Hi , I am kan, computer engg graduate. As the hardware field is on low, i decided move to software. I had knowledge with c, c++ before two months back.one of my friend suggest me to learn java. Believe me last 85 days are really wonderful days in my career. I had happend to see javaranch.com, wich prompted me write sun exams. I had started core java prep on nov 1st and completed my SCBCD exam on jan 20th. scjcp 1.2 on 12/10/03( books: comp reference java, scjp exam book by kathy) scwcd on 12/30/03(scwcd exam book by hanumanth Desmukh) scbcd on 1/20/03( SCBCD headfirst by kathy) I passed with all these with 80%.Though score kind of low, I am happy because i cant afford time.I have to get a job first. now my question is what are the logical extension exams for a java developer after these three? Thanks, kan
Hi Kan, You may consider to take either SCJD or SCEA. SCJD focuses on the understanding of user requirements, designing the application framework, implementing the design with latest JDK version (now is 1.4.2), testing the system, and delivering the deisgn documentation and user guide. Through this test, you will have a chance to go through a standard Software Development Life Cycle, from the beginning to the end. SCEA also focuses on the understanding of user requirements and designing the application framework, however, it does not require you to write any codes. Instead, you need to have a full design specification, like Class Diagram, Sequence Diagram, etc. For fresh graduates, I feel it is better to get SCJD first, becos people who have working experiences on *Analyst* position will find SCEA easier, as they did such kinds of tasks everyday. If you are interested in Mobile computing, you may also consider the new exam SCMAD, where its beta exam will be released during Feb 5 to Feb 25. It covers the API of J2ME. [hehe] Hope this help. Nick.
Hi Nicholas, Thanks for your reply.I am really looking to write SCJD after one year job experience.At this point of time I would like to take up Oracle certification.can you suggest me the exam and books. Thanks, kan
Hi Kan, The best way for studying Oracle cert is that, using the ILT materials. It is becos, most of the Qs asked in the exam can be found from them, with exact pharse. But, depends on which version you take, you might need to take an Oracle certified course in order to certify. This requirement is added to OCP 9i or later version. Nick. [ January 30, 2004: Message edited by: Nicholas Cheung ]