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Can I directly go for Architect

 
vaibhav punekar
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I ve heard that I can appear for architect directly it is not necessary to appear for Developer.Is it true?
I ve very little idea about these exams.The fees for these exams are keeping me away.No doubt it's USP must be great.but before going for it one needs to be prepared and should have that much money.Is it a three step exam.Does it require actual coding while giving the exam?I think it is much to with analysis than to do with the coding.
 
Brett Knapik
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Yes, there are no prerequesties for the Architect exam. The only thing that might require the code is the design assignment/essy. I am not positive though since I haven't taken the exam.
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Rahul Mahindrakar
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vaibhav,
Lets look at our questions one at a time.

I ve heard that I can appear for architect directly it is not necessary to appear for Developer.

True . Sun has not asked me any details so far when i purchased my coupen for architect whether i have completed my JCP/Developer. JCP is however a must for Developer exam

I ve very little idea about these exams.The fees for these exams are keeping me away.No doubt it's USP must be great.

Yes the fee indeed hurts ones pockets. But lets see can i get the money back in about 3 months. I think one can if he clears the exam. More than that you have increased your knowledge base to a higher degree by preparing for these exams.


Does it require actual coding while giving the exam?I think it is much to with analysis than to do with the coding.

I do not think there is coding for the 1st part at least. In the II part you will however be asked to complete an assignment.

I hope things stand clear. If you have doubts do post.

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Bidyut Padhi
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As per my knowledge.
The pre requisite even not focusing SCJP.
But while I inquired about the exam coupon Sun asked me the Photocopy of SCJP Score Report.
About the coding part above In my Opinion One should at least write few entity /session bean and other classes and go for a complete deployment of the bean as per the J2ee Specification in a web server which will Improve his knowledge in practical field.
Once you cleared SCEA you should be different from others not only in Theoretical knowledge but also in practical field.
On person who has having a PC with required software for the above purpose can try by himself.
I hope present companies are giving a lot of chance/scope for the above purpose. At least where I am working they prefer self
learners.
At last I will say where there is a will there is a way.
regards
Bidyut

[This message has been edited by Bidyut Padhi (edited February 21, 2001).]
 
John Wetherbie
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The SCEA exams (parts 1,2 & 3) require no coding. However, as noted above, it is probably helpful to do some coding to help get the concepts in place.
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Mark Herschberg
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Originally posted by vaibhav punekar:
I ve heard that I can appear for architect directly it is not necessary to appear for Developer.Is it true?

This may not necessarily apply to you, but in case others read this post, I'd like to make the following observation. Just because you can pass the architect certification, it does not make you an architect. Those who are young developers, who think they can jump ahead in their careers, by passing this test, will find doors will not magically ope for them. Architects are hired based on experience, abilities, and accomplishments. You still need to "pay your dues" and work your way up the ladder to be an architect.

--Mark
hershey@vaultus.com
 
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