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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.
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
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 ]
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 Whizlabs Software http://www.whizlabs.com