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Is SCDJWS tougher than SCWCD or SCBCD (very few JWS posts in results forum)?

 
suma sindu
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Hi

I would like to get some input about SCDJWS. I would like to know how tougher it is when compared to other certifications like SCWCD or SCBCD.

The reason I am asking this question is that in the results forum I see very very few(I think not more than 3) people posting about their success in JWS exam whereas WCD and BCD have much more "passed" posts. Does it mean it's tougher or does it mean it doesn't have as much demand as the others?

I know "tough" is how u define it and how u look at it, but I mean to ask If ur not biased about the subjects (whether it's JSP or servlets( as in WCD) or EJB( as in BCD) or JWS)(i.e. if u treat them the same), I mean if u like all of these the same and if u have almost the same prior experience with any of these).

Another reason I'm thinking about this is that I do not see as many mockexams for JWS as for WCD or BCD.

So, can somebody please tell me if I can dare to attempt JWS? Here's my background info that is required:

I completed WCD with 91% and BCD with 95% and I had no prior experience with either JSP, Servlets or EJBs. I felt they r at almost the same difficulty level( I prepared for each of the exams, around 3weeks with 4hours a day on the average with HFJSP & HFEJB respectively).

Thanks
Suma
[ May 22, 2005: Message edited by: suma sindu ]
 
Victor Htet
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i think it's because of limited study resources and there hasn't been any direct exam study guide for scdjws. Exam Simulators are still being implemented.

I guess that may be the reason why we don't have as many scdjws as scwcd/scbcd.

And according to my scwcd experience, scdjws is more difficult to prepare - more things and std.s to absorb.
 
Johannes Postma
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I think you can do the exam. Most topics has nothing to do with Servlets or EJB's.

You see not so many posts on this forum because SCDJWS is a relative new certification. I think SCWCD and SCBCD has more sense for a developer. If you want to become a developer for profession you can do better SCEA than SCDJWS. With SCEA you learn how to design an enterprise application.
 
Dibbo Khan
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Hi Johannes,

Why do you think that the SCDJWS doesn't make sense for a developer? I am wondering about this myself? I think the exam is a bit tedious to study for since it has so much on XML schemas and so on instead of API stuff.

Dibbo
 
Johannes Postma
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Dibbo,

Java is used mostly in internet and intranet environments. This means that you have to code servlets and jsp's and most likely ejb's. Therefore SCWCD and SCBCD are important.

I'm working in a bank in the Netherlands. We hardly use web services. I believe that a lot organisations are sceptical about web services in internet environments. The reason for this is, is that the security of web services are still immature.

Therefore, if you are not yet a java developer for profession, I would recommend SCEA. Or you can study an application server, e.g. WebSphere.
 
Dibbo Khan
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Hi Johannes,

Are you sure web services are used much in Java, I am a C# consultant in London, and two of the last three contracts I have had had used web services quite heavily, in fact they reject remote objects out of hand and opt for web services which are heavier to serialise and deserialise.

But anyhow I know what you meant now, not that this cert isn't a developer one but that you don't think web services are widely used at present.

Dibbo
 
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