I have got nearly 5 years Java experience (Core java, swing, jsp, servlets, � ) and passed SCJP and SCWCD. I have basic knowledge on RMI, EJB but never worked or used them. And I have never read EJB 2.0 or 3.0 Spec.
My near/feature plans are going to USA on work permit (H1 is under process) and work there as J2EE programmer/developer.
Based on my experience and USA market, Could you please advise which SCBCD certification (5.0 or 1.3) is suitable or makes sense to me?
Thanks Chris [ May 16, 2007: Message edited by: Chris Asker ]
Originally posted by Krishna R Seelam: USA market? I would say go for 5.0.
I'd actually visited the HeadFirst website and eventually emailed Bert Bates himself on this question. I immediately wanted to go with 1.5 along with my 1.5 SCJP however Bert actually suggested doing the 1.3. His reasoning behind this was that most shops really aren't using 1.5 nearly as much as 1.3 and if you're going to have a certification it makes more sense to use the one that has the predominate force in the workplace market. Made sense to me.
So im actually in progress for the 1.3. I'd be interested in hearing what others have to say about this topic.
to me it only makes sense to practise for an older version when you can be sure to need that knowledge on the job. Otherwise I would suggest to work for 5.0 because the new API removed as far as I can see many drawbacks of the early days.