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Passed 1z0-897 exam

Abhay Agarwal
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Joined: Feb 29, 2008
Posts: 1253

Just got Oracle email few minutes back and came to know that I have passed 1z0-897 exam [Java EE6 Web Service Developer exam]
I am delighted
It has been such a wonderful learning journey.Three months back, I did not knew anything about Java Web Service. Now I have a Oracle Cert to atleast prove that I do have all basic knowledge needed to do any Java Web Service work.
I started off my preparation in Nov 2013. Spent more than 3 months to give exam today.
To start my preparation, I read all success stories on 1z0-897 posted on Javaranch. From there, I came to know about books and materials to follow for preparation.

Materials I used are mentioned below
1.Since I did not knew anything about Web Service, so I started with Java and Web Services Up and Running book (by Martin). Excellent book to read and understand Web Service. Although some stuff was hard to digest at first go like SOAP Handlers and Security. But I mananged to read whole of the book.
2. I turned to IBM Web Service tutorials.Read whole document.
3. Read MZ notes version 5 and 6
4. Ivan Notes
5. Enthuware
6. EPractice Labs
7. Most important - Wrote numerous practice java code to understand each and every concept.

Enthuware question bank has good practice questions. Thanks Frits for putting up Enthuware exam questions and some nice explanations to all questions.

Epractice Labs question bank is ok and good to revise. But they do have some mistakes.

Coming to mistakes, even, in actual Oracle exam, I noticed some incorrect questions (means Question was incomplete). Due to which i could not derive any answer.

For me, quick wins in exam were questions on
c. WS Addressing

Time to update signature section in CodeRanch (I always love this moment )

Now what next -- may be JPA Cert.


Oracle certified Java 8 Programmer I, Oracle Java Web Service Developer (1z0-897), Oracle certified Java 7 Programmer, SCJA 1.0, SCJP 5.0, SCWCD 5.0, Oracle SQL Fundamentals I, CIW Certified Ecommerce specialist
Souvik Dasgupta
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Joined: Sep 24, 2009
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Thanks and Regards, Souvik
Mikalai Zaikin
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Joined: Jun 04, 2002
Posts: 3236
Congratulations !

Glad to know my WSD guides helped.

As for JPA 2 I suggest you (it should be enough):

1) Pro JPA 2.0 from Apress - Must read
2) Enthuware JPAD simulator - excellent IMO
3) [optionally] JPA 2.0 spec from - Highly recommended

Best regards,

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Frits Walraven
Creator of Enthuware JWS+ V6

Joined: Apr 07, 2010
Posts: 1801


Well done, it is nice to hear that the question bank helped you in your journey!


Abhay Agarwal
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Joined: Feb 29, 2008
Posts: 1253

Thanks Frits ....
Abhay Agarwal
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Joined: Feb 29, 2008
Posts: 1253

Thanks MZ for suggestion for JPA.
I did read your JPA experience today. Thanks for posting such a detailed experience.
I agree with your JPA suggestion.
I have already bought the JPA 2 and I am reading chapter 1 of that book.
Also , I have downloaded JPA version spec.

My plan is to read JPA book --> do enthuware questions --> read JPA spec --> read JPA 2 book again --> enthuware question again

~ abhay
Paul Anilprem
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Posts: 3366
Congratulations, Abhay!
Glad to know our s/w was useful in your preparation

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Devika Sivaraman

Joined: Dec 20, 2010
Posts: 7
Congratulations!!! planning to give the certification in near future. Your post will be helpful to prepare.

koilraj abraham
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Joined: Jun 27, 2011
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Congratulations ! Good to know that you have used our Training Lab for your preparation.

I agree. Here's the link:
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