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Which Certification is Best

 
tokunbo fagbamigbe
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I am currently working on The Oracle Certified JDeveloper track. I have noticed that much of what is discussed in this forum are weblogic and websphere. What is the marketability of each? Which certificatio is best?
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Paulo Salgado
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It seems that Oracle is dropping out from the JCert Initiative. This exam will be recognized until June 30, 2002. Take a look at JCert
 
Theodore Casser
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The question really is two, though:
Which certification is better?
Which one is more marketable?
Luckily, the answer is the same to both - depends on what companies you work with and what solutions they're using. Both are fairly useful, in the sense that they convey that you understand J2EE and the related technologies, regardless of which platform your employer/clients are using.
I'm somewhat biased given my own certification track, but I think that WebSphere may be the more marketable one at the moment, since IBM seems to be gaining market share on BEA's product and will probably surpass them this year.
 
Ren Li
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I agree with Theodore. I used both Weblogic and Websphere. I think Websphere 4.0 is better now. I am going to get my certification for that.
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Hi,
This refers to Paulo Salgado post == Oracle is dropping out from the JCert Initiative.
From the press release its "jCert member companies will continue to recognize Oracle's jDeveloper test (TEST # 1Z0-502) as a valid jCert 2B test for the Certified Solution Developer level until June 30th 2002"
The Exam 1Z0-502 is retiring after 30 June 2002 rather oracle is dropping from JCert Initiative.
 
Paulo Salgado
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Hi Krishnan.
From the JCert roadmap webpage, right after the table with the roadmaps:
"Please be advised that Oracle is no longer a member of jCert. As a result, the following Oracle certification certificates and/or examination score reports are only accepted by all jCert member companies until June 30, 2002."
Please note you don't see an Oracle Certified XXXX Developer in the roadmap anymore.
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krishnan
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Hi Paulo Salgado,
Yes, Oracle is dropping out from the JCert Initiative.
Accordingly which certification we should proceed, I had already prepared for Orcle JDeveloper Exam and will be giving next month.
Please give suggestions whether we have to change to IBM or BEA track.
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Krishnan
 
Paulo Salgado
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Hi Krishnan.
I personally don't think you'll lose your effort. Once you get over the exam next month the companies will accept it for further JCert levels. Besides, in case you don't feel confortable with JDeveloper you have the option to do VAJava (or the upcoming WSAD) from IBM in level 2.
Regarding where to go, that's really tricky. I think that dependens on a number of factors and I don't think I have the knowledge necessary to give you a sound advice on the market.
In my case, I've the chosen the Jcert path because its skill set fits better to what I am planning for my career and I am choosing the IBM leg because I am working with IBM products. So, I'm leveraging on what I can. I've read many positive posts on Websphere which is also keeping me on this way.
Best regards and good luck on your exam.
 
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