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vydhehi paruchuri
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What is the difference between SCJP and SCJD exam?

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Steven Hoodless
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What a great question!

Basically the SCJP (Sun Certified Java Programmer) is a multiple choice exam about the Java Programming language. The SCJD (Sun Certified Java Developer) is a practical exam and asks you to build an application.

You can find out much more on the Sun certification website.

Are you considering which one to take or are you an SCJP looking into taking SCJD?

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vydhehi paruchuri
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Steve:

I completed SCJP and wanted to take higher certifications. But I am really confused what to take?

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Steven Hoodless
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If you fancy something similar to SCJP then maybe have a look at SCWCD. I've found the new Head First book really helpful and interesting. I view the exam as studying, practicing Servlets, JSP, EL, etc. and then taking the multiple choice at the end. What I mean is - similar to the SCJP approach to certification.

If you want to improve your Java and fancy a more practical test then its got to be SCJD. Its hard, it will make you lose sleep and hair , you will risk a divorce spending hours in front of the computer but you learn a great deal and its very rewarding when you pass (on a personal level - not financially of course).

The worst of SCJD is that you really have to be self disciplined and get used to working on your own with only the guidance of the ranchers to help you (plus Max's book - of course).

Find out all the details on the Sun certification website.

Steven
[ October 06, 2004: Message edited by: Steven Hoodless ]
 
vydhehi paruchuri
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Steven:

That was helpful. The way it looks I want to take SCJD before going for other certifications.

Thanks,

Vydhehi
 
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