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20 minute Survey for the "Sun Certified Ajax Developer" Certification Exam

If you are a developer, this is your opportunity to get involved in the creation of a Sun certification exam! Your participation in this survey will help us create an exam that truly measures a Developer's knowledge, skills and abilities in performing the job role.

This survey will permit us to collect information about how each testing objective should be weighted in terms of importance of subject matter, level of difficulty, and frequency of use.

Instructions:

1. Please go to: http://certification.sun.com/sesCert/ to fill out the survey.

Click take an exam survey

2. SELECT the Exam to survey:

- Sun(TM) Certified Ajax Developer (CX-310-700)

3. Go to: New Users; and create a new user account and submit.

Please read the survey instructions carefully, for reference you may want to PRINT it.

Please fill out this survey by Tuesday, January 13 midnight MST, as it will close and you will not be able to re-enter the tool.

Thank you in advance for contributing to Sun Certification.

Evelyn Cartagena-Meyer
Java Certification Program Manager
Sun Learning Services
20 minute Survey for the "Sun Certified Ajax Developer" Certification Exam

If you are a developer, this is your opportunity to get involved in the creation of a Sun certification exam! Your participation in this survey will help us create an exam that truly measures a Developer's knowledge, skills and abilities in performing the job role.

This survey will permit us to collect information about how each testing objective should be weighted in terms of importance of subject matter, level of difficulty, and frequency of use.

Instructions:

1. Please go to: http://certification.sun.com/sesCert/ to fill out the survey.

Click take an exam survey

2. SELECT the Exam to survey:

- Sun(TM) Certified Ajax Developer (CX-310-700)

3. Go to: New Users; and create a new user account and submit.

Please read the survey instructions carefully, for reference you may want to PRINT it.

Please fill out this survey by Tuesday, January 13 midnight MST, as it will close and you will not be able to re-enter the tool.

Thank you in advance for contributing to Sun Certification.

Evelyn Cartagena-Meyer
Java Certification Program Manager
Sun Learning Services
20 minute Survey for the "Sun Certified Ajax Developer" Certification Exam

If you are a developer, this is your opportunity to get involved in the creation of a Sun certification exam! Your participation in this survey will help us create an exam that truly measures a Developer's knowledge, skills and abilities in performing the job role.

This survey will permit us to collect information about how each testing objective should be weighted in terms of importance of subject matter, level of difficulty, and frequency of use.

Instructions:

1. Please go to: http://certification.sun.com/sesCert/ to fill out the survey.

Click take an exam survey

2. SELECT the Exam to survey:

- Sun(TM) Certified Ajax Developer (CX-310-700)

3. Go to: New Users; and create a new user account and submit.

Please read the survey instructions carefully, for reference you may want to PRINT it.

Please fill out this survey by Tuesday, January 13 midnight MST, as it will close and you will not be able to re-enter the tool.

Thank you in advance for contributing to Sun Certification.

Evelyn Cartagena-Meyer
Java Certification Program Manager
Sun Learning Services
FREE BETA: Sun Certified Developer for Java Web Services 5 Certification Exam

Are you a Developer who is responsible for creating web services applications using Java technology components such as those supported by the Glassfish Metro Web service stack and the Java Enterprise Edition 5 platform? If so, this is your opportunity to get involved in the creation of the Java Web Services exam!!!

As a beta tester, you officially test the test and will be able to provide Sun with valuable comments and technical feedback about the Java Web Services questions. The Sun beta exam counts towards official SCDJWS 5 Certification!

Beta Dates: October 31st, 2008 thru November 21st, 2008

Registration Exam Start Date: October 29th, 2008 - November 5th, 2008


Passing the exam entitles you to the full status of Sun Certified Developer for Java Web Services 5, and you will receive a Sun "certification kit�. A certification kit will have your certificate, Logo Agreement and Letter.

Candidates will have 240 minutes to complete 160 questions, which should allow you time to respond to all questions and provide your valuable comments while taking the exam.

This beta exam is offered Worldwide at any Authorized Prometric Testing Center!


Recommended Prerequisites:

**Prior to attempting this certification, candidates MUST be certified as a Sun Certified Programmer (SCJP), any edition
**Candidates should have at least six to twelve months experience developing Java Web Services

BETA EXAM REGISTRATION PROCEDURE

Unlike other SUN Microsystems certification exams, this exam does NOT require a voucher. To register for the "Sun Certified Developer for Java Web Services 5", exam number (311-230)" Beta exam, you may register online at www.prometric.com and follow the prompts. Or, you may register by phone, by calling your regional Prometric registration office, listed at http://www.prometric.com/Sun/default.htm.

Asia/Australia 61-2-96405830
Europe 31-320-239-800
Japan 81-0120-107737
Latin America* Contact your local Prometric testing center, listed at www.2test.com
USA/Canada 1-800-795-3926


Please contact SunBeta@prometric.com for any questions

EXAM TESTING OBJECTIVES

Section 1: XML Web Service Standards

1.1Given XML documents, schemas, and fragments determine whether their syntax and form are correct (according to W3C schema) and whether they conform to the WS-I Basic Profile 1.1.
1.2Describe the use of XML schema in Java EE Web services

Section 2: SOAP 1.2 Web Service Standards
2.1List and describe the encoding types used in a SOAP message.
2.2Describe the SOAP Processing and Extensibility Model.
2.3Describe SOAP Message Construct and create a SOAP message that contains an attachment.

Section 3: Describing and Publishing (WSDL and UDDI)
3.1Explain the use of WSDL in Web services, including a description of WSDL's basic elements, binding mechanisms and the basic WSDL operation types as limited by the WS-I Basic Profile 1.1.
3.2Describe how WSDL enables one to separate the description of the abstract functionality offered by a service from concrete details of a service description such as �how� and �where� that functionality is offered.
3.3Describe the Component Model of WSDL including Descriptions, Interfaces, Bindings, Services and Endpoints.
3.4Describe the basic functions provided by the UDDI Publish and Inquiry APIs to interact with a UDDI business registry.

Section 4: JAX-WS

4.1Explain JAX-WS technology for building web services and client that communicate using XML
4.2Given a set of requirements for a Web service, such as transactional needs, and security requirements, design and develop Web service applications that use JAX-WS technology
4.3Describe the Integrated Stack (I-Stack) which consists of JAX-WS, JAXB, StAX, SAAJ
4.4Describe and compare JAX-WS development approaches
4.5Describe the features of JAX-WS including the usage of Java Annotations
4.6Describe the architecture of JAX_WS including the Tools SPI that define the contract between JAX-WS tools and Java EE.
4.7Describe creating a Web Service using JAX-WS.
4.8Describe JAX-WS Client Communications Models
4.9Given an set of requirements, design and develop a Web service client, such as a Java EE client and a stand-alone client, using JAX-WS.
4.10Given a set of requirements, create and configure a Web service client that accesses a stateful Web service.

Section 5: REST, JSON, SOAP and XML Processing APIs (JAXP, JAXB and SAAJ)

5.1Describe the characteristics of REST Web Services.
5.2Describe the characteristics of JSON Web Services.
5.3Compare SAOP web services to REST Web Services.
5.4Compare SAOP web services to JSON Web Services.
5.5Describe the functions and capabilities of the APIs included within JAXP.
5.6Describe the functions and capabilities of JAXB, including the JAXB process flow, such as XML-to-Java and Java-to-XML, and the binding and validation mechanisms provided by JAXB.
5.7Create and use a SOAP message with attachments using the SAAJ APIs.

Section 6: JAXR
6.1Describe the function of JAXR in Web service architectural model, the two basic levels of business registry functionality supported by JAXR, and the function of the basic JAXR business objects and how they map to the UDDI data structures.
6.2Create JAXR client to connect to a UDDI business registry, execute queries to locate services that meet specific requirements, and publish or update information about a business service.

Section 7: Java EE Web Services

7.1Identify the characteristics of and the services and APIs included in the Java EE platform.
7.2Explain the benefits of using the Java EE platform for creating and deploying Web service applications.
7.3Describe the functions and capabilities of the JAXP, DOM, SAX, StAX, JAXR, JAXB, JAX-WS and SAAJ in the Java EE platform.
7.4Describe the role of the WS-I Basic Profile when designing Java EE Web services.

Section 8: Security

8.1Explain basic security mechanisms including: transport level security, such as basic and mutual authentication and SSL, message level security, XML encryption, XML Digital Signature, and federated identity and trust.
8.2Identify the purpose and benefits of Web services security oriented initiatives and standards such as Username Token Profile, SAML, XACML, XKMS, WS-Security, and the Liberty Project.
8.3Given a scenario, implement Java EE based web service web-tier and/or EJB-tier basic security mechanisms, such as mutual authentication, SSL, and access control.
8.4Describe factors that impact the security requirements of a Web service, such as the relationship between the client and service provider, the type of data being exchanged, the message format, and the transport mechanism.
8.5Describe WS-Policy that defines a base set of constructs that can be used and extended by other Web specifications to describe a broad range of service requirements and capabilities.

Section 9: Developing Web Services

9.1Describe the steps required to configure, package, and deploy Java EE Web services and service clients, including a description of the packaging formats, such as .ear, .war, .jar, annotations and deployment descriptor settings.
9.2Given a set of requirements, develop code to process XML files using the SAX, StAX, DOM, XSLT, and JAXB APIs.
9.3Given an XML schema for a document style Web service create a WSDL file that describes the service and generate a service implementation.
9.4Given a set of requirements, create code to create an XML-based, document style, Web service using the JAX-WS APIs.
9.5Implement a SOAP logging mechanism for testing and debugging a Web service application using Java EE Web Service APIs.
9.6Given a set of requirements, create code to handle system and service exceptions and faults received by a Web services client.

Section 10: Web Services Interoperability Technologies

10.1 Describe WSIT, the features of each WSIT technology and the standards that WSIT Implements for each technology and how it works.
10.2. Describe how to create a WSIT client from a Web Service Description Language (WSDL) file.
10.3 Describe how to configure web service providers and clients to use message optimization.
10.4 Create a Microsoft Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) client that accesses a Java web service.
10.5 Describes the best practices for production and consumption of data interoperability between WCF web services and Java web service clients or between Java web services and WCF web service clients.

Section 11: General Design and Architecture

11.1 Describe the characteristics of a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and how Web services fit to this model.

11.2 Given a scenario, design a Java EE web service using Web Services Design Patterns (Asynchronous Interaction, JMS Bridge, Web Service Cache, Web Service Broker), and Best Practices.

11.3 Describe how to handle the various types of return values, faults, errors, and exceptions that can occur during a Web service interaction.
11.4 Describe the role that Web services play when integrating data, application functions, or business processes in a Java EE application.


Section 12: Endpoint Design and Architecture

12.1 Given a scenario, design Web Service applications using information models that are either procedure-style or document-style.
12.2 Describe the function of the service interaction and processing layers in a Web service.
12.3 Design a Web service for an asynchronous, document-style process and describe how to refactor a Web Service from a synchronous to an asynchronous model.
12.4 Describe how the characteristics, such as resource utilization, conversational capabilities, and operational modes, of the various types of Web service clients impact the design of a Web service or determine the type of client that might interact with a particular service.

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[Edit: Corrected the prometric link, removed an comma in between.]
[ October 20, 2008: Message edited by: Amit Ghorpade ]
Registration for taking this exam is throughout the beta period. You have until November 5.

Netbeans beta is based on 6.1

Prometric fixed the problem with requesting money for this exam, as it is FREE

Please let me know if you have any problems.

Thank you.
FREE: Sun Certified Specialist Netbeans IDE Beta Certification Exam

Are you a Programmer who is responsible for developing Java desktop and Java web applications using the NetBeans IDE? If so, this is your opportunity to get involved in the creation of the Netbeans IDE exam!!!

As a beta tester, you officially test the test and will be able to provide Sun with valuable comments and technical feedback about the Netbeans IDE questions. The Sun beta exam counts towards official SCSNI Certification!

Beta Starts: October 15, 2008

Registration Exam Start Date: October 13, 2008 (Registration is throughout the beta period)

Passing the exam entitles you to the full status of Sun Certified Specialist Netbeans IDE, and you will receive a Sun "certification kit�. A certification kit will have your certificate, Logo Agreement and Letter.

Candidates will have 195 minutes to complete 160 questions, which should allow you time to respond to all questions and provide your valuable comments while taking the exam.

This beta exam is offered Worldwide at any Authorized Prometric Testing Center!



Recommended Prerequisites:

Candidates should have six to twelve months experience programming with the Netbeans IDE.

BETA EXAM REGISTRATION PROCEDURE

Unlike other SUN Microsystems certification exams, this exam does NOT require a voucher. To register for the "Sun Certified Specialist Netbeans IDE", exam number (311-045)" Beta exam, you may register online at www.prometric.com, and follow the prompts. Or, you may register by phone, by calling your regional Prometric registration office, listed at http://www.prometric.com/Sun/default.htm.

Asia/Australia 61-2-96405830
Europe 31-320-239-800
Japan 81-0120-107737
Latin America* Contact your local Prometric testing center, listed at www.2test.com
USA/Canada 1-800-795-3926

Please contact SunBeta@prometric.com for any questions.

Exam Testing Objectives:

Section 1: IDE Configuration

1.1Demonstrate the ability to configure the functionality available in the IDE, including using enabling and disabling functionality and using the Plugin Manager.

1.2Explain the purpose of the user directory and the netbeans.conf file and how these can be used to configure the IDE.

1.3 Demonstrate the ability to work with servers in the IDE, such as registering new server instances and stopping and starting servers.

1.4Describe how to integrate external libraries in the IDE and use them in coding and debugging your project.

1.5Demonstrate knowledge of working with databases in the IDE, including registering new database connections and tables running SQL scripts.

1.6Describe how to integrate and use different versions of the JDK in the IDE for coding, debugging, and viewing Javadoc documentation.

Section 2: Project Setup

2.1Describe the characteristics and uses of a free-form project.

2.2Demonstrate the ability to work with version control systems and the IDE. (Which VCS's are available, which ones you need an external client for, how to pull sources out of a repository, view changes, and check them back in).

2.3Describe the ways in which you can change the build process for a standard project, such as configuring project properties and modifying the project's Ant build script.

2.4Configure your project to compile against and run on a specific version of the JDK.

Section 3: Java SE Development

3.1 Demonstrate the ability to create NetBeans projects from the source code of an existing Java SE program.

3.2Describe how to manage the classpath of a Java SE project, including maintaining a separate classpath for compiling and debugging.

3.3Demonstrate the knowledge of the NetBeans GUI Builder and the ability to lay out and hook up basic forms using it.

3.4Demonstrate the ability to package and distribute a built Java Desktop project for use by another user.

Section 4: Java EE Web Development

4.1 Describe how to create a NetBeans project from the source code of an existing Web application.

4.2 Distinguish between a visual web application and web application.

4.3Demonstrate knowledge of which web frameworks are available in NetBeans IDE and how they are added to and used in a web application.

4.4Describe how to monitor HTTP requests when running a web application.

4.5Demonstrate a knowledge of basic tasks related to building and deploying web applications to a server, such as changing the target server and undeploying an application.

Section 5: Editing

5.1Describe the purpose and uses of refactoring and demonstrate the ability to perform basic refactoring on Java source code.

5.2Describe how to use the Options window to change the default appearance and behavior of the Source Editor.

5.3Describe the ways that the IDE highlights errors in source code and the tools the IDE offers for correcting those errors.

5.4Demonstrate the ability to use editor hints, such as implementing all the methods for an implemented interface.

5.5Demonstrate the ability to use live code templates such as automatic generation of constructors, try/catch loops, and getters and setters.

Section 6: Testing, Profiling, and Debugging

6.1Demonstrate the ability to work with JUnit tests in the IDE, such as creating JUnit tests and interpreting JUnit test output.

6.2Describe how to debug a local (desktop) application, including setting breakpoints and stepping through code.

6.3Describe the difference between local and remote debugging and describe how to debug a remote (web) application.

6.4Describe the purpose of profiling applications and how to profile a local desktop application in the IDE.

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[ October 15, 2008: Message edited by: Evelyn Cartagena-Meyer ]
Just a friendly reminder, that Sun announced back in July the discontinuation of the SCJP 1.4 certification exams below.


Discontinued Certification Exams

Please note that Sun will discontinue the following exams in all distributed languages:

Sun Certified Programmer for the Java Platform, Standard Edition 1.4 (CX-310-035)
Upgrade Exam: Sun Certified Programmer for the Java Platform, Standard Edition 1.4 (CX-310-036)
ePractice for the Sun Certified Programmer for the Java Platform, Standard Edition 1.4 (WGS-PREX-J035)

This will be effective October 31, 2008. If you hold an exam voucher for any of the mentioned certification exams, you have through November 28th, 2008 to take the exam at an authorized Prometric worldwide testing center.
The survey is up and running and will close on Monday, August 18th.

Thank you.

Evelyn
All,

Thank you for your patience. The tool has been fixed and Section 12 has been corrected.

Thank you everyone.

Evelyn
20 minute Survey for the "Sun Certified Developer for Java Web Services 5" Certification Exam

If you are a Developer, this is your opportunity to get involved in the creation of a Sun certification exam! Your participation in this survey will help us create an exam that truly measures a Developer's knowledge, skills and abilities in performing the job role.

This survey will permit us to collect information about how each testing objective should be weighted in terms of importance of subject matter, level of difficulty, and frequency of use.

Instructions:

1. Please go to: http://certification.sun.com/sesCert/ to fill out the survey.

Click take an exam survey

2. SELECT the Exam to survey:

- Sun Certified Developer for Java Web Services 5

3. Go to: New Users; and create a new user account and submit.

Please read the survey instructions carefully, for reference you may want to PRINT it.

Please fill out this survey by Monday, August 18th midnight MST, as it will close and you will not be able to re-enter the tool.

Thank you in advance for contributing to Sun Certification.

Evelyn Cartagena-Meyer
Java Certification Program Manager
Sun Learning Services
20 minute Survey for the "Sun Certified Developer for Java Web Services 5" Certification Exam

If you are a Developer, this is your opportunity to get involved in the creation of a Sun certification exam! Your participation in this survey will help us create an exam that truly measures a Developer's knowledge, skills and abilities in performing the job role.

This survey will permit us to collect information about how each testing objective should be weighted in terms of importance of subject matter, level of difficulty, and frequency of use.

Instructions:

1. Please go to: http://certification.sun.com/sesCert/ to fill out the survey.

Click take an exam survey

2. SELECT the Exam to survey:

- Sun Certified Developer for Java Web Services 5

3. Go to: New Users; and create a new user account and submit.

Please read the survey instructions carefully, for reference you may want to PRINT it.

Please fill out this survey by Monday, August 18th midnight MST, as it will close and you will not be able to re-enter the tool.

Thank you in advance for contributing to Sun Certification.

Evelyn Cartagena-Meyer
Java Certification Program Manager
Sun Learning Services
All,

If you have not received your certificate, please send me an email at evelyn.cartagena@sun.com and I will help you.

Thank you.

Evelyn Cartagena-Meyer
Java Certification Program Manager
I am sure you're eagerly awaiting the results for the SCEA 5 beta results.

Prometric has informed me that by Monday, February 18 they should be posted in the I7 database.

Thanks and Good Luck!

Evelyn Cartagena-Meyer
Java Certification Program Manager
I would appreciate it if you DO NOT POST assignments / names on here, as this is property of Sun and confidential.

Thank you.

Evelyn
Java Certification Program Manager
Good Morning,

The SCEA Part I beta finished on October 22, I'm pushing for the scores to be posted by Monday next week, as this is a long Holiday weekend in the US.

As for Part II and Part III beta, if you passed Part I, you will receive an email tomorrow Wednesday, November 21st with instructions on how to proceed to Part II and Part III. The email will come directly from Prometric. Please ensure your email information is updated in the I7 database at Prometric.

If you have any questions, please email me directly at evelyn.cartagena@sun.com and please do NOT post your questions directed to me on here.

Thank you.

Evelyn

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