Sam Laidler

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Hello, hope all is well.

Some background: I’ve programmed in C for about 10 years now - mostly chip & PIN payment processing. I then decided to get into Java and passed SCJP although the result was, to be honest, rather disappointing. It’s been a fairly difficult transition not helped by the fact that I still exclusively work in C as part of my job. Hoping that will change soon.

Undeterred, but a little unsure of where to go now. I guess what I’m ideally looking for is a layman’s explanation of where the different certification paths will take you. I vaguely understand SCJD gives you chance to put your Java skills into practice in the context of a substantial project, but the other modules confuse me. For example, what’s the difference between web component developer and web services developer? As something of a novice, it’s difficult to understand what each certification really entails or what areas of any business it would be most relevant to.

Any guidance most gratefully appreciated.

All the best.
7 years ago