I heard that SUn is coming up with EJB3.0 and it has major changes like there would be
*NO HOme and Remote Interfaces.
So is it ok to give EJB2.0 exam or should we wait for the next version.
In my opinion it would take some time for the J2EE team to come up with teh concrete specs for 3.0 and it would further take more time in the market for this version to get adopted.
ANy views ,please share,Important for those who are going to take the exam in the near future
I think the best way to give you an idea is to read the following post which beats the topic to death:
Basically, the EJB 3.0 spec should be released along with the J2EE 1.5 spec which is due sometimes in the fall 2005. Then, it would take yet another 6 months to setup an exam upgrade. So, I would say that until mid-2006 you can be sure there will not be any upgrade of the SCBCD exam to support EJB 3.0. Take your time !!
[ August 06, 2004: Message edited by: Valentin Crettaz ]
I don't want to start over a subject that, I'm sure, had been discussed a lot but having the SUN exams expiring... it sounds so MONEY, MONEY. I remember when the SCJP just got out, SUN was claiming that I wasn't like MCSE stuff and when you would be certified, it would be for life, without expiration or reevaluation.
Wait a sec... I already know what you will say...
-"Fred, after two years, you will be out of technology anyway."
You're right and it is stupid to say : "Look guys ! I'm a SCWCD ! I passed my exam 6 years ago !"
I know technology is changing and we all should be updating our tech background, time to time, that's OK, part of life & job. But what I don't like is to be forced to.
Don't you agree ?
I agree. Moreover, if your SCJP was 2 years back, and you would like to get an SCBCD, you have to retake te SCJP-exam first, although you worked every day wit this technology the las 5 year's and got updated on the job?!?
It would be like that in my case (I'm certifed for 1.8 )
My SCJP was Oct'01. So, almost 3 years. And I just passed the SCWCD exam.
BUT, since I had the old SCJP (lifetime), I think this is how I was able to have a voucher for the SCWCD. But, I think that it is more likely they forgot.
BTW, if someone told me that I needed to re-pass the SCJP in order to take the SCWCD, try to think what I would have say to this buddy....
Seriously, do they think we stop learning ?
How long is my Sun certification title now valid?
As of August 1, 2003, all Sun certifications are now based on versions. There is no expiration date to your certification title. You may, however, be certified on a technology that is outdated if Sun releases a new exam associated with a new technology version. Keeping your certification current is highly recommended.