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is SCEA not for Developer of more than 3 years of Experiance?

 
Anjali GauravSingh
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Hi JavaRancher's,

Can anyone help me to know that " Can a developer of 4 years of experience is eligible to take SCEA if he/she is interested more of Architect or improve their profile Technically?"

Thanks in Advance

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Anjali
 
guru prasanth
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It depends on indvidual.The indvidual should be atleast be a team lead experience
and atleast 2 years experience in design.He should have worked in different aspects
of j2ee architecture.He needs to have some variety in skills.Becoming an architect is a
continousl study and research process more than anything else.Just by having SCEA he
will never become architect.
 
Anjali GauravSingh
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Thanks Guru for your information.
Can you please tell me more on this. How to check yourself whether you are eligible to take SCEA after having 6 projects experience in 4 years? Because yet I am still developing projects and would like to go for designing but got opportunity to design only one of them. I am simply try to learn more on designing. If I will start preparing SCEA, Am I able to learn the same or I have to get experience first? In simple words, Will SCEA preparation makes learn you on designing and improve profile? Could you please suggest me on this?
 
srivastava ashish
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Anjali GauravSingh wrote:Thanks Guru for your information.
Can you please tell me more on this. How to check yourself whether you are eligible to take SCEA after having 6 projects experience in 4 years? Because yet I am still developing projects and would like to go for designing but got opportunity to design only one of them. I am simply try to learn more on designing. If I will start preparing SCEA, Am I able to learn the same or I have to get experience first? In simple words, Will SCEA preparation makes learn you on designing and improve profile? Could you please suggest me on this?


Hi Anjali ,

During your SCEA prep you will learn a lot of design aspect as well as new technologies ..It does not require any prior certifications but you shouldbe prepared well enough before the exam .It will actually change you attitude from development to design .
go for it .All the best

Ashish
 
Anjali GauravSingh
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Thanks Ashish!
 
Vignesh Bhupathi
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I have 2+ year experience and I am planning to take this exam (almost completed all the material).. I would suggest you to finish these certifications (SCBCD & SCDJWS), though its not mandatory, but it helps you to gain more knowledge..

Those who have exp more than 5 years can take this exam, its not mandatory and its purely your fondness to seize this certification.. Please don't muddle up your talent with experience. Don’t take it (exp) has an obstacle instead take it as an challenge ..

I would accept that, I have no prior experience in design , but I have learned from my project... I am forcing myself to understand the topic thoroughly and am not preparing to just pass the certification..

Note:
Even, if I have acquired SCEA certification, that doesn't mean that, I am a good architect. It helps\guide me to understand and divide the problems into sub problems (which design pattern I have to apply) and it helps me to think like an architect ….

But if you’re an experienced person and already came across with this problems\issues, then it’s easy for them to resolve those issues (which design pattern have to be applied and knows the reason why they need to apply that pattern and how to tweak the performance of the application). Design and performance of an app, plays the key role for an architect, these factors would be gained by experience only

Experienced as well as SCEA Certified aspirant, please provide your valuable suggestions for this issue ..
 
Anjali GauravSingh
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Thanks Vignesh, This is very informative for me.
 
guru prasanth
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Let me tell it this way.It's possible for a Engineering Graduate to pass this exam and even
score better than experienced persons provided he puts his efforts.Becuase this exam focus
more at high level issues and practical experience helps but it's not mandatory.What matters
is how one applies this knowledge at his day to day work.

If a person who has architectural knowledge but does't have a code knowledge
can't become a architect.Architect must also have good command over code only then he can check
wheter his design has been converted to code.He can not always rely on developers to cross check becuase
developers may not having such high level knowledge as designer.In realtime situation the design patterns
have to be tweaked to suit the requirement.So architect withiout hands on coding experience will not be
of much use.

But i would agree with vignesh apprach of doing SCJP and other certoifocation before doing this.Also
it does't harm any developer(even who has less expereince) of reading the SCEA matirial as it would also
change his style of thinking.

Lastly i would like to add one thing Sun had designed SCEA for existing architects rather than to-be architects.
Though sun had not made any restrictions for developers/leads in taking these certification but sun's objective
reamains same.
 
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