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Passed the SCJP. Which cert should I do next?

Bob Graffagnino
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Joined: May 30, 2001
Posts: 81
I was thinking the Oracle JDeveloper exam? Does anyone have any information on this? Is there a different Oracle exam I should take instead?
How about a Weblogic or Websphere certification?
Or maybe the SCWCD?
Bob E. Lee
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Joined: Jan 15, 2002
Posts: 36
Hi Bob,
I'm in the same situation as you... just passed SCPJ2. If you want something "fast" SCWCD maybe one way... it depend how much you know about JSP and servlet. Or you can do the Developer exam!! it sounded cool!

maybe read up on the Java Ranch's BBS it might help you decide
cheers,
Bob
Originally posted by Bob Graffagnino:
I was thinking the Oracle JDeveloper exam? Does anyone have any information on this? Is there a different Oracle exam I should take instead?
How about a Weblogic or Websphere certification?
Or maybe the SCWCD?
Peter Bugla
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Joined: Feb 12, 2002
Posts: 22
I think it depends on what you want to do it for.
What are your plans for the future concerning this? Any direction you want to go, or just collecting a lot of titles for fun?


Peter Bugla<br />Sun Certified Programmer for Java 2 Platform
Brian Lugo
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Joined: Nov 10, 2000
Posts: 165
Hi Bob!
Here is the link for JDeveloper exam from Oracle:
http://www.oracle.com/education/certification/index.html?java_core.html
I think if you have some Oracle back ground it would be a good exam to take. If you want to concentrate your career strictly on Java SCJD would be a good exam to take. SCJD seems very challenging and will cover a lot of Object Oriented concepts and Design Pattern concepts. SCWCD (Sun Certified Web Component Developer) would be good to take if you want to steer your career in the Java Web World. I believe there is a Web Master certification too (not by SUN).
I think IBM has a UML/Object Oriented exam.
Just my suggestions ...
Goodluck in your future endeavors,
Brian
Bob Graffagnino
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Joined: May 30, 2001
Posts: 81
Well, here's my situation. I was laid off 3 weeks ago and I want to use my free time constructively. I have 2 years of professional experience writing server side Java components. It seems like potential employers are looking for people with Java experience and Oracle, Websphere, Weblogic, XML, etc. So I would like to focus on somethng that will make me more marketable. I have a great deal of interest in system design/architecture, but I think I should focus on the above mentioned technologies first.
Thoughts?
Brian Lugo
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Joined: Nov 10, 2000
Posts: 165
Hi Bob!
Sorry to hear about your lay off. Current market conditions just stink.
When you say potential employers are looking for Java and Oracle exeperience, do you think they may be looking for a person with Java and SQL experience? I think Oracle certifications related to PL/SQL are very good and so are other Oracle certifications. I don't know how bent are employers on Oracle, I mean would they be satisfied if you were to have a good SQL experience?
I don't know the answer ...
I am fascinated by the system design/architecture area too and I hope I can some day successfully pass SCJD and SCJA exams (meaning I can study/learn in these two areas).
I don't know much about WebSphere/WebLogic, XML seems interesting.
Brian
Holmes Wong
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Joined: Feb 18, 2002
Posts: 163
I am in the same boat. The current job market is dead. I am just spending my spare time to learn something instead of being depressed.
 
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