Hi , I have around 2-3 yrs of software exp. most of it in Java. I want to do certification for one of the application servers wblogic or websphere. Please guide me which one is better weblogic 7.0 or websphere 4.01? Also does anyone knows when IBM is lauching websphere 5.0 exam? Thanx n Regards, PP
Offhand I would say that the WebSphere certification would have more value right now. WebSphere was behind WL for a long time but they are now even in terms of market share. This would tend to create more demand for WS people against a smaller supply. You could also go for the core certifcations that Sun offers, Programmer, Web Component Developer and Architect.
I don't know that either of them is "better" - that's a rather qualitative judgement based on not knowing why you're debating the two exams. Both of them, certainly, would show that you know how to use an application server, and have some experience with coding J2EE applications. I would second the suggestion to do the Sun exams first (I'd add IBM's 483 - Enterprise Connectivity with J2EE - to the list too as an exam that demonstrates familiarity with J2EE development), since they're more generally geared towards J2EE development than a specific server product. The "better"ness (to use a really badly made up word) of the two exams would really be more determined based on what your employer/clients use, or what the employers that you're looking at use. I don't think you can necessarily go wrong with either one, but the value would be enhanced if you're going to end up using one server over another. Just my two cents.
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Weblogic 8.1 exams are not but there are not much resource on them, my company recently sent me to take weblogic8.1 system administration training and I plan to study and take the weblogic 8.1 system administration certification exam in the near future
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