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hi , i am a sun certified java programmer
i was just trying to start preparing for the architect exam but i do not knoe if it is complusory to do the developer before one can do the architect exam.
is it complusory to do the developer exam first.
is it?
 
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prerequisites dont exists for SCEA.So you can jump directly for the part 1.
All the best.
 
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Hi,
Siva is corect there are no prerequisites for SCEA. However, if you are hoping to get a job as a programmer in JAVA, the developer cert does prove that you can program in Java. I lost a job when during an interview the inteviewer asked me why I skipped the developers exam? I told him it was a cost and time priority choice and that I might go back to complete it later. The reason I was given for not getting the job was that I was not technical enough. If I had completed the Developer cert, I think I would have gotten the job.
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If you see the sun certification track for Java,developer exam seems to be essential for a Java programmer.But if you are planning to take up the J2EE track,I would follow SCJP -> SCWCD -> SCBCD and finally culminating with SCEA.(hope sun doesnt introduce a new cert in this track)
 
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thanks for your help one more thing.
i do intend to do the developer exam in fact i intend tacking scea and
scjd at the same time.
for the scea i would like to know the difficulty level from 1-10.
and how hard one needs to prepare.
 
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