I'm considering taking SCEA after I finish my SCWCD exam. Is it worth considering SCBCD before this and will it help my learning of SCEA?
I have not used EJB before. Hibernate I have used in the past projects I've worked on, but I'm considering going through the SCBCD to prepare myself for the SCEA. Do you think this is wise or just a waste of time?
In my opinion, SCBCD isn't completely required and needed for SCEA. It is good to have this certificate, but I can't say that there were a lot of EJB3 questions on the exam which required really a deep knowledge of this technology.
I agree that you do not need to be a EJB3 Master. The Basic is enough, however I think it is important have a good EJB3 acknowledge to your future (not about certification itself). If you intend to be an Architect, a good EJB/Distributed acknowledge is necessary (IMHO).
Also, pay attention about JSF questions. If you do not work with that, take some time to study JSF.
Regards, Jair Rillo Junior
http://www.jairrillo.com/blog, SCJA 1.0, SCJP 1.4, SCWCD 1.4, SCBCD 5.0, IBM SOA Associate (Test 664).
Oh no. JSF! I've used JSF on a few projects in the past and I don't really like it. Didn't realise it was part of SCEA.
Thanks for everybody's opinion. Mine has changed I think I will do SCBCD. At least start to work on it and see how far I go. It's just unfortunate that there doesn't seem to be much work with EJB where I'm going (Sydney). Hibernate seems to be the favorite.