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Aditya Vasudeva
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I am new to the SCEA forum. I was wanting to know that is it necessay to take the SCJWS exam before the SCEA??
Also, is it necessary to know a lot about web-services before taking this exam or do we learn about web-services while studying for the SCEA??

please help.
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Theodore Casser
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There are no prerequisites for the SCEA certification. (The reason, as you'd find in searching this forum, is that SCEA is a different job role than any of the other Java certifications - this one is geared towards software architects, instead of software programmers.) As such, no, you do not need the SCDJWS.

Knowing about web-services and how Java implements them on a basic level would be helpful for the SCEA, but knowing how to develop one in terms of writing code is not required. (It may well be helpful, but it is not required.)
 
Nikhil Jain
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It is not necessary to take any exam prior to SCEA. Even SCJP is also not required prior to SCEA. Giving SCWCD, SCBCD is definately a plus while giving SCEA exam. It makes sure that you understand the EJB Tier & web tier quite well. I am not sure about SCJWS.

These papers are both concept & code oriented. So technically its not required. If you understand the concepts quite well, you can directly go for SCEA.

Hope this helps,

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Aditya Vasudeva
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if so, then what is the difference between a software programmer and a software archiect?? they pretty much seem to mean the same thing.....???
 
Ulf Dittmer
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No, not at all. The architect may not perform any programming himself. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software_architecture and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chief_Software_Architect for further information.
 
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SCEA doesn't have any pre-reqs. Alot of my SCJA students go right to the SCEA architect exam directly after passing the associate exam.

Many people going for the SCEA don't have huge experience implementing web services. Part of getting certified is showing what you know, but another big part is learning and gaining confidence in things you didn't know before tackling the exam. So, get learning about web services, EJB3 support for web services, and good design patterns and practices for accessing and even implementing web services in a JEE5 world.

-Cameron McKenzie
 
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