Dear friends/ranchers, I cleared 1 month before scjp1.4 with 68%.
I have higher inclination for scjd than scwcd. But one of my local senior says I should opt for scwcd. I think I can clear scjd. According to my fello senior scjd is tough . only problem sun asks for big fee ie 400usd as all you know; Will after investing 400usd in scjd fetch job to me software industry? Or should I chase other exam like Oracle Certified Associate;which will cost me 250usd.
SCJP is given highest regard in the software industry. Infact my suggestion is that you start trying for your job keeping the SCJP logo in your resume. I think that is more than enough for getting a entry level job.
But as far as your carrier is concerned, what to choose next depends on the stream you are interested like
if GUI programming --> choose SCJD if Web programming --> choose SCWCD