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IBM Certifications -Which one to take ??

 
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Hello ,
I have cleared SCJP,SCWCD,SCBCD and was looking at certifications offered at IBM.But I am not sure which one of these suits me (There are a plethora of those ) .I am really confused with the details in there.I am not even sure if some of the exams there are relevant ...

Aprreciate yor time.
 
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Test 257 Enterprise Application Development with IBM Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software V6.0

Seems to be the most comprehensive and updated , is this the most sought after
in the category ? ..I am confused in here (literally feel this)
 
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I think it depends on what you see your career path being, before you start deciding on any specific certification.

I'd certainly look at the WebSphere path if you're thinking of staying in Java EE - at least when I was working for firms that used it, it seemed fairly useful - and it certainly can't hurt with looking for a job down the road or bettering yourself at your current job. Their XML cert (141) also is fairly good and universally recognized.
 
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I think the 486 is IBM's best test. I recommend it.
 
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Originally posted by Marc Peabody:
I think the 486 is IBM's best test. I recommend it.



My only caveat, personally, when it comes to the 486 is that it's not a certification per se but a part of IBM's program. It's certainly worthwhile, but it doesn't by itself certify you as anything...
 
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Originally posted by Theodore Casser:


My only caveat, personally, when it comes to the 486 is that it's not a certification per se but a part of IBM's program. It's certainly worthwhile, but it doesn't by itself certify you as anything...



Hehe... yes it would certainly be nice to say I'm OOAD/UML certified rather than "I've passed IBM's OOAD/UML 486 exam."
 
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hy Chaitanya Kommidi,

if you are an experiencied J2EE programmer try the ibm test 256, 257 and the 150.

look at:

http://www-03.ibm.com/certify/tests/test_index.shtml

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How difficult are the IBM certifications compared to Sun's?
 
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I found IBM easier
 
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Originally posted by Salvador Cecilio:
How difficult are the IBM certifications compared to Sun's?



They're different, by and large, so it's really comparing vaguely different ideas. Sun's are product-agnostic by design - you're learning the ideas behind the basic structure and APIs for the version that you're studying up on, while IBM's are concentrating on the idiosyncracies of their technologies.

That said, my personal opinion is that I've found IBM's easier if only because there seems to be less to study, less to know to do well on them. But then again, I've also stressed myself out, by and large, less on the IBM exams so there may be a mental angle too.
 
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