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SCWCD versus SCJD

 
Ally Cavs
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I have 2 years experince in Java. Primarily Java with XML. Im thinking that id like to chnage job but before I do I think it might be handy to do one of these exams. Which one wud ye recommedn and why. I haven t done RMI, Java beans, JSP. I dont know what employers wud prefer and why.
 
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There are a lot of Web Apps prevailing in the J2EE arena. So you'd be better off with a SCWCD than a SCJD.
 
Ulf Dittmer
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Originally posted by Jothi Shankar Kumar Sankararaj:
So you'd be better off with a SCWCD than a SCJD.


I find blanket statements like that problematic. There are various factor that differentiate between the two certifications; e.g. the SCJD includes actual development, while the SCWCD is purely theoretical. That may well be a criterion to consider.

A lot of opinions were being tossed around in this similar thread.
 
Atul Sawant
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I support Jyothi's statement. Preparing SCWCD would definitely give you a chance to jump [well, thats happening in India]. I got a chance too!
 
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well lads it seems SCWCD is the way to go. I was hoping it would be SCJD. As id prefer to do a project. The SCJD projects dont even us a DB from what I read. It uses flat file. Id imagibe it would be easy enough. Just have to be in the time. I dont like the multiple choice exams, but this exams is more catered towards the more popular technologies than the SCJD. Thanks for all yere input. Greatfully appreciated. And thanks for that otehr thread. I read it carefully too.
 
Mark Garland
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Having not done SCJD I have to be careful how I comment here

I'd personally say it depended on what you wanted to do in the future (and whether the market supports your decision if you like being employed )

Many applications are now moving away from being Swing applications and more towards being web applications that can be used by many people from across the world with little more than a web browser.

I personally went for SCWCD because I could see this trend, and because many projects at work were using these skills. I definitely am glad that I did.

However, if your work (or future jobs) will involve the development of many Swing apps (for example) and you really hate web development - why bother doing it?

Personally, I think you will exceed in an exam that you want to do. If you want to do SCJD, I think you will get higher in it and will learn more than if you simply do SCWCD because you feel you should.
Saying that - I guess you never know how much you will enjoy something until you start it.

Finally, putting aside the areas it covers and their usage, SCJD - to me - would show someone capable of producing high quality code that matches a spec, and regardless of the area, that's a great statement to be able to make.

Hope that (rambling) helps in some way,

MG
 
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