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Is there demand fot SCBCD?

 
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Hi,
I am going to start my preparation for either the SCBCD or the more expensive SCEA certification.
I checked Dice site (usa jobs mainly) and found only one SCBCD job post, but several J2EE architect (whatever that means) Posts .
Maybe the market does not know about the new certification yet, or maybe the SCEA acronym is more sexy.
is it greater the demand for SCEA then for the SCBCD certification?
maybe it is something similar to the SCJP vs SCJD situation mentioned in another formum.
what do you think?
regards
 
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Both exams SCBCD and SCEA are meant for different purpose and it depends totally on individual where you want to go in your career path.
It won't be justice to compare these two exams,as their purpose are totally different.
 
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Hi Jerzi,

SCEA is for software architecture roles and SCBCD is for EJB development. Having said this, you should NEVER think that having any of these guarantee you a job. Most times, if not always, a solid number of years of practical industry experience is required. You may score 100% on either of these exams but if you lack the experience, you won't even be invited for an interview.

That was just my 0.2 cent.

Best regards,

Francis
 
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Originally posted by Jerzi Deflanax:
Hi,

I am going to start my preparation for either the SCBCD or the more expensive SCEA certification.
I checked Dice site (usa jobs mainly) and found only one SCBCD job post, but several J2EE architect (whatever that means) Posts .
Maybe the market does not know about the new certification yet, or maybe the SCEA acronym is more sexy.
is it greater the demand for SCEA then for the SCBCD certification?
maybe it is something similar to the SCJP vs SCJD situation mentioned in another formum.



Hi Jerzi,

I think that you'll find whatever certification to be most marketable if you emphasize the value you've been able to create WITH the certification, as opposed to merely highlighting the certification. That being said -- even though there might not be many job postings explicitly requiring the SCBCD, I know there are a ton of jobs requesting the skills that the certification is intended to develop.

To add my .02, I say take the SCBCD for the pure learning experience, then apply it to some kick-ass, personal or open-source project, and then add those two (the cert and the project you completed using the cert) to your ammunition in your next interview.

Good luck!

Paul
 
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Thank you all for your helpful replies.
kind regards
 
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