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Kalpesh Soni
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I am a j2ee developer
Someone please advise me what to do if i want to go ahead for technical profile
i.e. if i want to become a j2ee architect (preferably sun certified) what are the pros and cons.
What kind of job profile am i looking for ?
What are the different job openings in india / other parts of the world ?
And what all should i konw ?
 
SJ Adnams
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you will be earning more money.
you will be doing less work.
you will be telling people what to do & when to do it.
you should know everything, or at least know what you don't know.
 
Kalpesh Soni
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And how to go about it
Taking SCEA can get me all this ?
:roll:
 
SJ Adnams
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SCEA will not reduce your chances of becoming one.
 
Rama Raghavan
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What kind of job profile am i looking for ?
What are the different job openings in india / other parts of the world ?
And what all should i konw ?

Since you ask: I think you should know that this is the forum for SCEA certification and the questions in your posting MAY not fit this category.
 
Kalpesh Soni
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I am sorry if you are disturbed in any way by this post.
But still my questions are "loosely" related to scea
These questions may help to someone (like me), trying to make up my mind, to take SCEA
just because it a costly exam, both to your mind and to your pocket !
:roll:
 
Chris Mathews
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Originally posted by Simon Lee:
you will be earning more money.

Maybe... maybe not.
Originally posted by Simon Lee:
you will be doing less work.

You will be doing different work. Just because Architects traditionally don't write as much code as Developers, doesn't mean they do less work.
Originally posted by Simon Lee:
you will be telling people what to do & when to do it.

Depends on the environment.
Originally posted by Simon Lee:
you should know everything, or at least know what you don't know.

I think this is good advice for anyone doing anything. However, knowing everything is usually reserved for Omnipotent Beings.
This just all under the assumption that there is a pure "Architect" position. Many methodologies such as XP, dictate that the programmers wear many different hats including Architect, Developer, Mentor, and Tester.
It is my experience that very few organizations have pure "Architect" positions. Creating the Architecture is a part of development and it is not beneficial to unnaturally separate the two.
See ArchitectsDontCode.
[ February 19, 2003: Message edited by: Chris Mathews ]
 
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