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another SCPJ2 on the earth... :)

 
Fabrizio Gianneschi
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I've passed the SCPJ2 exam with 79% at the first attempt, with four 100%'s, too. I'm very happy!
I would like to thanks all the people on Javaranch: this is a great resource for all of us.
A question: now it's better to focus my attention on the Developer exam or on the Web Component exam?
I'm a Computer Science Engineer with 10 years of experience on OOP, about 3 years on Java and 1 on Servlets/JSP.
Thanks a lot, and good luck
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Andrey Orekhov
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Congratulations and good luck with the further certifications.
 
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Congrats Fabrizio
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Bob Carswell
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Congratulations, Fabrizio, I hope to join you tomorrow. I�m taking the test again in the morning.
I may be counting my chickens before they�ve hatched because I�m looking forward and considering the Sun Certified Web Component Developer (SCWCD), the Sun Certified Java Developer (SCJD), and the Oracle Certified Solution Developer (OCSD). SCJD and OCSD are very different and are probably both worth pursuing if you are inclined in that direction.
I should also mention that I�ve looked into several Masters degree programs. I have a BS in Computer Science. And although my boss would rather I pursue the Masters degree, I have concluded that certification is a more direct path to the knowledge I�m seeking. I�m not trying to open a debate on this board, but having taken several Graduate courses (4), the return for the time spent vs. the knowledge acquired is not half what it is for certification. Certification keeps me focused and gives me the incentive to do the tough reading while all on my own schedule. I�m convinced this is the future of education. I wish I was, but I know I�m not, one of those guys that can just pick up a book on JavaBeans and read it cover to cover. Certification gives me the push and the reward.
I may go for all three of the certifications I mentioned, but I�m leaning toward doing the Oracle Certified Solution Developer first. That would entail the UML test from IBM, along with a test in JDeveloper from Oracle. After that I would like to go after Sun Certified Web Component Developer, then possibly do Oracle Certified Enterprise Developer (OECD), but I see a lot of value in the Sun Certified Java Developer as demonstration of practical knowledge.
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Fabrizio Gianneschi
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Originally posted by Bob Carswell:
[B]Congratulations, Fabrizio, I hope to join you tomorrow. I�m taking the test again in the morning.

Well, good luck!

I�m not trying to open a debate on this board, but having taken several Graduate courses (4), the return for the time spent vs. the knowledge acquired is not half what it is for certification. Certification keeps me focused and gives me the incentive to do the tough reading while all on my own schedule. I�m convinced this is the future of education.

I partially agree. Certification is a great way to demonstrate and test you knowledge, expecially on the job, but remember that a degree is a kind of title that embraces various cultural fields (not only hyper-specifics) and, most important, never expires. You'll be a "graduated" for all of your life, not until Java n+1 will come out.

Certification gives me the push and the reward.

Oh yes, this is the real fact. You're alone: only you trying to reach the objective. It's a great sensation and a good opportunity to study in a effective way.
Thanks and good luck again for your exam!


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Fabrizio Gianneschi
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Malar Ravi
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Congrats Fabrizio! All the best to your future.
-Malar.
 
Fei Ng
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Congrats Fabrizio!! Good to have you on earth.
 
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