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Hi everyone,

Just passed the SCJP exam a while back and I am wondering what exam to aim for next. Any recommendations. I have 4 years professional experience developing Java applications - EJB, JSP, JDBC, Swing, Web Services etc. so I am not sure if the developers exam will be of any benefit to me. It looks like a basic enough application to develop.

I suppose my decision should be driven by what will benefit me most at work and from that point of view I guess Web Services would be the way to go. However I am not sure if it would make more sense to do the EJB certification first?

Any thoughts???
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I guess it depends on what you feel will be more beneficial to your career. Are you currently working with JSP's and Servlets, or are you working more with EJB's? I have recently passed the SCJP myself and am now working towards getting the SCWCD because I work in a position that does a lot of client/server work. I will say however that once I get the SCWCD, the SCBCD will be my next stop........There are other 2nd tier certs as well from Sun but I do not know if these are what you are looking for.

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Pretty much was in the same boat as you. I started studying for the SCWCD exam... but realized I was sick of studying for a while.

I'm taking a break and doing the SCJD
 
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Have you taken a look at the Enterprise Architect examination?
 
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Originally posted by Barry Gaunt:
Have you taken a look at the Enterprise Architect examination?



Just had a look at the SCEA spec on the Sun site. Seems quite interesting. Even more so than the SCWCD or SCBCD exams. Even though it doesnt say so in the spec. do you think it is a prerequisite to have completed the SCBCD exam?
 
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do you think it is a prerequisite to have completed the SCBCD exam

There is NO pre requisite for the SCEA exam
 
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