Hi every body, I am planing now to earn a new certification and I need your opinions. after I became SCJP and SCWCD , I am thinking about SCBCD. but some friends told me another choices: Oracle 9i Certified Forms Developer and IBM Certified Solution Developer (XML) So which track will help me in my career ( I mean, will SCBCD improve my career than others)??
Your question is subjective. If you are going to work with EJBs in the future, then it would appear that the SCBCD will probably 'improve' your skills in this area. Likewise, if you are going ahead to do some oracle stuff, then the Oracle certifications will be more helpful. Personally, I think that it's one's personal attitude that makes all the difference. cheers! [ December 07, 2003: Message edited by: Garry Bor ]
I would say, it depends on what your employer interested in. If your company is IBM partner - go to IBM's test, if Oracle partner - go to Oracle's tests. SCBCD is vendor neutral, and this can be one of benefits for your education.
This question related to whatever you want to do If you need to write EJBs (implement business model - which is what EJBs are for) and you want to understand their architecture. Go ahead with SCBCD. If you don't need those EJBs then go with other cert. This is tough technology to learn. Personally I think it's the hardest of them all in Sun's Java Technology. If you don't use it, you will forget it. This is question related to: what is your dream job? Think what you want to do. What technology you use or need to use then go with it.
Hi SCBCD seems to be the most difficult certification in the Sun's offerings, and as such EJB technology is very widely used in the industry and will be around for a long time to come (I hope so). As Sun's flagship technology offering, they have made sure that even new web services don't replace the EJB but interoperate with EJBs. Just like a vendor who offers complete range of products to suit a particular segment of requirements, we as developers with multiple skill sets will definitely benefit in terms of better jobs (and pay may be). So if you like to work with J2EE technologies, at least go for SCJP, SCBCD and SCWCD. This will definitely reflect your commitment to these technologies, and may take you to new heights in your career. Just my thoughts, others may have differing views.. Thanks Tejas
Hi Tejas, I want to express my opinion on EJB versus web services. I don't believe that web services are going to replace EJBs. EJB provides us with transaction management, synchronization, etc.. Which would take long time to implement while creating web service. I see web services as perfect client for business model implemented using EJBs. I don't know of any other technology that has this feature rich enviroment providing distributed computing, messaging, synchronization, db access etc as EJB has. So I agree EJB is not going to fade soon. I believe it will be used along with other technologies. Regards.
Hi Vladas Razas I agree with you... EJB does provide many more capabilities and will be around for a long time to come (I hope so, because I am continuing to invest lot of time, energy and my money into it) Web services don't replace EJBs. Thanks Tejas
Which App Server are you using? I am using Sun's Ref 1.3.1 and my environment variables include : JAVA_HOME = C:\JDK1.3 J2EE_HOME = C:\J2EE1.3 CLASSPATH includes C:\J2EE1.3\lib\j2ee.jar (for ejb interfaces/classes) and PATH includes C:\J2EE1.3\Bin I have installed Sun's Ref 1.3.1 in the directory C:\J2EE1.3