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Anonymous
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I have recently passed my programmers certification. I want to know what would be the best route to take from here on. Should I do my certification for Web Component or Should I work towards my Java Developer's Certification? Currently I am working with Servlets and JSP's no EJBs.
Thanks in advance for your help.
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See, I told you I'd reply here too.
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Chintan Rajyaguru
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Java developer certification is outdate now. It tests you on skills such as RMI, Networking etc which are provided by your application server and hence you (a developer) don't have to worry about them anymore. Having said that developer certification is difficult to achieve as compared to web component and hence it is cool to have it. These days demand is server side java programming, which starts with servlets and JSPs.
If you are new to Servlets and JSP, install Tomcat 4.0 and start coding. You may want to use http://pdf.coreservlets.com (a free Servlet and JSP book). If you have some experience, download Servlet specs from http://java.sun.com/servlet.
At the top of all don't forget to visit
http://www.javaranch.com/scwcdlinks.jsp
and participate in discussion forum.
Good luck
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I 100% disagree with Chintan. The Developer Exam is not outdated. There is much more to the Developer Exam than RMI. There is all the Java Standard packages that you use to test you knowledge of them, which you use in Servlets, EJB's, Swing, All Java Code. It tests you on Synchronization, Threads, Swing, Design Patterns, and Collections.
If you really want to learn about Java, then the Developer Exam is the test to take. You will better understand what EJB Servers are doing and why, without taking them for granted.
Besides not all companies using Java is using it for the Web. That is a one sided viewpoint.
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james edwin
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no exam is Outdated.....
It's all depends which way u want to go.
If towards web - then go for WCD
If towards application development(using RMI and all) go for - Developers.

Both exams have their own value.
 
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First i think the 4 exams of SUN should be considered in terms of difficulty & cost in the following manner :
SCJP-->SCWCD-->SCJD-->SCJEA
Here SCJP,SCJD focuses on Java 2 Standard Edition while the others on Enterprise Edition
Your interest track (Servlets/JSP) spots to SCWCD exam i think....
 
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Alright I was little (or may be more than that) aggressive in expressing my view. The point I wanted to make was that the server side programming is hot these days and hence it makes sense to get web component developer certification. Once you have certification and experience, you would probably want to go to Architect exam directly and skip developer exam.

the word "outdated" is probably too much. I did not mean to say developer certification is useless (I apologize if I hurt developers' feeling), I just wanted to say web component developer exam is in demand.
Chintan
 
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