It depends on what you want to do. Do you want a job as an architect or a developer? I think very few people put value in the developer exam, but the architect exam has been revamped and I suspect will soon have great value.
who says that "Developer's exam rated poorly?" People say it's more difficult compared to Programmer and Architect exams but definitely more useful if you want to get something similar to real life experience. what do you think? -rg
hi , I cleared SCJP Exam on 10 th may 00. I am planing to go for SCJD. but finding It little hard. My Intrest is in Java Development. Is there any data available about the %age(Success) Result of SCJD./SCJA.
All, The SCJD does not specifically cover J2EE technologies and is a bit old hat. SCJA is being upgraded to cover J2EE hence it's suspension and I hope the same will happen to SCJD. In the meantime Sun are now putting there weight behind SCJD & SCJA (Note, they are not doing this for SCJP) as they are now making it a requirement of companis trying to become Sun Certified Centres to have a certain number of *permanent* employees who have these certifications. I know of one company who are putting there people through these tests. Aaron
>The SCJD does not specifically cover J2EE technologies and is a bit old hat. SCJA is being upgraded to cover J2EE hence it's suspension and I hope the same will happen to SCJD. Hmm, so maybe I should wait, then. I'm an SCJP, but I don't have a lot of real-world Java development experience, which was why I was thinking of doing the SCJD to show that I could complete a proper programming project. I do, however, know a bit about some of the J2EE technologies (currently wrestling with EJB) and I wouldn't mind being able to demonstrate this in an exam.
I would like to do the SCJD too. There are couple questions though. 1) The time limit to finish the assignment. ( This had been answered elsewhere in this list as "unbound") 2) Do the GUI design and other guidelines have to be strictly followed. Design patterns are very new to me. Is it enough if I get a grasp of these from Bruce Eckels electronic book? ganesh
Whether you go for SCJD or SCEAJ, it's your person choice and what you want to do. But some of you might consider the Jcert initiative where many deifferent possible certification might fit you current job role.
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