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SCJD versus SCWCD

 
Ally Cavs
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Hi. I am thinking of doing one of these Java exams. Which one do ye think would feel have a bigger impact on potential employers. I have 2 years work experience in java. Primarily using java, XSP and XML. I think JSP would be handy to know and learn. But is RMI a handy thing to learn. Im confused. Any insight wud be great.
 
Vassili Vladimir
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Hi,

That depends on what you are into, i mean, if you are into web. applications, then go for SCWCD. If you are into Swing, then go for SCJD.

Best of luck ...
 
Markus Hopper
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SCWCD is a multiple-choice test like SCJP. SCJD ist a complete project you have to build your own (databaseb-server, threading, networking, gui, design patterns, documentation and so on).
so i guess you get a bitter impact with SCJD.
if you are only interested in jsp/servlet programming SCWCD would be your choice.
good luck...
 
Ken Boyd
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SCWCD
 
Ally Cavs
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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 doesntt even use a DB from what I read. It uses flat file. Id imagine it would be easy enough. Just have to put in the time. I dont like the multiple choice exams, but this exam is more catered towards the more popular technologies than the SCJD. Thanks for all the input. Greatfully appreciated.
 
Peter Rooke
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"The SCJD projects doesntt even use a DB from what I read. It uses flat file. Id imagine it would be easy enough."

Me, I've chosen SCJD over SCWCD. But that is mostly as my it suits the business sector that I work within. Plan on doing the Web certification afterwards.
 
Marcelo Camargo
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I chose the SCJD, because I already know a lot of web development. And, because the SCJD allow me to hands-on in a real project, where we need to think in any detail of a real professional java application, like threading, network RMI, TCP IP, software layers, "transactions" in a database (written by hand!), exceptions, patterns like facade, adapter, singleton, etc, how to write a javadoc documentation, code conventions, etc... And, as I never worked with java swing, I had a great opportunity to learn that.

So, in my opinion, if you want to develop a real project to deal with all of these details and more, choose SCJD, BUT
If you just need to learn about web programming now (because of your work), I think you should choose the SCWCD.
 
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