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Fee Vs Significance

 
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Hi,
Earlier I decided to immediately hop to Architect preparation.
But when I came to know about the fees I had to retreat.Is that much fee really fruitful?Suppose I decide to appear for the SCJA
and then come to know that I could hardly improve upon my perks.So can anybody tell me how much is the fee?How much is the duration of exam.Are we supposed to appear it in any Prometric center or is it "thesis "type?I do not know anything.Please help me.Finally is it worth spending that much fee for the certification particularly in this slowdown period for Java?
 
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I guess SCEJA is really mean a lot to a professional java developer. The value is that there is not a simple way to pass it. However, I agree that it costs too much. That keeps me thinking without decision for a long time. My problem is I had passed SCJA long before SCEJA came out and the SUN does not let SCJA promote to SCEJA by completing the section II and III of the new certification. In this case I doubt the necessarity to promote myself to a new cert as most people can not even tell the difference. I guess SUN made a mistake in this issue if she wants to make more money.
 
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SCEA is an effort by Sun to make this level of certification more meaningful than SCJA was.
In terms of the cost, total is $500 USD. But you must also consider the cost of materials and the also the cost of time spent studying.
The reason I'm pursuing it is that I want to postition myself in the marketplace at the architect level - and this presents a significant first step toward doing that.
Having said, that, I found the SCJD certification a great way to gain "real" experience with java. If you do a good job on that, you can walk into any java assignment and comport yourself admirably. It's also tremendously useful for obtaining that first java assignment or job. Unless I already had a year or two's worth of experience doing Java, I would go for the SCJD first. Note that it also cost $500 USD.
Good luck,
Mark
 
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The cost $550 to be exact ( 150 +250 +150).
Sanjay
 
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