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Web Component Vs. Developer Exam

 
Andreas Falley
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Hi there! I just passed my Programmer exam yesterday and am already thinking about my next step.
The question is, should that be the web component exam or the developer exam. Specifically what is more "marketable"?
I had one person tell me that web components and all things j2ee are where it's at in the market and being able to demonstrate your knowledge with that is important, but I've had another person tell me that the developer exam says more about you because it's more substantial an inquiry into your skills as a programmer since the web component exam is just a mulitple choice exam and employers want evidence of being able to think through a project than being able to pass a quiz.
Any thoughts?
-Andreas
 
Mark Spritzler
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Mark Spritzler
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Sorry I had to do that last post.
Well, the age old question which to take first. It is a good question, and one that takes somethought on your part.
I like both exams, I have passed both exams. The developer really helped me out, in better understanding the things I didn't get from the SCJP, in the core Java 2 APIs, and also made me a better OOP programmer.
Now the SCWCD really helped me in understanding the powerfulness of J2EE, Servlets, JSP, and Tag Libraries. You can realyl do some cool things with it, and test them out in Tomcat, and learn really well.
As far as marketability is concerned, they both have their pluses. My suggestion is to do both.
Which one you start with first doesn't matter. However, if you like Web stuff and want a job in Web first while still working at the certs, then take SCWCD first.
Good Luck, and I am sure you will find both very benefitial and your learning experience very rich and rewarding.
Mark
 
Ashik Uzzaman
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We have already discussed this topic on several occasions in this fourm. You may check a few of them given below....
SCJD or SCWCD after SCPJ?
SCWCD Vs SCJD
SCJD or SCWCD,which is better
You will find some links on this issue in other forums also.
[ April 25, 2002: Message edited by: Ashik uzzaman ]
 
Madhav Lakkapragada
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Seems like this has a flavor of becoming an FAQ...
- madhav
 
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