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nitin pai
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If I talk in the terms of capabilities a person going for SCEA certification should possess, does one need to have hands-on, on all the Java EE architecture stack either fully or partially. In my case, I have not worked on Java EE live projects but due to my immense interest in the field I have managed to learn and get certified for SCJP, SCWCD and SCDJWS. I am in the process of getting SCBCD too.

My question comes from the fact that I did not get a chance yet to implement a Java EE live project for a client. So can I go for SCEA only on the basis of my knowledge since I am conceptually sound?
 
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I say go for it! But are you really willing to spend that much just for run? Or are you planning to use the skills you acquire from them in your full-time work?

I suggest also, to go with BCD first (since you are already also thinking about that one).

It will sure help you a lot when you get to SCEA. (although SCEA will just touch the concepts and not the nitty gritty details)
 
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Originally posted by nitin pai:
So can I go for SCEA only on the basis of my knowledge since I am conceptually sound?


Experience with the technology will help you, but the SCEA can be used as a learning tool itself. Personally, I had no hands on experience with EJB 3.0 when I wrote the exam (largely because WebSphere doesn't have a full release with EBJ 3.0 support, and it appears like they never will. ). But knowledge of the technology got me through.

Good luck on your SCEA quest!

-Cameron McKenzie
 
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As Cameron said, It is okay, if you lack in some areas.
 
nitin pai
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Originally posted by Paul Michael:
I say go for it! But are you really willing to spend that much just for run? Or are you planning to use the skills you acquire from them in your full-time work?

I suggest also, to go with BCD first (since you are already also thinking about that one).

It will sure help you a lot when you get to SCEA. (although SCEA will just touch the concepts and not the nitty gritty details)


Thanks Paul, you have raised my confidence. And yes, I definitely would love to work on Java EE anytime. Its just that I did not get a chance. And also in the IT industry here, your resume counts more than your knowledge. If I show to another company that I am not experienced in Java EE (they still call it J2EE) then I would not be given work in it. So I want to keep my chances open with certifications and I hope I somewhere soon get into working on it.
 
Padmarag Lokhande
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Is it necessary to have worked on all the technologies included in Java EE (i was going to write J2EE) to clear the exam?
I have worked in servlets and jsp, but would be working on EJB3 only after a couple of months. Also i dont see getting a chance to use web services anytine soon.
 
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