Originally posted by Mark Cave:
Edit: I forgot to mention one important point
I agree, 100%, with Bert Bate in that SCJP shouldn't take SCJA exam once it's officially available. Otherwise, SCJA certification will lose its value.
[ June 20, 2005: Message edited by: Mark Cave ]
I do not think so. SCJA demonstrates a broader approach to Java than the other exams - other exams are specific to particular part(s) of Java. The value of a certificate is not by the paper, but by knowledge held by the person holding the certificate.
SCJA is more like a precursor to SCEA ( Sun Certified Enterprise Architect ) Part 1 exam, but having more breadth + additional part of Core Java. Just my 2 cents.
Just my interpretation, though.