Personally, I am disappointed with this move. I am glad i cleared this last year.
Wow..Certifications ..seems to be getting less and less about knowledge and more about the finance.
I am so glad i took it this year..
But i am feeling the heat elsewhere..i was looking to achieve something worthwhile in SOA..and possibly a certification...but the costs seem to be hitting through the roof..everywhere
Will these certifications still be as coveted when cost becomes such an enormous hindrance?
Matthew Brown wrote:Shame. I was thinking of taking this one, but this rules it right out. It might be different if I could get work to pay for the course, but they've got other priorities at the moment.
Matthew, if you pass SCEA before August 1st, you don't need to take a training. It's doable in 5 months.
Matthew Brown wrote:
Mikalai Zaikin wrote:Matthew, if you pass SCEA before August 1st, you don't need to take a training. It's doable in 5 months.
Too much on at the moment, I'm afraid, to guarantee I've got time for that. I was vaguely thinking about taking it later in the year.
I see. Iagree that most of people will not rush into SCEA, it takes some long preparation, so 5 months (which are left till Aug 1st) might be not enough.
US$ 2,250--Object-Oriented Analysis and Design Using UML (OO-226)
US$ 3,000--Developing Applications for the Java EE 6 Platform (FJ-310-EE6)
US$ 3,000--Developing Architectures for Enterprise Java Applications (SL-425)
Total 10,000+ US$.
It cost a heck of a lot of money
An interesting question is what happens if you submit before the 1st August and find out after the 1st August that you fail. Do you (A) have to do a course (B) don't have to do a course.
If the answer is (B). Then anyone thinking of doing this cert, it would make sense to get Part 1 passed asap, then submit any form of the assignment (Part 2) and do the associated exam (Part 3) before the 1st of August. Then if you fail, all you will have to do is pay for the repeat submission, rather than $2250 for a course if you start after 1st August
Only Deployment diagram left..
Fears of Oracle buying Sun are coming true. Already saw Oracle ADF in Java EE 7 roadmap (JSF). ADF on of the worst frameworks. Ever.
It will be a race against the clock for me.
I strongly prefer self-study. Without the ability to learn by self-study, one can't be a good developer or even an architect. There will always be new techniques to know, before any course is available.
By passing an exam, I can show that I know the subject right.
Would it still remain an option to pass the exams (part I, II en III), without doing any course? (even after august)
This would allow me to tell anyone that I passed the required exams. Without having a certificate, but with some documents that state that I passed the exams.
I don't like this. Just got the approvement to do this certification track. Now I have to tell that things changed, which effects reliabilty.