This week's book giveaway is in the Agile and Other Processes forum. We're giving away four copies of Darcy DeClute's Scrum Master Certification Guide: The Definitive Resource for Passing the CSM and PSM Exams and have Darcy DeClute on-line! See this thread for details.
Passed SCDJWS with 84%. The study material used: RMH, Java Blue Prints, MZ's guide and Wizlab simulator. Thanks to this forum and all the members for providing guidance and pointers to the required study material. All the best to the future aspiring candidates.
Thanks for the complements. There were lot of questions on XML schema and basics. For me the exam started with UDDI and JAXR questions those scared me initially but then subsequent questions on XMLschema, SOAP, WSDL were not that difficult. I lost some questions on "J2EE web services" because I did not read the Blue Prints thoroughly. RMH was very good start for XML schema and SOAP, WSDL, UDDI basics. One should read the first 2 sections word to word. Its very easy to understand when you read from RMH. Blue Prints is also one should read very thoroughly that makes the concepts and lot of design considerations very clear. The amazing study guide and quiz by MZ provided a great help after reading the RMH and BluePrints, especially the security and JAXR, UDDI which are difficult topics otherwise. Thanks MZ for great work. About Whizlabs, initially I was very sceptical whether to buy the test simulator or not, but when I appeared for the exam I felt like I am giving fourth test from Whizlab. It was a very wise decision to buy the Whizlab test simulator, few questions were directly from practise tests. Overall it was a very great experience, since I got more than 80% my exam fees are getting reimbursed by my employer, and the most important benefit of this certification is I studied lot of things which I would have never touched otherwise. Once again thanks to Javaranch and all the members for providing help to the candidates like me.