All I want to say is "Thank you" to everyone who shared their experience.
Special thanks to Ivan and Mikalai Zaikin for their amazing study material.
All material and progresses I prepared for the exam were referenced to the SCDJWS Links.
Is XML schema and syntax tested on the exam?
In Ivan's notes, he describes XML in detail in Chapter 1.
But in the official exam objective, I don't see any detail about XML itself.
Joined: Apr 01, 2013
Hi, I must say that XML is MUST-understood.
Although XML is not covered in any official exam objectives, it is really the base concept for Web service.
And by understanding XML, it was really helpful to me in the following objects about WSDL, SOAP, and processing of XML, etc.
I strongly recommend that you should understanding XML before stepping in Web service.
Cause I am newbie to Web service, I prepare for the exam about three month ago and about two hours per day and entire day in some weekend.
English is not my first language, so some concepts were hard-to-understand to me. According this reason, I read Java Web Services: Up and Running, Ivan, and MZ's notes about two times per one.
(In the second time I read those material, I finally found how amazing they are )
And coding by hand in almost every sample in these material was really helpful for me to realize how APIs works and it my be helpful to in the future work, too.
Wish the information above helps.
Joined: Jul 29, 2012
Thanks for your sharing with us. I have a few questions.
In RMH's book and Ivan's notes, they covers details about XML and schema, like XML inheritance, XML restriction , XML anonymous types, NMTokens, Union, list, enumeration, qualified and unqualified attributes, facet, DOM, SAX .....
Question 1 : Will these details on the test?
I assume the test is all about web service related material like WSDL , REST service, SOAP, security and deployment of web service in EJB container and servlet container.
And of course, you are right that understanding the basics of XML is important for understanding WSDL.
Question 2: do we need to focus on the details about XML itself as well?
To understand more about REST, I am reading some O'Reilly books called REST in Practice and Java Web Service with Java-RS.
It is because Mikalin strongly recommend us to look for materials for more information.
His notes only highlight the important things for the exam.
But to completely understand everything, we still need to read reference books.