At least the JSE and JEE platforms are backwards compatible, which is more than you can say about a lot of the MS stuff. And JEE 5 and JEE 6 are generally well-regarded, in particular due to the changes made to EJB and configuration (annotations and convention over config files). So I don't share the "lack of quality" sentiment.
As to a putative JEE 6 SCEA, I too doubt that one will come out any time soon. The step from JEE 5 to JEE 6 is not so big that it would drive many architectural decisions.
if I am not wrong that won't make any difference especially for SCEA (even if SCEA comes for JEE6) ... technologies used in SCEA won't be changed... features to those technoloies are added.... SCEA's objective is to learn big picture....
in 2008 i'd passed on scea J2EE part 1 and i had 2 vouchers of scea part 2 and 3 j2ee version , then Sun sent me a email warning me that i had to finish all 3 parts of the scea j2ee till 1/jan/2009 or i would have to make all 3 parts again on scea javaEE 5, but the vouchers were still valid after this date 1/jan/2009, so you have to pay attention and solve your doubts with Sun when you buy your voucher , sometimes the expiration date of the voucher can be shorter because of a newer version of the exam.
Prabu S Arumugam
posted 11 years ago
Under such circumstances, Sun should never had sold Part 1.
To be realistic, finishing Part 2 and Part 3 in a short span is not easy.
Java EE 6 will be officially released on December 10, 2009.
The only app server that will fully implement it on that date is Sun's Glassfish v3. Don't worry about not being certified for the latest version of Java EE; it will take a very long time (years) before Java EE 6 is fully implemented in the most common Java EE app servers, and it will take even longer before most companies are using Java EE 6. It's not as if the whole industry switches to Java EE 6 overnight.
Does it means that it will have new exam for the JSF and JPA Certify?
gosh............. is it a money making scheme??
Welcome to the real world, it sucks, but you're gonna love it !!!
posted 10 years ago
I think the new certification program is ok if it it comes some day.
I discussed with one Oracle sales? manager last week and I asked him about the new Java certificates. He said that there is no sense to learn Java anymore. Okay maybe he wasn't so technical guy, but I really hope that the former SUN's certification program will continue with JEE6.
Keep you update what is the latest release on java and j2ee etc. If I know all and able to work all and able to speak all not necessary for me to go for certification. This is the only problem with me so I never thinking for java certification but I am a good dava developer....