What is the relationship between web services and XML certifications? Are web services cert included in XML one? I mean, is XML more generic and gives you more overall knowledge about the technology?
Right now, I am preparing to take two IBM tests in one weekend (287 and 484) in order to get the ICED. Their contents are pretty similar.
But how about those certifications that I mentioned before? It looks like SCDJWS and IBM 288 are almost identical.
They are not related in the aspect of getting certified. However, as Web Services is based on XML, and thus, might be knowing more in XML make you easier to learn Web Services.
WebSphere Application Server 6.0 is coming out. It will not be long until IBM 288 will be old (as it deals with WSAD 5.1.1). The Sun Certification is more platform neutral.