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Informal poll - Web Services Certification

 
Bert Bates
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So if Sun were to create a Web Services certification, on which APIs, specifications, JSRs, etc. should it be based?
 
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I would hope JAX-RPC and JSR-109 with a little bit of SAAJ thrown in. Anything beyond that isn't really "Web Services" so much as it is XML.
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Hi Bert
I would love to see another practical assignment / exam, rather than another purely theoretical exam. This could be done if it was mandated that the deliverable was a complete WAR ready to go on the reference implementation of J2EE 1.4.
Then you can pick and choose amongst which APIs are going to be needed in order to meet the assignment instructions.
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The problem with practical exams like that is that they force you to learn the specific tools and configurations for some application server you may NEVER use again. For instance, why the *heck* would I ever care about anything the RI does if all I'm every going to use is WebSphere?
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Bert,
You might want to check out my post in the Products and Other Certifications forum. IBM has just announced a new Web Services certification, and last week I submitted a proposal to my publishers for (you guessed it) another WebSphere based certification study guide. At any rate here's a link to it: Link
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Originally posted by Bert Bates:
So if Sun were to create a Web Services certification, on which APIs, specifications, JSRs, etc. should it be based?

It should cover Web Services concepts apart from API. API gets really boring.
 
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