I am studying for the SCDJWS exam and have a few questions on what to study. I have read "J2EE Web Services" (author, R.M-H) and "Building Web Services with Java" (published by Sams, var. authors) . The first question is, how unprepared will I be if I neglect "Blue Prints" (by Sun)?
The second question has more to do with getting hands on experience. I get little J2EE web service experience at work right now and I am spending time just building web services w/ Axis at home. My 'problem' with Axis is that they make it too easy I can crank out web services with Eclipse's wizards all day and night but I don't learn the objectives. Furthermore, what I do learn, although an asset in and of itself, may not be on the exam. For example, which descriptors are on the exam, webservices.xml or *.wsdd ?
One more question for this post: what is the best framework to pick up in order to prepare for the exam ? I need something to experiment with.