Hi, Im new in java world and in this site as well. Can anyone give me some information about the Devleoper and the programmer. What are ate differences between them? Im studing Java Developer(SCJD) so what s the plus sides of it?
The programmer certification is the foundation for the more advanced certifications. Its main focus is the syntax and rules (JLS) connected with the Java languages. In the Developer certification you need to solve a problem (develop a small system) using J2SE.
You say your studying for the SCJD certification - what do you think the differences is between the two certifications?
Being a SCJP, you prove your knowledge of the core language. Being a SCJD, you prove that you can apply the core language to solve a coding problem. With a SCJD certification, you are more valuable in the job market and have earned a good opportunity for your professional advancement like salary increase, job role modifications or promotions because your coding skill has been polished and approved by the language inventor--SUN. And you have absolutely gained more experience to solve a tougher coding problem.
I agree with the above. [ January 10, 2007: Message edited by: Svend Rost ]
Originally posted by umut uzumcu: Do you study Java? Im new in Java, it seems little complicated, is it?
I have not taken the certifications, but I am familia with them and will most likely take them in 2007.
I think the SCJD certification has the most value as it deals with a real problem you need to solve.. when I say value I mean in the "job sence" - afterall learning Java through the SCJP certification will be very valuable for yourself, but if you - like me - have several years of Java expirience that "extra" paper won't matter that much (my personal oppinion, others disagree).
Yes, the certifications are a challenge and they do take "blood, sweat and tears" but I think the average programmer will increase his or her skills from the process of taking the certifications.