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Need your help on deciding the exams to take

 
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Gurus,

Can any one please tell me whether I can take the Sun Certification Web Services exam (SCDJWS) before taking the Sun certification Business component developer exam (SCBCD). I am asking this with respect to level of difficulty/complexity and not with respect to the eligibility of taking the test.

Is it better to take SCBCD first and then SCDJWS ?
Do you have any ideas/suggestions?

Thanks

Venkat Ramakrishnan
SCJCP 1.4 ,SCWCD 1.4
 
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Although both exams deal with remote calls , SCBCD is more of Architecture and client view of EJB's

If I have to pick one from SCBCD and SCDJWS, I would say SCBCD,
Thats what I did

However I think it really does not matter much which one you choose.

V
 
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Hi,

I took the web service one prior to this EJB 3.0 ( I am preparing for EJB 3.0) now. To me the web service is harder than the EJB 3.0, but I think you can take either one first, the sequence does not matter.


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Helen is right. SCDJWS is little harder than SCBCD.
Now you can decide which one you want to take.
knock off Harden one 1st or start with simpler one and build confidence...

V
 
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Thanks Vishal and Helen for your replies.
I have one more question.
It is not that I have to know about EJB 3.0 before taking the Java web services exam. Correct?. Are the topics related and one has to know about EJB 3.0 first before taking the Java web services exam?.
Please reply.

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Venkat Ramakrishnan
 
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You don't need to konw the details of the EJB in the webservice exam, the only area that touch with EJB is that you got to know a little bit about the EJB endpoint service. I did not study the EJB at all when I prepared the webservice exam, just following the MZ's note and related materials is enough. But keep in mind that the webservice exam is definatelly really hard.
 
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It's funny, I'm sort of coming the reverse of you, I just passed web services (barely) today and am looking possibly at SCBCD. I agree that you don't need to know much about EJBs for SCDJWS.

SCDJWS is a very old exam in terms of keeping up with technology, and even the author of the main book used for it has ditched the web service world. I would let something change in that arena before heading that way.
[ May 08, 2008: Message edited by: Mike Sanders ]
 
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I have given SCDJWS and now preparing for SCBCD. Funny thing is web services was quite a rage just a year ago. Now no one seems to be talking about SOA. I am little hazy about whether getting certified in SCDJWS will actually help in getting a role for SOA projects, when there aren't any.
 
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My SCDJWS did help to put me on the key role for a big enterprise integration project. Since not so many people really know the webservice, those kind experts are really needed in the market.
 
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Originally posted by Helen Ge:
My SCDJWS did help to put me on the key role for a big enterprise integration project. Since not so many people really know the webservice, those kind experts are really needed in the market.



Helen, thats great to know. Which place are you from and I am curious to know the scope of your project.
 
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