I have not posted much in this forum but I am very much pleased to post about my result that I cleared SCDJWS with a score 76% (not a very good score though). Before receiving the result I felt as if I wouldn't have made it since I felt it was really tough. The materials I had used for the preparation were:
1. J2EE Web Services, by Richard Monson Haefel 2. XYZWS notes 2. Mikalai Zaiken notes 3. Basic Profile 1.0 4. J2EE blueprints on service endpoint design 5. XYZWS Mock Exams
But even with such a good preparation I felt as if I was half prepared while giving the exam. The reason is because I never worked on the API's besides seeing them at work in tutorials provided and theoretical explanations. I would like to tell people who want to give this certification that, please even if you don't get time to get a hands on, have a logical relation of their workings, in your mind. Relate everything alongside as you read. This prepares your logic strongly as it did to me.
I was half confident on about 20 questions in the exam in which for about 10, I changed the answers in the last 30 minutes of the exam since my logic clicked in those crucial minutes. If this had not happened I wouldn't have cleared.
And I would sincerely like to thank Mikalai Zaiken for his adorable notes since I faced almost 10 questions on Security, Patterns and some of the last chapters. Mikalai... man, you are the one! Without your notes I would have not seen this day.
Finally thanks to the entire forum members for giving such a wonderful place to discuss and sort the majority of issues commonly faced. Following the footsteps of Mikalai, If time permits, I am planning to create a sort of WIKI for SCDJWS solely based on the material I have collected, so that the information related to SCDJWS can be accumulated in one place, so that in future people don't have to run here and there for info. Ill keep you posted on this plan.