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Advice about SCWCD exam

 
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Hello,
I'm planning to pass the SCWCD exam but i'm wondering about how much this will help me to find a good job.
Because the SCWCD is focused on jsp ans servlets but most companies use frameworks like struts, jsf and GWT...
It's indeed rarely to find a company using only jsp and servlets. In other words, a CV with this certification will be attractif for
a company or they will not care.
For persons who succed the exam, do you really feel that company show an interest when they find that you are a SCWCD?
it helps you or not?
Do you advice me to take the exam if my aim is to find a good job?
thank you,
 
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You are planning for SCWCD, means you are already completed SCJP.
Have you benefitted from SCJP or not?
what you are before and after the SCJP?
If you know the answers for these questions, then you can decide whether SCWCD is required or not?
 
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Rayapudi raised interesting questions... I also need to ask myself.

For me, I just want to learn java. By this exam, I can learn it more systematicly and purposefully.
 
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I think that certifications show potential employers that you are motivated to learn on your own, and to do things above & beyond what is strictly required.

Also, the SCWCD exam is on basic topics that everyone should know. So, it's like a building block. You can build on this by learning more frameworks. I have used lots of frameworks, but you can use them without full understanding of what is happening behind the scenes, which can be dangerous.

No, I haven't taken the exam yet either, but I have been studying for it, and am finding everything I learn very useful on the job. I have heard other people say that studying for it is the valuable part, not the actual credential. I tend to agree, though resume-fodder is always nice.
 
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I think it would be clear if we consider a simple example..
You and some other applicant(say Mr X) have applied in a big firm.Now on your CV,the recruiters get to see sun's label which says "Hey,he/she has a sound knowledge of JAVA/JEE.My people developed the language back in 90's so you can take my word."
What would you do if youy were the recruiter.Wouldn't you go for the certified professional instead of Mr X.Also,in the current scenario if you recruit the wrong man,the stakes could be high.
Regards,
Apoorv
 
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