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I am considering registering for the SCDJWS. I have a high-level idea of XML, SOAP, WSDL etc. based on some prior professional experience. (Never actually been a hands-on web services developer though - mostly techno-functional who got a good idea of how stuff worked together.)
My question is this: In order to take the SCDJWS, do I need to know JSP and related concepts covered in the SCWCD exam ? I know SUN/ORACLE certification path does not require it. So is it possible for me to dive right in into SCDJWS without taking the SCWCD ?
You can certainly try the SCDJWS exam before SCWCD. But, I have encountered some EJB/Servlet/EAR,WAR packaging related questions in the SCDJWS exam and mock exams (to answer your exact questions - none on JSP though). As long as you are prepared to answer those without reading the material related to SCWCD / SCBCD exams, you should be OK.