Hi all, I recently passed SCJP 5 on 24 july 07, having secured 95%. I chose Java 5 exam 310-055 over SCJP 1.4 because, Java 5 is such a major release and contains many changes in the Java language itself. Moreover i appreciate the new language enhancements such as Generics,for-each, autoboxing etc..
After J2ee 1.4 came out JEE 5 which has its own set of major changes. Must notably EJB 3. Now from a certification point of view. Sun offers SCBCD 5.0 (CX-310-091) which targets EJB 3 (JEE).
But, i couldn't find any updated SCWCD exam covering the new 2.5 spec (JEE). So should people go for the SCWCD for J2ee 1.4 or choose the SCBCD for JEE 5, after passing SCJP 5?
I am also facing the question: what next? I am in the home stretch for SCJP and I want to take both SCBCD and SCWCD, but I'm not sure about which one I should tackle first. I have around 1 year Java experience, but just developing the client code, so practically no knowledge in the Web or EJB technologies.
SCBCD comes in the updated version, but has no explicit exam guide books, and the SCWCD comes with a highly recommended book, but in the older version. I still don't know what to do and I'd like to start reading fairly soon.
I do not work at the moment (except for writing my Master thesis), so I am able to devote a couple of hours to the exam preparatiions. Which of the two exams should I be able to take sooner (I'm going to start searching for a job as soon as my thesis is done)?