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Which certification to pursue?

 
M Laba
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Hi all,
I'm a newbie here and I'm hoping someone can help me establish a sense of direction. I just managed to pass the Sun Certified Programmers Exam. Phew :-) Now I'm not sure what to do next. I have some experience with JSP's and servlets...mostly b2b and e-procurement. Which certification should I go after now?
Regards,
Mat
 
Jessica Sant
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After I get my SCPJ2 (hopefully in May-ish) I'm gonna go for my Web Component Developer -- it's another multiple choice test, and I already have a good handle on Servlets and JSPs.
If you don't go for that, I'd try the Java Developer's test. One of the guys here at work did those two. Just need the time to commit to writing the program.
 
Mark Spritzler
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Hi M.
I really like all the exams, and which one you do first between the SCWCD and SCJD really depends on wether you want a quicker cert or a longer cert. Not that one takes longer than the other, as I have seen people complete the SCJD in three weeks, and also seen people complete the SCWCD in three weeks.
What I am really trying to say, if you want a breather take the exam that is closer to your experience, and the kind of work you like to do. Since you have Servlets and JSP experience start here, then after that go for the SCJD.
Hope that helps
Mark
 
Wes Schardenzar
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I just took the SCJD and have not yet received my score, although I believe that I will do well. My opinion is that the SCJD is invaluable to understanding what is happening "under the hood". The core knowledge will serve you well as you use the higher level tool and language constructs such as those on the SCWCD exam. Do the project, you will feel good about it...
 
Peter den Haan
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I feel SCJD is primarily about understanding the development process (requirements capture and analysis, design, development, testing, deployment and documentation) rather than any specific technology. As such it is IMHO the more valuable of the two, unless you are a junior developer with an immediate need for web container development.
- Peter
 
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