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Duran Harris
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Hi ,

I just passed SCWCD today and now I'm wondering what to do next,bearing in mind that I wish to get a job as fast as possible....
Should I go for SCBCD,SCJD or maybe javascript certification at a local college??
 
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I guess SCBCD would be right option .
 
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I am thinking that....but then again it would also be a lot of fun to learn about Swing and GUI design too.But maybe a lot more difficult.
 
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If your primary interest is in getting a job, then it's not clear if another certification will help with that. The SCBCD only makes sense if a company uses EJB. The SCJD at least includes actual development, but most Java developers work on web and backend code, not Swing GUIs, so that, too, has only limited value.

Getting experience in some shape or form may do more for your resume.
 
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Problem is that I can't get work experience without having an attractive CV.
Another solution is to contribute to some sort of open-source project,but by the looks of things they seem to be geared to much more advanced developers.
Doesn't JSP usually go hand-in-hand with JSP,servlets etc...?So if I complete the SCBCD,I would be well equipped to build a web-site that can stand up to the usual php,mysql combo?
 
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I'd go for SCBCD, especially JEE5. Big things are happening in EJB3. Plus, you'll get familiar with the JPA API, which isn't just used in EJBs, but in Hibernate, which is huge right now.

Congratulations, and good luck!

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Okay,so off to the SCBCD forum it is for me.
Nothing like the anti-climax of passing SCWCD and then getting underpaid 20% to start off the long weekend....
 
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Duran Harris wrote:Problem is that I can't get work experience without having an attractive CV.
Another solution is to contribute to some sort of open-source project,but by the looks of things they seem to be geared to much more advanced developers.

You're right about (most) open source projects, but there are other ways of gaining experience: volunteering for some computer work (mostly development, obviously) at a local charity, or working on your own project that you can put on your web site.
 
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Yes....maybe I should finish SCBCD and then team up with an aspiring javascripter to put up a web-site or two.I'm going to get a copy of EJB3 in action then.Which container should I use that will allow me to use EJBs and servlets etc?
 
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Glassfish or Websphere would be best
 
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Glassfish and WebSphere would be even better!

-Cameron McKenzie
 
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