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SCDJWS passed

 
Sudhansu Pati
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Hi all,

Thank you very much to the participants of the group. The discussions in the group certainly helped me to achieve the certification. Can't thank much to MZ's contribution. MZ's Guide and Quiz was really key for my success. I would highly recommend everyone to go though MZ's Guide and Quz at least couple of times. RMH book is also good. But if you have gone through MZ's guide, you don't need to read the entire 1000 pages from RMH book, you can use it as a reference guide.

The certification was hard. Hats off to the folks who got the certification with 2 weeks of study. It took me longer to prepare, may be because I wasn't too familiar with Web Services. Also it was the hardest certification, even harder than SCEA. My score is really low (73%), but I am happy that I passed.

Contents of the exam wasn't what I expected. There were at least 12 questions from security. I found many questions from UUDI and JAXR (at least 12). Only few questions from JAX-RPC (I was expecting a lot, like 10 or more).
 
Bharat Ruparel
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Congratulations!
Any more tips on the exam? I am studying for it. When you say a lot of questions from JAXR and UDDI, what level of detail should we be studying at?
Thanks.
Bharat
 
Nicholas Cheung
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Well done!!!

What's next?

Nick
 
Sudhansu Pati
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HI Bharat,

Glad to see you preparing for SCDJWS certification. I read lot of your recommendations for SCEA certification.


Any more tips on the exam? I am studying for it. When you say a lot of questions from JAXR and UDDI, what level of detail should we be studying at?

For UDDI and JAXR, you really need to have deep understanding at the API level. BusinessQueryManageger, LifeCycleManager, UDDI Publishing and UDDI Query APIs, how connections (for Registry) are created, what properties you need to set for authenticating the connections, how do you validate an URI before publishing etc. are important to learn in detail. There was some mention about EntityResolver too. I have no idea where that came from. Instead of spending too much time reading RMH book, I would recommend to prepare from MZ's guide. MZ's guide is really tailered towards the needs for SCDJWS.

From Security side, master XACML, SAML, XML Digital Signature, XML Encryption, Web based authentication (Basic, Form ,hybrid), role based authentication, authentication controlled by programming, HTTPS etc. etc. I spent less than 5% of my preparation time for security. About 20% of prep time need to go towards security. Well - I am suggesting from what I experienced, it may be different for a different question set.


To answer Nick's question

What is Next ?


I am planning to start preparing for GMAT. After getting a GMAT score, I have plans for PMI.
 
Bharat Ruparel
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Thanks Sudhansu. Let us stay in touch.
Regards.
Bharat
 
Mikalai Zaikin
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Well done, Sudhansu !!!

Congratulations !!!

 
Nicholas Cheung
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I am planning to start preparing for GMAT

You are going to study master programme in School of Business?

Nick
 
james edwin
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Congrats ....I will be trying next week for this exam.Thanks for your TIPS
 
Sudhansu Pati
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Hi Nick,

You are going to study master programme in School of Business?


Yes, that is the plan. I am researching about different MBA programs in US and if I can get a good score in GMAT, I may get accepted in some good schools.

Some more tips about the SCDJWS test
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1. Make sure to learn in detail (Stub, Dynamic Proxy, DII) about how a java client can invoke a web service endpoint.

2. There were questions about different layers and their functions (interaction layer, processing layer etc.)

3. Some of the questions were situational for example what types security technology would you recommend in some situation.

4. Make sure to learn in detail about the encoding restrictions in BP, such as ArrayOfXXX.
 
Sudhansu Pati
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Hi Mikalai,

Well done, Sudhansu


Thank you for your wonderful guide. I couldn't have done the certification without it. The Quiz helped me a lot. It is probably a good idea to publish your guide as an official book.
 
Valentin Crettaz
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Nice shot Sudhansu

I'm moving this thread to the Results forum. Please continue this discussion there. Thank you
 
Tong Chen
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congratulations to Sudhansu Pati
 
dhananjoy singh
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hey Sudhansu ,

i am new to java ranch, just navigating today, saw ur certifications, impressive, congratulation,

ny way, what steam are u going to do MBA.

i am alos Planning for MBA from any premier B.school in USA
 
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