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Passed 288 with 64%

 
Nicholas Cheung
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Just back from the exam center, the exam is much more difficult than SCDJWS. Lucky, I passed it marginally.

I used 2 books for this exam:
1. RHM - J2EE Web Services, for core WS concepts
2. IBM Redbook - WSAD v5.1 Web Services Handbook, for WSAD related topics

Below is the % of each section:
1. Architecture and Core Concepts: 87% (7 out of 8)
2. Develop Web Services: 57% (8 out of 14)
3. Access Web Services: 40% (2 out of 5)
4. Package, Deploy and Publish: 62% (5 out of 8)
5. Testing and Validation: 66% (4 out of 6)
6. Security: 33% (2 out of 6)
7. Web Services and Java: 100% (6 out of 6)

Due to the expiry of IBM vouchers, I dont have enough time to study. I have only read the Redbook once, together for some concepts review from RHM's book when there are some unclear concepts in the redbook.

Honestly, the Redbook is not enough. It does not cover all the exam objectives, such as command tools, WSAD wizard (like WSE, WSDL editor, etc), Encoding, and WSE for JMS, security, etc.

The questions are difficult, not becos of the concepts, but the IDE specific issues, like which of the following option does not appear in XXX wizard, which of the following cannot be configured by XXX wizard. Thus, you really need to know about those IDE specific questions.

In addition, for those who taken SCDJWS, you will find section 1 and 7 are relatively easy, as these topics have been overlapped with SCDJWS. If you have studied throughly with SCDJWS, you will find no difficulty at all.

Finally, I have one beta exam left.

Best wishes to those who will take this exam before 30 June 2004.

Nick
 
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Congratulations!!
This time, it's my turn to say "A pass is a pass!".
Good luck to your LAST beta exam in this year! Right?
 
Nicholas Cheung
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Thanks Ken.

I hope 1z1-040 is not the last beta exam for this year, as I am still waiting for the old plain SCEA to be review, and hopinh that the beta exam of part I to be released before the end of this year.

How's your MCSD.Net progress?

My company may send me to the IBM DB2 exams, which I personally dont wanna to go.

Nick
 
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Congrats, Nick! You're lucky

Some guys seem like having a hobby - taking beta exams
 
Nicholas Cheung
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You're lucky

I did think so too. When I pressed the *finish* button, I guess I were going to fail, as I were very unsure about most of the WSAD related questions.

Anyway, I am very happy with this score already, as it is really a difficult exam.


Some guys seem like having a hobby - taking beta exams

YES, becos beta exams are cheap (or even free). I can get certify without paying much money.

Nick
 
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Well done Nick. There can't be many certs left that you want to do (apart from SCEA).
Ray
 
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congrats Nick.
And thanks for the review of the exam.
I like professional work and you simply know this certi stuff.
 
Nicholas Cheung
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There can't be many certs left that you want to do (apart from SCEA).

There are still lots of exams that I wanna take, but I dont have time and money.

Nick
 
Vishwa Kumba
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Congrats!
 
Ram Natarajan Sharma
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Congrats
 
Kostya Razumovsky
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Congratulations, Nicholas !!!

In your opinion, does it require much time to prepare for SCDJWS after successful passing of IBM-288?

I have just passed IBM-288 with 87%...
 
Nicholas Cheung
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In your opinion, does it require much time to prepare for SCDJWS after successful passing of IBM-288?

YES, otherwise, I have already failed, as I have less than 1 week to prepare this exam, due to the expiration of the free voucher.

Nick
 
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Wow! I just found this great successful story today... Congratulations, Nick... I've not been in this forum for long... I'm here again...

Good job, Nick... U've passed all the exams you took in the past... Is there any exam that you failed? I don't mean to recall the sad stories back again... I just want to know... Just curious..
 
Nicholas Cheung
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Is there any exam that you failed?

Nope.

I hope 1z1-036 will not be the 1st exam that I failed.

Nick
 
Ko Ko Naing
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Originally posted by Nicholas Cheung:
Nope.

Cool!!!

I hope 1z1-036 will not be the 1st exam that I failed.

I wish you pass it for that as well....
 
Nicholas Cheung
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This is my turn now. Did you fail any before?


I wish you pass it for that as well....

The exam has been released offically on 9 July 2004, but still, I dont have any news about the result.

Nick
 
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Congratulations Nicholas Cheung,

Well done.
 
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