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SCMAD Qualification?

 
Terry Rickson
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Hi all,

I would of thought that the SCMAD qualification would be one of the top job qualifications you can get since mobile phones and stuff are really getting hi-tech and now a booming industry. But how come not many people go on to this qualification once they have pass the SCJP exam.

whats so good about the other java technologies?
what would you people reckon is best to go on to?

I want to go on and passed the SCMAD exam because of how much mobile technology is going to last and improve.
 
Ransika deSilva
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Hi,
Well the thing is like this, according to my view, the number of vacancies available for J2ME is lesser than the number of vacancies for Java and J2EE. So people tend to go for those certifications.
The exam is so new, it doesn't have any study materials or mock exam questions available, not that much compared to the other exams.
For me, it is all about passions, so I am going for the exam with out considering the other factors.
Regards
[ June 22, 2005: Message edited by: Ransika deSilva ]
 
Ko Ko Naing
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As Ransika mentioned above, the exam is so new and simply J2ME job vacancies are much less than J2EE or even Swing job vacancies. But if you are working in J2ME field, it does not hurt to do the SCMAD exam, IMO.

Even for me, I am not currently working in J2ME field. But I just wanna learn J2ME technology and just simply go for the SCMAD...
 
Terry Rickson
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Thanks guys!

Do you think as the technology improves and becomes ever popular more and more vancancies will appear making more people take the exam?
 
Ransika deSilva
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Hi,
Well I wish that happens, I think we have a responsibility to make it the trend, make people do the SCMAD. Once we get the certification, we should put more effort and show that the quality of our work is better than the non-SCMAD programmers. This is entirely my view. This is what I am trying to do in Sri Lanka.
 
Amirthalingam Prasanna
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I think its a good qualification to have even though the scope is not there yet. I am pretty sure it will catch up soon. In coutries such as Srilanka still there are no significance in the mobile development industry as of yet.
 
George Soto
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The wireless industry and spcially SCMAD/J2MEr has been slowly picking up in the past year or so. Once upon a time there would be maybe at most a 10-15 openings nationwide. Take a look at Dice.com and you will see 3 times as many openings. I guess its all relative to the economy and the demand! As companies begin to relax the purse and begin to take more risks on profitable ventures, we will see more demands for jobs in this industry.

The biggest barrier in this industry is finding the correct nich market or business model for this technology. How do the companies make money/profits using this technology and what does the consumer wants out of this technology! Well, we have seen the cell phone take off! What is next!!!

This has been the hard part in Wireless technology which began during the burst of bubble of the dot.coms in 2000-2002.

But as a programmer, we caa be established in the mainstream J2EE or other and then venture off that extra enery on wireless. Actually, this is the perfect time to lead or become part of the elite! But if this fails, we can fall back into our other skills!!!

Well that is my two cents worth....

George
 
Billy Tsai
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do the developers need the technical capabilities in low level languages such as assembly, C, C++ and OS concepts in addion to J2ME to be able to write mobile phone softwares for phones such as nokia, motorola, xcute, benq etc....
?
 
lexander Bosco
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but guys do you think dat J2ME will fail?
bcos almost all mobile phone vendors are already on it.
nokia is d leading master,ericsson,samsung,sagem,LG e.t.c

but lets just keep our mind at its success and try reporting bugs we notice while developin . ithink this is the way we can help move it forward
cuz as it is its d only language dat is surviving the mobile world best.
.NET is well cant say.
 
Glenn Castro
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Originally posted by Billy Tsai:
do the developers need the technical capabilities in low level languages such as assembly, C, C++ and OS concepts in addion to J2ME to be able to write mobile phone softwares for phones such as nokia, motorola, xcute, benq etc....
?


Well, I think it's not that necessary unless you are developing application which J2ME API does not address.
 
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