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SCDJWS relevant for Websphere and/or Aqualogic developers?

 
JohnWilliam Fitz
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Hi all.

I am getting ready to prepare for some form of certication in Web Services development (java-based). I currently have no Web Services development experience.

My company currently uses Websphere as our J2EE platform. But because our database platform is Oracle, there are currently some discussions of switching to Weblogic (and I guess that means Aqualogic for Web Services? I'm not sure...).

Anyway, my question is, if I prepare for and pass the SCDJWS exam, how ready will I be to develop Web Services on either Websphere or Aqualogic (or whatever it is that Oracle pushes for Web Services)?

In other words, are the specifications that are taught for the SCDJWS the same ones that Oracle and IBM use? Or will I have to start learning again from scratch?

Thanks in advance!
John
 
Ivan Krizsan
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Hello!
Remember, any search engine is your best friend!
http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/websphere/zones/webservices/wswebsvc.html

A quote from the above webpage, concerning WebSphere 6:

Interoperability: Because this version of the Web services stack in WebSphere conformed to WS-I basic profile version 1.1, WS-Security with UsernameToken and X509 token support, WS-AtomicTransaction and WS-Addressing, reasonable interoperability with Web services implementations from other vendors is possible. Web services security interoperability is possible.


I assume they do not want WebSphere web services to be consumable by only IBM software, so they have to play nice and follow the standards, such as the WS-I Basic Profile etc.
Personally I prefer the SCDJWS certification before, for instance, IBM's certifications because I fear they may include something specific to their own products.
Regards!
 
arvin ramon
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Exactly!

I would prefer SCDJWS to any IBM or Oracle certifications on web services because SCDJWS spans a wide variety of web services technologies and standards. Gives you insight into BP, WSDL, UDDI and also various Java Specifications relating to Web Services.

Good Luck!
 
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