I have looked around in this forum and have got valuable info on books, and recommended reading. Since I am new to this I have one newbee question. I am not at all familiar with web services, but it seems to be interesting topic so I want to read it. A goal with out and end usually does not get me too far. So with certifiction in mind I would like to approach this. While I was participating in the SCBCD and SCWCD forums there were postings on approximate timing required for preparation 2 months for SCBCD and things to that effect. Is it possible for anybody to give a few pointers in that direction. That way I can decide on what I am getting into.