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Advice needed !

 
Sridevi Annamalai Sekar
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Hello friends,
I have recently gave the exam Sun Certified Enterprise Architect for the Java Platform, Enterprise Edition - Multiple Choice - (Step 1 of 3) (CX-310-051) and passed it.

I am aware that sun has discontinued the Part 2 & 3 of the above.

Now what are the options left to me ? Can do a upgrade exam of the part I and do the part 2 & 3 of next version of SCEA ??

Please advice.
 
Baskar Dilli
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Hi,

I was also in same dilama, but later i decided to work on part II of the older version and thought of doing SCEA5 upgrade after completing these exams.

What did you decide? please let me know if you are working on older version.
 
Giju George
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Hi Sredevi/Bhaskar,

Sun is planning to take off the old exam (I think towards the end of this year - not sure) and replace with the new exam. So, you should still be able to continue and finish off the rest of the exams within that time frame.

Now, your question - whether to stop working on SCEA-4 after doing the part-1 or not !!!

This simply relies on your objective of WHY you need to do the SCEA exam. Is it something to show in your resume that you are sun certified architect with the latest version? Then stop working on 4 and move on to 5. But if I were you, then I would try to finish off the older one which I have already started and do the upgrade. The knowledge that you acquire from the exams/assignments can then be applied to the work that you are doing, and gradually you become a "fully qualified" Architect- both theoritically and practically. Also, bear in mind that many industries are still in the process of switching over to the newer versions, which can still take a few years from now. So you might be still working on the older versions.

Being said that, please check whether you can still purchase a voucher for the other two parts of the exam !!

http://www.sun.com/training/certification/java/discontinued.html

Regards,

Giju
[ April 27, 2008: Message edited by: Giju George ]
 
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