Unfortunately There isn't a study guide about SCMAD. I don't know why. I also send an E-mail to every publisher such as Apress, Sybex, and Dummies about SCMAD Study guide but They all don't have a plan to write such book.
Originally posted by Andre Brito Fonseca:
Hi folks. I'm from Brazil and I'd like to know how did the SCMAD changed your life (money and girls , kidding). I'd like to know if the certification bring you to a better job, better company, better lifestyle, etc etc etc.
Sorry for my english, it's very poor
I've been SCMAD for about two years, and I agree fully with Jeremias - I have it for bragging rights, mostly, as well as the occasional nudge to my employer that we could actually execute a project that would work in the ME space. The issue for me, though, is that there's not quite as much demand in my marketplace (North America) for the ME space applications... so it all depends on where you are.
I too agree with the above posts. In terms of real value add to your resume, there might not be much that SCMAD can offer.
But I believe J2ME and the host of JSR's that come with it - is the only decent effort to standardize the writing of portable and OS independent applications, which are guaranteed to run on almost all mobile devices, based on device capabilities. It is also one of the very few standardization efforts that includes the security aspect involved in application delivery and OTA provisioning. Everything else that I know of is either proprietary or native application framework, be it on Symbian, Linux or even the Android.
That way, I feel happy that I can write a Java App and it can almost certainly run on any JTWI compliant device - without any interoperability headaches.