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Passed SCDJWS 78% - careful!!

 
Gigi D'Agostino
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I took the exam yesterday after 2 weeks or so of preparation with maybe 1-2 hours a day, after work. Having had some experience with WS in the past but being more on the practical side and not a big fan of memorizing useless things, I focused on passing it rather than getting a big score. And it worked. I think it's the most difficult certification exam that I took so be careful when you decide go in that room. I used RMH, Blueprints, BP, the notes you link from this forum, Whizlabs and life experience in my preparation. A lot of very tricky questions especially for a non native English speaker. No fill-in-the-blanks question, which was good.

When I look back at the exam I can't stop wondering... what is the point of so many JAXR and UDDI questions (I must have had at least 15) when a small percent of developers use them and most times the answer is behind a simple API lookup?!! To make these technologies more popular? I don't think it's gonna work... only the market and the time will decide that. Other than that it's a good, challenging exam.

Good Luck! (you'll need it )

[ April 22, 2007: Message edited by: Gigi D'Agostino ]
 
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Congrats
 
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Congratulations!

I agree. I didn't see the point of all the UDDI questions.

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saikrishna cinux
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Originally posted by Gigi D'Agostino:
I took the exam yesterday after 2 weeks or so of preparation with maybe 1-2 hours a day, after work. Having had some experience with WS in the past but being more on the practical side and not a big fan of memorizing useless things, I focused on passing it rather than getting a big score. And it worked. I think it's the most difficult certification exam that I took so be careful when you decide go in that room. I used RMH, Blueprints, BP, the notes you link from this forum, Whizlabs and life experience in my preparation. A lot of very tricky questions especially for a non native English speaker. No fill-in-the-blanks question, which was good.

When I look back at the exam I can't stop wondering... what is the point of so many JAXR and UDDI questions (I must have had at least 15) when a small percent of developers use them and most times the answer is behind a simple API lookup?!! To make these technologies more popular? I don't think it's gonna work... only the market and the time will decide that. Other than that it's a good, challenging exam.

Good Luck! (you'll need it )


[ April 22, 2007: Message edited by: Gigi D'Agostino ]


MR GIGI,


Could you please tell me how much experience you have in java programming and how much experience you have in webservices?

how could you solve the paper just with 2 weeks?
can you please give some more suggestions for preparing
 
Valentin Crettaz
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Moving this to the results forum.
Thanks.
 
Vassili Vladimir
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Congratulations
 
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Congrats man!
 
Gigi D'Agostino
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Originally posted by saikrishna cinux:


MR GIGI,


Could you please tell me how much experience you have in java programming and how much experience you have in webservices?

how could you solve the paper just with 2 weeks?
can you please give some more suggestions for preparing


Hi Saikrishna,

I have about seven years Java but only a few months Web Services.

Suggestions? I would start by mastering XML and XSD first. Then learn the Java technologies for XML, followed by WSDL and the rest of the objectives. Just take it step by step and you'll be surprised how much you can learn in a very short time.

Good Luck
 
gianni ipez
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Hi Gigi,
congratulations!
Why did you take this certification?
Thanks.
Gianni
 
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