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SCJD vs SCWCD: Which one to go for next?

 
Dmitry Melnik
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Hello everyone,
I'm new for the forum. I have passed SCJP test, and now looking for advice what step to take next. Which cerificate will give me a better chance to land a job SCJD or SCWCD? Thanks.
 
Tony Collins
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My personal opinion is that SCJD is a far more challenging. I believe it will make you a better developer. SCWCD to me, seems like a memory test on the servlet API. The downside of SCJD is that it will take you a lot longer and it will cost more.
Tony
 
Dmitry Melnik
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Thanks. Any opinions on which certificate employers value more?
 
Ko Ko Naing
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It also depends on the situation of the industry of your residing country. You have to know the market. I mean it�s better, if u do some job hunt and see whether J2EE applications or Client-Server applications developers has more chance to get a job. But in general, demand on J2EE is higher than the Client-Server stuffs.
In the country that I am currently residing, J2EE developers has more chance to get a job than Client-Server developers. Even though I was a die-hard fan of SWING, AWT, I/O and Networking stuffs, I have to jump into the world of J2EE to get a job...
So it depends on u to deal with the trade-offs; which one u prefer and what the market wants�
I hope my suggestion might help u...
 
Gustavo Torreti
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Originally posted by Dmitry Melnik:
Thanks. Any opinions on which certificate employers value more?

I believe that scwcd is more valuable if you want to work with web-based development. I haven't seen much use for the other cert IN BRAZIL, but I believe that this is a specific situation due to our current market evolution.
Even if you dont go for the test, the knowledge of the developer exam is still valuable.
HTH,
Gus
 
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