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Hi All,
do you guys think it is worth to become SCEA with only 2 years of experience?
do companies hire Java Enterprise Arcitects based on this certificate?

please give me your thoughts
Thanks for you all
 
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Okay seems like I post it in the wrong place sorry for that this post should go to SCEA not SCJA section
I don't know how to move it there
 
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The moderators would do that....move this to the Jobs Dicsussion forum perhaps.

I feel with just two years of experience, it would not be ideal to be an architect even though you have the SCEA certification. Just ask yourself the knowledge that you have and if you feel yourself content, then go for it. If not try giving other certifications like the SCWCD, SCBCD, SCDJWS and then go for the architect position.
 
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Thanks Jothis,
so ideally how many years of experience do I need to move into the System Arcitect field?
I got SCJP 6 and SCWCD 5 and will get the SCBCD 5 soon. these certificates have added so much to my knowledge and they gave me the curiosity to explore SCEA.
However, I think that after dedicating alot of effort and time to get the SCEA I must get something out of it. if it wont give me a good transition now I better postpone it to the right time
 
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You could just give it a try and enjoy the journey of learning. If you have the certificate you have shown to have the level of knowledge and with the assignment it's also practical.
 
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all things being equal you'll definitely have the advantage over others who do not have certificate. unfortunately experience will most always have weight and value over certificates. if the 2 years you mentioned is development experience, it would not be easy (though i'm not counting the possibility out) for you to get another job as a technical architect just because you have scea.
 
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Thanks all for the valuable replies
just one question I will really appreciate it if somebody can answer it for me
on the "Product Description" of the SCEA step 1 page they say "This exam is designed for candidates with experience in the following areas (typically 5 or more years....." does this mean that System Arcitect usually have at least 5 years of experience?
 
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Don't worry about that. I only means that the exam is supposed to be for the senior level. For people with some experience.
 
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It depends. Someone with 2 years of exp. is better than someone with 30 years of exp.

Don't worry much about quantity of exp., you should focus more on quality of exp.
 
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I suggest, with two years of experience SCEA is not worthy. Please complete the initial certifications like SCJP, SCBCD... Later by acquiring good experience, you can go for SCEA. Companies are considering not only certifications but also real-time expeirence.
 
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