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dilemma in choosing the next cert

 
Mike Pandey
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Hi Ranchers,

I have just passed SCWCD 1.4 and want to carry on.
Pls give me some advice as to which shud follow next..
My heart says SCBCD...but have got advice frm my seniors & mentors sayin..XML or UML wud be a better thng for me..
well..for my work i don't use EJB's at all...but have some knowledge on Session beans.

Also in case of SCBCD which all books to follow which will help me in the cert?

pls help ..looking forward to ur suggsts
 
Ben Leadholm
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Hey Mike,

I've just passed the SCWCD exam myself. I'm kind of torn between SCBCD and Sun's Java Web Services exam... I've already got the Head First EJB, so that's what I'm starting out on...
However, there is talk out there that EJBs are history. You can do a lot of similar things with Hibernate or Spring. (I can hear it now.. "EJBs?? They're so 2002!")

I've been told in a Java User Group to not even start with Struts, but go direct to Spring.

Sorry for the non-answer, but I can begin to learn EJBs and get far enough along to (hopefully) pass the SCBCD exam, then I can use that as a further platform for other certs. Nobody ever fired someone because they knew EJBs.


Ben
 
B.Sathish
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Hope EJB 3.0 changes everything. Hope Sun will show Spring and Hibernate the door. I'll be happy, I have 2 things less to learn
 
Devender Thareja
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Surely expectation are very high with EJB 3.
I asked the same question to Valentin and seems to me that doing SCBCD is not that bad yet. It will give us ground for understanding EJB 3 and other similar technologies. Read following thread:
http://www.coderanch.com/t/317440/EJB-JEE/java/Hibernate-EE
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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