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Karthik Mahadev
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Hi
I am working in Java for the past 8 months. I would like to know which certification is important and useful for me : SCJA or SCJP. Like which exam i should begin with. i know that SCJA is the first thing, but i have 8 months of exp. kindly help me.
 
Cameron Wallace McKenzie
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I was on Sun Microsystems site, and they now say SCJA is the entry level, get in there good, certification. It's a nice graph they've made:

http://www.sun.com/training/certification/java/scja.xml

"This certification provides an ideal entry into an application development or a software project management career using Java technologies. It validates basic knowledge of OO concepts, the Java programming lanaguage and general knowledge of Java platforms and technologies."

In my opinion, it makes sense to start at the beginning. But then again, for obvious reasons, I'm biased.

Good luck!

-Cameron
 
Karthik Mahadev
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Thanks for the comments.
 
marc weber
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Originally posted by Karthik Mahadev:
...I would like to know which certification is important and useful for me : SCJA or SCJP. Like which exam i should begin with...

I think it depends on your experience and what your own personal goals are. What do you hope to gain from certification?
 
Leonid Shchervinsky
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I agree with Cameron - start at the beginning.

SCJA pass score: 68% (35 of 51 questions), so it is not that easy. It would be a good 'warm-up' for SCJP exam.

SCJP is even harder to pass:
Pass score: 59% (43 of 72 questions)

I am taking my SCJA in two weeks.

Leonid
 
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