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Raj Kumar
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All the guys who have passed this exam, what is ur next plan? I am really getting confused as to what to do next? There are so many options... SCJD/SCEA/IBM 486 and so on... I know everyone has a diferent scenario, but whats the natural sequence to this one. All suggestions are most welcome
 
Axel Janssen
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I have not finished this exam, but I will go for IBM 488 (WebSphere-exam.) My company likes that and me too. Realized that whizlabs has a mock exam engine for IBM 488. Will be bookpromo at Javaranch. http://www.javaranch.com/bookpromo.jsp and its still ready.
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Madhav Lakkapragada
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After this I would be looking at the XML cert. someday in the near future. Have been neglecting it. I read the spec, then got diverted to this and a ton of other personal problems.
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Srini Admala
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Thanks Raj kumar for starting thread. I see this asked often in the "passed' threads.
I guess each of us have our own priorities based on level of experience, employment status, exp. with a particular app. server etc. And I'm sure we are trying to gauge the demand for a particular skill set in this tight job market.
It would be nice to have comments from more experienced persons.
Given the pace of tools and app server upgrades coming in the market, I think we should focus ontech certifications.
I have decided to study for SCEA and I'll be very happy to have you guys to share and learn.

-Srini
 
Ajith Kallambella
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Here are some options -
  • SCJEA is pretty good and scopes out J2EE very well. No other certification covers so much ground on J2EE. If you're like me, I'd take it so that I can learn things at least under the pretext of getting certified. It is worth the effort even if you are not planning to become an architect.
  • Think about some vendor certifications. Checkout www.jcert.org You can chose a certification path, supplement the technology certification(s) that you (might) already have to become a vendor specialist. Product certifications are very valuable in niche market and have broader visibility than plain technology certifications like SCJP or SCWD.
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    Vamsidhar Chenepalli
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    I feel IBM certification in the Jcert path got more recognition in the industry than others.
    486 is a good starting point as it is common for all other company certifications too.
    Enterprise developer is a good path to take if you got the time to do that..
    all the best
    Vamsi
     
    Ashik Uzzaman
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    If you plan to appear two new exams then i would suggest SCJD and SCEA. If only one then SCEA...
     
    Raj Kumar
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    Many thanks for all the inputs I think I am also going for the Architect (may be in May...) Not much activity going in the Architect forum though... I found some notes in the yahoo groups section.. Its called scea_j2ee
     
    faiza haris
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    Raj, u better try the Weblogic forum...its more dead than ever
    and its hard leaving this forum . I'd prefer product certification over the tech one. Am going for the weblogic which has a good market too...Anyway just my choice and preference...
    good topic though!
    faiza
     
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