Hi folks, I just learned about SCBCD. In 2001 I passed the SCJP2. Now I am wondering if the SCBCD is tougher than the SCJP2. Or is there no way in comparing the two? If there is people out there that have taken both tests already it would be nice to hear a short comparision in "toughness" between the two. Further, coming from Germany, I wonder if the SCBCD is already available in Germany. On the Sun homepage I couldn't really find any information about it. TIA.
Detlef, Firstly, I think that the SCJP is a prerequisite for the SCBCD, so everyone who takes the SCBCD will have already taken the SCJP. As for a comparison between the two, consider this: The SCJP covers the entire spectrum of Java where the SCBCD is a highly specialized area of knowledge. This translates into a two different types of tests: the SCJP will cover a broad area without getting too deep, however, given as the SCBCD is a tightly defined area, you can expect the depth of knowledge necessary to pass this exam to be much greater. Having taken both, I cannot say one is more difficult that the other, merely different, however, I think that the preparation time for both should be about the same. Hope this helps.
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