Aaron Raja wrote: Congrat on passing Spring Certification.
How long do you think preparation time will be good after Spring training?
Prior to Spring training do you have any experience on Spring ?
what is your exam ID and name?
siva prakash wrote:
a) is training is mandatory or i can straight away buy vocher and do certification.
Akash Bhatt wrote:Hi All,
I'm preparing to take SpringSource Certified Professional.
Does anybody know where in India, can I get the required 4 day training ?
Thanks in Advance.
Vivek Viswanathan wrote:I have been using spring for almost 2 years now. I am planning on taking the Certification (that if I do get a voucher from SpringSource based off the 'grandfathered' candidate) I am planning on using the book 'Spring in Action' rather than 'Pro Spring' since 'Spring in Action' is more current.
I havent used the following spring features at work AspectJ, Srping+Hibernate, Spring+iBATIS, Securing Spring, Spring+Webflow, Do you think that 'Spring in Action' is a good book to cover all these topics, in addition to the Spring online reference documentation.
Thank you for your email We no longer offer Grand Father Voucher request. All students who would like to become certified would have to take one of our courses to be able to obtain one free voucher to take the certification exam. If you have any other questions feel free to contact us.
deepak adlakha wrote:Now the big question, Is it worth spending $2511 for this ?
I think its very expensive, i would say this has become expensive than PMP. Although we can't compare as two are separate, but $2511..is very expensive in my thought.
Sujeeth Pakala wrote:Suresh,
I did tried the same exam twice (72% in July2009 and 74% in August 2009), but no luck. I am grandfathered candicate.
However, I did cleared SCJWS5.0; and realaized that, spring certification is not much popular and not recognized by the industry.
Also consider the following facts :
1. Spring is not a technology, it is a alternative approach for the JEE technology.
2. VMVare designed this exam strategically to book lots of profits.
3. I have a colleague who received voucher as part of 4 day spring core traning. He cleared in first attempt. I realized after discussion with him that, there are lot of differences the type of questions he faced and I (may be my case is ideal !).
So, I suggest you not to hurry, do not ask for new voucher soon, do not take decision in hurry / frustation.
I personally suggest to go for any sun certification or IBM OOAD certification, which brings more value than spring certification !
Steffen Luypaert wrote:I agree with Dan. As a recruiter, I would definitely value the Spring certifications more. The standard Java certifications - although useful to proving a basic knowledge of Java - are rather easy to achieve.
Java Class got released this week, an iPhone/iPad/Android app to practice Java, and a Spring Certification Mock Exam was included for this reason.
Dan Fernandez wrote:
... Spring certification is a fantastic way of putting yourself above the crowd...
tada johnson wrote:
Please note that the people in favour of the certification (like Dan) make money out of this.