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Websphere and SCWCD

Kyle Shapiro
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Joined: Mar 19, 2002
Posts: 2
I'm preparing for SCWCD. How does it compare with IBM Websphere Certification? As I understand, SCWCD is about general knowledge of Servlet, JSP, and JavaBeans while Websphere is about an IDE product which facilitate the development of Java web components. So should I take both certification exams? Which is more valuable to whom? Thanks for any reply.
Kaushik Barot
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Joined: Mar 14, 2002
Posts: 3
Whatever you are thinking is correct. IBM certification is for IBM product. Sun certification is for general technology and not for the product.
so both are important.
Axel Janssen
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Joined: Jan 08, 2001
Posts: 2164
Originally posted by Kyle Shapiro:
Websphere is about an IDE product which facilitate the development of Java web components.

Websphere is not an ide, its a J2EE server. And its not very small. Much more stuff than setting up and administering tomcat. There are 2 ide from ibm which suit well for development with websphere:
- WS.application designer (eclipse xxl)
- Visual Age for Java.
You need VAJ skill for the exam, but WSAD for the future (a very long story, sorry).
You need some knowledge about Websphere and related tools, too.

So should I take both certification exams? Which is more valuable to whom? Thanks for any reply.

This could be a good idea.
In the Websphere-specialist exam 488 there seems to be a lot of EJB-questions. EJB is something which is not covered by SCWCD.
There are excelent links to ressources for IBM.488 in the posts above.
Axel
Michael Pearson
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Joined: Mar 11, 2001
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I agree you'll probably need to learn something about Visual Age for Java on the way to passing WASD exam.
IBM's tutorials are written from an integrated development perspective. They assume your using their tools, so why not download them and make it easy on yourself.
The knowledge you need for SCWCD and WSAD overlap a lot. The major difference is that WSAD covers EJB technology.
[ March 19, 2002: Message edited by: Michael Pearson ]
Vijay Bala
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Joined: Oct 25, 2001
Posts: 25
I just think SCW.. is much more useful as it gives you an understanding of the fundamentals which you can apply to WEbsphere or Weblogic etc.
Vijay
Pradeep Chopra
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Joined: Nov 19, 2000
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Hi,
Yes, Vijay's argument is very meaningful. If you plan to go for WebSphere/WebLogic, it would be really helpful if you've gone thru SCWCD.
Regards and best wishes
Pradeep Chopra
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Vikas Kaushik
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Joined: Sep 13, 2001
Posts: 46

Yes, I agree with pradeep.
The combination will be of great use and moreover it will impart the required confidence in you.


Vikas Kaushik
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