Originally posted by Aaron Robinson:
No, SCEA is independent from SCJD. I personally wouldn't bother with SCJD as it is based on largely unused technology.
Originally posted by Frank Carver:
I think that's a bit unfair.
SCJD is aimed at people who wish to work as software developers....
SCJA is aimed at people who wish to work as software architects....
My ideal Java specialist would have all three certifications. SCJP should show that he/she has studied the language and standard API features of Java; SCJD should show that he/she can actually produce working software to an agreed standard, and SCJA should show that he/she understands the place of Java in the wider context of enterprise systems, and can suggest workable. complete solutions.