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SCJP vs. SCJD

 
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I am recently out of school and starting to think about getting certified. Is an SCJP a prerequisite of SCJD? Given the current downturn, I am thinking that chances of landing entry-level programming work on an SCJP are rather slim. Am I right? Or looking in the wrong places?. ~2 yrs experience writing small games and other applications in Java and .NET languages. cheers
 
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Hi,

Welcome to the Javaranch!

Take a look at http://www.sun.com/training/catalog/courses/CX-310-252A.xml. There you can read the following:

Prerequisites: Must be Sun Certified Programmer for the Java Platform (any edition)



So yes, you have to be a SCJP before you can try to get the SCJD. But if you have Java-experience and you get a good book (Kathy Sierra & Bert Bates one for example, that's the one i used for both my scjp-certs), the SCJP is an "easy" to get certification, the SCJD is a whole lot harder

Good luck!
Kind regards,
Roel
 
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Thanks Roel

Roel De Nijs wrote:Hi,

Welcome to the Javaranch!

Take a look at http://www.sun.com/training/catalog/courses/CX-310-252A.xml. There you can read the following:

Prerequisites: Must be Sun Certified Programmer for the Java Platform (any edition)



So yes, you have to be a SCJP before you can try to get the SCJD. But if you have Java-experience and you get a good book (Kathy Sierra & Bert Bates one for example, that's the one i used for both my scjp-certs), the SCJP is an "easy" to get certification, the SCJD is a whole lot harder

Good luck!
Kind regards,
Roel

 
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