I am preparing for giving Web Services exam from past 2 months . I had to reschedule this exam from 16th Oct to a later date due to lack of preparation.
In fact i am not getting what is the exact syllabus of the exam . As per Oracle Web site it is written that SOAP ( JAX-WS ) and REST ( JAX-RS ) web services are covered in topic .
J2SE and J2EE platforms will be covered . I had gone through OReilly's Java WebServices Up and Running PDF twice ( because reading once is n't enough for me )
Also i have gone through Oracle Docs for J2EE web services for detailed understanding of few topics . W3C school for WSDL 1.1 spec .
Now when i am doing mock tests i see there are questions on UDDI API , JAXR registry APIs ( that i didnt read because it is not listed in syllabus )
So i want to know is UDDI API also needs to be covered ? Also i find questions on JAX-RPC which again is not included in WSD syllabus .
I am not confident on EJB conversions to Web services because I have never worked on EJB stuff .
Can some one please throw some light on where could i find necessary and sufficient material on EJB . I know that EJB is wide topic in itself ,
but now i am apprehensive about going through EJB in detail , because it may wash away the web service stuff . Since my brain works like FIFO .
Please reply to above queries if any one has some idea .
I have purchased an online testing material by EPractizeLabs . I found that many questions on their mock exams are either repeated or very easy. Only few questions good enough to test the eligibility . And those were already publicized on their free trial . I am not very much confident on the preparation . Anyway , thanks much .
This exam is a tough one and everybody who has prepared for it has the same feeling: did I do enough? Have I covered all the required topics in detail? and so on. The problem is basically what Mikalai says: there is only a high level list of topics.
Have you checked the OCEJWSD-Links? I recommend in particulair that you go through the "Important Materials for the exam" section.
You might want to try my Enthuware mocks as well. A lot of people use multiple mock exams before attempting the exam. Check the Certification Results forum and search/read what others did in their preparation.
I have cleared OCEJWSD 6 ( 1z0-897) exam today with 90% score .
Even though i was not too confident because on few topics i was not very confident .
Topics like EJB as RS Web Services , use of @context invocation though annotations i didnt not try hands on . I have prepared in unconventional way .
I read Java Web services Up and running book , then downloaded MZ's Guide ( sorry i just downloaded not read it even once because i was getting bored )
Then i bought EpractizeLabs Mock Exams and performed one round of test with a range of 60%-70% .
Then i started reading about the weak topics directly though Oracle Docs , IBM docs , W3C schools and every possible easy to understand blog .
Just couple of weeks before i found http://www.examclouds.com where i read this exam's material .
then while doing mocks which ever the questions i was failing to answer i did an extensive search on google to understand it .
Like WS-Addressing , conformance claims, J2EE annotations , wrapper and non wrapper style are few stuff that i read from random sources .
not least >> created few webservices / clients in Eclipse .
I haven't got Certificate yet but got score card . (See attached )
Before going for actual tests i gave Enthuware mock trial test and got 80% .
Thanks MZ and Frits .
After giving exam what i feel is that i have passed basic eligibility criteria to vent into WS.
Lot more stuff needs to go through like oAuth / Dig Sig etc. for which i haven't made any programs yet .
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