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SCDJWS version 4 vs. version 5

 
maizar samman
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Hello All,
I am planing to give the SCJDWS 5 exam but noticed that all books in the market have been written for JEE 4 is it okay to start by reading these old books then upgrade to the new version?
are there significant changes between the two versions of the exam or just small changes?

your help of answering this question is really appreciated
 
Ivan Krizsan
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Hi!
I would say that there are significant differences.
As far as I have come to understand, the focus of the certification tests are different; the older was focused on technical matters such as APIs etc, while the newer is more about selecting an appropriate solution in a given scenario etc.
The book J2EE Web Services, at least most parts of it, is a good starting point but not sufficient in itself.
If you haven't seen it already, then I can recommend my (shameless plug) study notes for the SCDJWS 5 certification available here on JavaRanch!
Best wishes!
 
Ulf Dittmer
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The ScdjwsLinks page also points to some information on this. For example, the newer exam ditches the (now obsolete) JAX-RPC API for JAX-WS; that's a pretty fundamental change, even though the exam is more about technology than about specific APIs.
 
maizar samman
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Thank you Ulf and Ivan
Ivan, I have already seen your study notes it is really a great job I tried to start with it but cause I have no idea about web services I think it is better to start reading a book that explains in more details then I will come back to the study notes when I have good idea about web services.
I have just placed my order for J2EE Web Services: XML SOAP WSDL UDDI WS-I JAX-RPC JAXR SAAJ JAXP book will start with it
 
Fernando Franzini
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I've seen that new SCDJWS doesn't have Whizlabs mocks !!
Do you guy have used anothers mock simulators ? Wich ?
Regards.
 
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