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What should be the path to clear SCEA , after clearing all certifications??

 
mayur dhawan
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hi,
I want to know when a person is fully mature to give the SCEA examination.
Will is be after giving most of the other certification exams.

But , is it not mandatory to clear other exams to clear SCEA exam.

Please guide.

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mayur
 
Jeff Walker
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Originally posted by mayur dhawan:
hi,
I want to know when a person is fully mature to give the SCEA examination.
Will is be after giving most of the other certification exams.

But , is it not mandatory to clear other exams to clear SCEA exam.

Please guide.

thanks
mayur


To my knowledge, they are all dependent on you having the SCJP first. That is the only prerequisite. Go here and check for yourself:
http://www.sun.com/training/certification/java/index.xml?intecmp=1395

and see that they all require SCJP first. (Except the SCJA, which is completely optional).

As for your maturity question, the SCEA is an architectural exam. If you have not done any JEE architectural work before, it will seem very tough. Some suggest doing the SCWCD and SCBCD first, but they are also tough and will require at least 2-3 months of heavy study too.

Finally, the SCEA recently got upgraded to SCEA5, meaning it refers to Java Enterprise Edition 5. Many free mock exams and books out there still refer to the older SCEA, which referred to J2EE, and so those resources will unintentionally mislead you. There is no 'official' study guide for SCEA5. There was a book reading list for the SCEA5 beta exam, but the beta exam is over and cannot be attempted (you must attempt the real SCEA5, or not at all). There is a post somewhere on this forum to the beta reading list. It is a dozen or so books to read.
Regards,
-jeff
 
mayur dhawan
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Thanks for the important information :-)
 
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Originally posted by Jeff Walker:


To my knowledge, they are all dependent on you having the SCJP first. That is the only prerequisite. Go here and check for yourself:
http://www.sun.com/training/certification/java/index.xml?intecmp=1395

and see that they all require SCJP first. (Except the SCJA, which is completely optional).

Just a little correction - SCEA (either the original or the current Java EE 5 version) does not require the SCJP exam. See Sun's SCEA Part I page for more details.

The reason, of course, for these two exceptions are based on the role that the exams represent - SCJA is for entry-level programmers with minimal experience, and SCEA is for architects (who Sun does not necessarily expect to be programmers).
 
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Hi,

I had completed by SCEA first and then SCBCD. SCEA is SCEA is an architectural exam. Other exam require more technical/coding/syntax level knowledge. These exams test different aspects of tecnologies.

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Just for the record, I am SCEA5 certified, yet my only other Sun certification is SCJA. Many of my SCJA students who really embrace the technology have also gone on directly to SCEA and passed the exam.

With the SCEA exam, what is important is understanding how the various technologies work, and what type of architecture is required to support them. If you can use UML to express a complex architecture clearly, you'll be a good architect, and you'll pass the SCEA exam.

It is a very tough and time consuming exam though. Be prepared.

-Cameron McKenzie
 
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