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I have a few concerns about the SCWSD exam. When I
was studying for the SCWCD 1.3 exam, it expired one week
before I went to register for it. I subsequently spent a
month studying for 1.4 material . Will this happen for the
SCWSD exam anytime soon? I am especially concerned because
many of the protocal specifications that are objectives for
the current SCWSD exam are now obselete. For example, I
would hate to spend all this time learning WSDL 1.1 and SOAP
1.1 (both are exam objectives on the current SCWSD exam) and
then have to learn WSDL 2.0 and SOAP 1.2 (which have been out for a while).
 
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No any rumors about exam upgrade, so feel safe to prepare for the current version

regards,
MZ
 
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Let's face it. A certification doesn't make you an "expert forever". You cannot simply take a test, get a piece of paper, frame it on the wall and assume you know it all.

In the landscape of changing standards, if you want to keep your job and earn good money, you've got to be on your toes learning new things all the time. For those of us in the field of IT, complacency makes no sense.

You should look at the certification as a learning experience rather than a proof of competency. In the process of getting certified, you will have learned a few new things and that is its worth. Nothing more. Nothing less.

Good luck,
 
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I
would hate to spend all this time learning WSDL 1.1 and SOAP
1.1 (both are exam objectives on the current SCWSD exam) and
then have to learn WSDL 2.0 and SOAP 1.2 (which have been out for a while).


For technology-wise point of view, it is always too fast to provide a new version or specification, and then the old versions disappeared soon.

However, for learning process, I believe you wont feel painful, if you first learn, say, WSDL 1.1, and then learn the upgrade version of 2.0, because you knew the basis already.

Nick
 
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Don't you just love it when the lack of features of buggy features get fixed in the newer versions?
 
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