This week's book giveaway is in the Programmer Certification forum. We're giving away four copies of OCP Oracle Certified Professional Java SE 11 Programmer I Study Guide: Exam 1Z0-815 and have Jeanne Boyarsky & Scott Selikoff on-line! See this thread for details.
I would personally suggest you to finish off the SCEA assignment, and then get focused on the SOA certifications. By the way, would mind sending in some links that provide some level of detail in regards to the SOA certs that you are pursuing?
Instincts tell me that time is valued more than money....