Took the test today and passed with 90%. It's the hardest test ever taken. Probably got lucky with many of the problems. Used the following materials:
1) Book: Java Web Services Up and Running 1st and 2nd edition. My impression is that the 1st edition is good for initial learning. Once you understand most of the concepts, the 2nd edition is enjoyable to read.
2) Book: Restful Java with JAX-RS 1st and 2nd edition. The 1st is better than the 2nd edition.
3) Ivan's notes
4) MZ's notes
5) MZ's quiz
6) Enthuware. I feel Enthuware is a little harder than the real test. Also the real test does not have much coding questions, while Enthuware has many questions with a lot of code like SAAJ. I scored around 80-90% on the Enthuware tests before taking the real one.
7) My project uses a little bit of JAX-WS and another project uses JAX-RS. This helps but real projects only use a little of what's on the test.
MZ's quiz and Enthuware are worth the price. Take care.
I have gone through Web Services Up and Running, MZ and Ivan notes. For the Restful Java with JAX-RS, could you please mention the relevant chapters for the exam not covered by the resources that I already have? Thanks a lot.
Manish Verma wrote:Congratulations Wang. Great score!!
For the Restful Java with JAX-RS, could you please mention the relevant chapters for the exam not covered by the resources that I already have?
My impression is that there are not many problems on restful. Most of the problems are conceptual not code intensive. In that sense, Restful Java with JAX-RS is good for learning the concepts, especially the 1st edition. I only skipped Apache CXF and JBoss RESTEasy implementations from the book. But to just pass the test, the notes you have studied may be enough.
1) Wang, Can you please confirm author for the books you suggested.
Guys, I have couple of questions to ask.
2) Is it good to take web component developer exam prior to web services. I am asking this because a member from enthuware suggesting to consider WCD and/or EJB exams prior to web services.
3) Recently I am certified in OCPJP(1Z0-804), but I haven't developed any form of web services in my career. For people like me it is daunting because I never done serious work in EJB's or JPA, Hibernate or any other Java technologies we see in market apart from developing JSP , Servlets and JDBC (a little backend persistence). Not sure whether to take WCD exam or just study and practice but not taking exam. And all this is prior to taking Web Services exam.
Well for Web Services exam its required to have knowledge of JSP/Servlet, a bit of EJB and a bit of JPA.
If you really looking to pass Web Services developer exam , I will suggest study for this exam and whenever you feel that you don`t understand something that is mentioned in the book about of Servlet and EJB.
Refer to online sources and books.
Web Services exam does not require very deep knowledge of Servlets or EJBs.
So I think you can go for this exam and I have seen many guys on Ranch shooting this exam before Web Component Developer or JPA exam.
Good luck for preparations...
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