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Jay Banerjee
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I have more than 6 years exp. in java. I am working on J2EE technologies. I work on EJB,JSP,Servlet. I don't have SCJP. Now I work as a TL.

Now my question is should I go for SCEA directly? Is there any problem not having java certification (eg. SCJP) . But I have knowledge.
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Rob Mech
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Originally posted by Jay Banerjee:
I have more than 6 years exp. in java. I am working on J2EE technologies. I work on EJB,JSP,Servlet. I don't have SCJP. Now I work as a TL.

Now my question is should I go for SCEA directly? Is there any problem not having java certification (eg. SCJP) . But I have knowledge.



Jay, I originally had a very similar background. I'm presuming you're referring to Technical Lead (TL). I lead many projects myself and obtained my SCJP first. If nothing else myself (like others) found many subtle things on the exam that separate you from the crowd. I think if nothing else it has prepared me to begin the work on my SCEA. While the two tests are completely unrelated it gave me at least the reward of success as well as a foundation from where to start.

The SCEA doesn't require the SCJP as it focuses on design rather than programming. I know that while I continue to study for the exam (and I'm waiting for the Version 5) I've cracked open all my design pattern books from long ago. Those books are centered around programming along with Class Diagrams in UML and general OOAD.

So you really have to answer the question for yourself. If you spend all day doing UML, designing systems and using design patterns in JEE then you might want to skip the SCJP. If like myself, you are a software engineer who codes, designs, and develops then you might want the SCJP first.

I know I don't regret getting my SCJP first, in fact I'm glad as it's prepared me for other Sun Exams. I've had many people tell me that they've never met a Java Engineer that knew as much either. I often say that most of it I needed for the exam. So there is value in it, but your own career path and experience need to determine which road to choose.

- Rob
 
Jay Banerjee
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Thanks Mr. Rob
 
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I agree .Thanks !
 
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