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SCWCD or SCDJWS - Seeking Advice  RSS feed

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Can anybody please advise me which one of
the above said exams should be taken first???

I recently passed SCBCD exam, I've worked in
Servlets and JSPs but I'm a novice in Web Services.

Web services is something that attracts me more than the
latter. My question may seem silly but still I believe
ranchers can help me in making up my mind.

Any thoughts???

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If you are going to do both anyway do the SCWCD first - mainly because you'll probably wrap that one up in less time. However the SCWCD is certainly not necessary for the SCDJWS; the cross-over is minimal according to Val's SCDJWS Specifications-Objectives Matrix i.e.

SCDJWS Objectives:
8.3 Given a scenario, implement J2EE based web service web-tier and/or EJB-tier basic security mechanisms, such as mutual authentication, SSL, and access control.
Servlet 2.4 specification: Chapter 12 (Security)

9.1 Describe the steps required to configure, package, and deploy J2EE Web services and service clients, including a description of the packaging formats, such as .ear, .war, .jar, deployment descriptor settings, the associated Web services
Servlet 2.4 specification: Chapter 13.1.1 (Packaging and Deployment of JAX-RPC Components), 13.4 (Deployment Descriptor Diagram)

For the SCWCD all you need is the Head First Servlets and JSP: Passing the Sun Certified Web Component Developer Exam (SCWCD) (aka Head First SCWCD) and the specs:
  • JSR-000152 JavaServer PagesTM 2.0 Specification (Final Release)
  • JSR-000154 JavaTM Servlet 2.4 Specification (Final Release)
  • JSR-000052 A Standard Tag Library for JavaServer PagesTM (Maintenance Release)

  • Preparation for SCDJWS is a bit more involved:
    Any good study guide for SCDJWS?
    I.M.H.O. preparitions for passing the exam
    How to read RMH
    What is the proper web service tool that i can use in the preparation for the exam?
    Muhammad Saeed
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    Many thanks for such a detailed and nice reply.
    It was really of great help.

    Thanks Again.
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