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GSSP-JAVA or SCJD

 
rajesh deshpande
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Dear All,

I am having 3 year java development experiance.now I want to get certified in java.Please let me know which certification is best GSSP-JAVA or SCJD?

 
Ulf Dittmer
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Welcome to JavaRanch.

Those are very different exams; does that not matter to you? What are your objectives in getting certified?

Also note that the SCJD is now called the OCMJD. It still seems to involve Swing development, though, which makes me question its relevance for the vast majority of Java developers. And it has the OCPJP as a prerequisite exam.
 
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My objective is to prove my java and software development skills.Can you please let me know how these two exams are differenet?

 
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Can you please let me know how these two exams are differenet?

The respective descriptions do not sound at all similar to me. What made you think they are?
 
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I'm not familiar with GSSP-JAVA, but from a glance to the description it's for people who write secure software applications. So that's a very specific target group.

The OCMJD (formerly known as SCJD) is about proving you are a good java developer. Based on a set of requirements you need to write a complete client/server application from scratch using nothing else but the JDK (so no Spring, Hibernate, JPA and other frameworks). Before you can take this exam you need to be OCPJP certified. So I would suggest you start with the OCPJP6 or OCAJP7+OCPJP7 certification
 
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Also, to get the OCMJD certification you need to complete one of the courses below:
  • Developing Applications with Java EE 6 on WebLogic Server 12c
  • Java SE 7 New Features
  • Java SE 7 Programming
  • Java SE 7 Fundamentals
  • Object-Oriented Analysis and Design Using UML
  • Java SE 7: Develop Rich Client Applications
  • Java Performance Tuning and Optimization

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    rajesh deshpande
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    Roel De Nijs wrote:I'm not familiar with GSSP-JAVA, but from a glance to the description it's for people who write secure software applications. So that's a very specific target group.



    But ultimatly all developer has to write secure code or build secure software.Then why this certification is not famus as compared to other oracle java certifications.
     
    Ulf Dittmer
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    But ultimatly all developer has to write secure code or build secure software.

    The cynic inside of me wants to say: because they don't. In my experience, building truly secure software, and the knowledge of how to do so, usually take a back seat to general feature work. Sad, but true. Having experience in this area is certainly a plus when I hire a developer, so it may be a differentiating factor in the job market.
     
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    Ulf Dittmer wrote:
    But ultimatly all developer has to write secure code or build secure software.

    The cynic inside of me wants to say: because they don't. In my experience, building truly secure software, and the knowledge of how to do so, usually take a back seat to general feature work. Sad, but true. Having experience in this area is certainly a plus when I hire a developer, so it may be a differentiating factor in the job market.


    I agree with Ulf here. Writing or designing secured software does not necessarily need extra knowledge.

    From my understanding of the GSSP-Java cert, apart from the fact that it deals with secure programming, it also needs to re-certify every 4 years. The OCMJD does not have re-certification requirements.
     
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