 311-230 in the Prometric site http://www.prometric.com. I guess Prometric have not updated it yet. Hope Prometric would be updating this exam to their list soon.
Kingsly, it is likely that this option will only appear on or a little before the registration dates.
Registration Exam Start Date: October 29th, 2008 - November 5th, 2008
Joined: Feb 21, 2004
Yes Paul. I understand and agree with you. Prometric registration might open sometime around the registration dates. Thanks for spending some of your time.
Does any one know if you need to have anything from your past SCJP certification (some kind of number, prometric id etc.) while registering for the exam on Prometric website? Or does Prometric have all the data and based on your information it automatically finds out that you satisfy the necessary prerequisites?
Originally posted by Chintan Rajyaguru: Does any one know if you need to have anything from your past SCJP certification (some kind of number, prometric id etc.) while registering for the exam on Prometric website? Or does Prometric have all the data and based on your information it automatically finds out that you satisfy the necessary prerequisites?
My suspicion is that it's in large part based on past certification, since AFAIK, SCJP is only offered through Prometric. (Does VUE still offer it, if they ever did?) There's nothing that you need to tell them to confirm that you've passed the exam.
I'm having the same problem with Chee Seng, rang the Prometric guys and they would probably need us to provide a promotional number or some sort of things like that, so.. dropping a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org now.
Can anyone share the good preparation material. I started reading the specs, but when i started to read JAX-WS specs, its too boring. Sun's WS tutorial has also not enough information. I search JAX-WS on google, but most of the articles are related to NetBeans and could not find a good article.
Can someone please share some good stuff?
Joined: Aug 19, 2001
Beta Dates: October 31st, 2008 thru November 21st, 2008
Is my assumption correct that these dates are inclusive? In other words, one can register to take the exam ON Nov 21, 2008 and still be counted.
Originally posted by Amruth Puppala: So if we pass FREE CERTIFICATION BETA: SCDJWS 5, Do we get certificate and then no need to write normal SCDJWS 5
That is correct - if you pass this exam (which is determined, after the period's closed, by scoring a random selection of questions from your exam that would correspond by topic to the distributions on the real exam), you get a certificate and card the same as if you'd passed the live exam.
Originally posted by Jait Thomas A: Anyone wrote the exam? Will we know the result immediately?
Beta scores are not decided until six to eight weeks after all the beta exams have been taken - Sun needs time to go over them, check if questions need to be thrown out, and decide what the passing threshold should be.
Joined: Jul 18, 2006
I am done with preparation for SCDJWS exam?Should i give the exam of current version or wait for new version to come which is somewhere in January 2009?