Pass my SCJP a couple days ago! No amazing scor, but a pass is enough for me! :=)
So what should be the next step after SCJP? Before, I pass the SCJP, I was sure I wanted to try the SCWCD after I passed the SCJP because I like to get into Web programming with Java in my career. But more I read about the SCJD, perhaps I should do that before, since it seems to cover a lot of ground?!
To do SCJD you have to be really good with desktop application programming and database programming. Meaning you need to know your swing/awt and jdbc stuff. The assignment can take as long as you want and it will be not be some little project. It's more like term/thesis project in term of college student term. Project will take at least 30 days to do, assuming you know what you are doing. I believe you also need to take essay exam after your project has passed. You may also have to write pretty thick documentation for your project. If you think you can pass scjd like you pass scjp, you may be waiting for rude awakening.
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