Had to be certified quick for commercial reasons. Started to read RMH: excellent book, but to many pages. Stopped half way thru. Got MZH Guide + Quiz. Harder to read, but less pages.
Mikalai, thanks! You made my day, Peter Joosten.
Now that I am certified, my employer is satisfied, and I will have time to pick up RMH again, start reading Blueprints, and participate in on-line course Web Services Programming (with Passion!) http://www.javapassion.com/webservices/index.html to get some REAL knowledge, and hands on!
I think the subject UDDI is boring! Agree, disagree ? (Propably because there is nothing to understand, only lots of things to learn by heart, which I don't like)
In my story I forgot to mention that I took the SUN Web-based Practice Exams WGS-PREX-J220C. There are 3 exams, 70 questions each. The explanations for the answers are worthless, so it is a bad learning tool, but it was a good tool to test if I was ready for the real exam.
After reading half of the RMH my score for the 1st exam was 60. This was more than I expected, because at that time I didn't have coverered half of the certification requirements. Than I read MZ Guide, and I did the 1st exam (again) and the 2nd exam. Score: 84% and 80%. This made me confident.
Yesterday, I read the MZ Quiz, and did the 3rd practice exam. Score: 67% My confidence was gone (passing score 68%). So I think I must be extremely lucky that my score for the real exam today is 84%.
Originally posted by Ami Goop: Peter
Were Mikalai's notes enough for the SCDJWS ?
I did read half of the RMH book, and I also did the practice exam. But I think MZ Guide + Quiz is the greatest contribution to my success. Not all requirements are covered by the MZ materials. The ommisions are mentioned as "TODOs".
The questions on the exam are simple, and since it is multiple choice you can can come far with reasoning, eliminating, some superficial knowledge, and some intelligent guesses. The difficulty with this certification is not the level of required knoglegde, but the fact that it covers a lot of ground.
So if your (very) strong in reasoning, than read the MZ Guide + Quiz. And take the SUN Practice Exams to test if your ready. You will not get a 100% score, but maybe you will pass.
The way I prepared for the exam, I cannot recommend it. If I would have had all the time I wanted to prepare, I would have read RMH book + Blueprints book, played around with the SUN Web Services Developer Kit, And then read the MZ Guide + Quiz to prepare for the exam.
There is some older thread in the SCDJWS forum, with a study advice that I would recommend: read RMH book, some chapters of Blueprints, JAXB chapter of the SUN Web Services Tutorial and some article about TrAX. I will see if I can find it. Then I will post the link here!
regarding: --------------- In my story I forgot to mention that I took the SUN Web-based Practice Exams WGS-PREX-J220C. There are 3 exams, 70 questions each. The explanations for the answers are worthless, so it is a bad learning tool, but it was a good tool to test if I was ready for the real exam. ---------------
Can you explain a little bit why the explanations are worthless? Is it like a one liner? Or it points you to too general references(like entire book, or entire specs)?