Why do you want to take the SCEA? It doesn't sound like you have enough experience for it yet.
Cathal Mullan wrote:I agree, products to make them money in my opinion. Not education tools.
I don't see the point in continuing with the certification program myself, so I won't be.
I don't want anything to do with oracle now
Maybe you have the reason, but and now? what certification non-oracle have to Architect or senior developers?
SOA? do you have any idea?
Cathal Mullan wrote:I'm switching to Python, C++ & PHP instead of getting more Java certifications.
I'm also switching from MySQL to PostresQL because Oracle own MySQL now too.
I'm done with them, you are all welcome to join me if you like
But really? really its time to go far away from Java?
its sad news for me
I was going to use Java but not now. I believe the introduction of mandatory courses is the sign of worse to come.
It's a shame because I spent so much time on my Programmer & Developer certifications.
Years down the line I believe Java will be resigned to legacy applications which are too big to port to other languages like how COBOL is now.