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Better understanding of exam objectives

 
Lakshmi Saradha
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Hi,
Can anyone help me in understanding the exam objectives better?
Is it going to be like SCJP where code and performance were given importance?
Your thoughts on this?
 
Richard Monson-Haefel
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I haven't taken that other exam - or any others except the programmer one which I took eons (98?) ago - but I can give you some idea of what to expect on this test.
The successful candidate will have to know not only the programming APIs (JAX-RPC, JAXR, JAXB, JAXP [dom,sax,trax], SAAJ ) but also the protocols (WSDL 1.1, XML Schema, XML Namespaces, SOAP 1.1, SOAP with Attachments, UDDI).
In addition, you should have a good understanding of basic design concepts like those covered in the blue prints. You'll also need to know about the various security standards - not deep detail but how and why each are applied and the basics behind them.
Basically, you need to have the skills of a programmer, developer and architect when it comes to preparing for this test.
There are plenty of great resources including the Blueprints and (all humility aside) the J2EE Web Services book published by AW.
I hope that helps,
Richard
btw - its not an easy test, but its not too hard for anyone on this list. You all strike me as capable people. If you prepare and follow the advice on this site you should be fine.
 
Beatrice Ng
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Hi Richard,
I had purchased yr book, preparing hard for the exam.
I am still new to web services, so have a hard time preparing it.
There are so many elements in the SOAP and UDDI defination, I wonder, are we expect to memorise all of them?
 
Lakshmi Saradha
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Thank you Richard for your valuable suggestion. This should definitely help in our preparation..
Lakshmi.
 
Richard Monson-Haefel
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You should know SOAP inside and out, but UDDI is less important. Have a good understanding of UDDI data structures and how they are used, but you don't have to memorize the exact elements. However, be very aware of any restrictions that the WS-I BP 1.0a has placed on the use of UDDI.
I hope that helps,
Richard
 
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