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Architect versus Developer

 
Thomas Hubschman
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I'm taking the web component exam on Thursday, and am now thinking what next. I thought you needed the developer exam to take the architect exam but apparently not?
It seems to me that the Architect exam with it's emphasis on J2EE and EJBs has much more cash value in today's marketplace.
Any opinions?
Many thanks,
Thomas
[ October 01, 2002: Message edited by: Thomas Hubschman ]
 
Rufus BugleWeed
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I believe you are correct in your assesments.
Developer deals with RMI and Swing, neither are too much in demand.
Some have the opinion that getting SCEA overqualifies you for a developer job. I can personally state I got an interview for a developer position and just got asked architect questions.
Of course, improving yourself is always a good investment: SCJP, SCWCD, SCD, or SCEA. I would not overlook a certificate from IBM/Brainbench, a DB vendor, an administration program or a network deal either.
 
Thomas Hubschman
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Thanks that is very helpful.
I got my SCWCD yesterday.
I guess I'll try first for the IBM 141 and Oracle DBA exams first before I step up to the Architect.
I could use the SQL practice anyway.
Thanks again.
Thomas
 
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