Hello , I have cleared SCJP,SCWCD,SCBCD and was looking at certifications offered at IBM.But I am not sure which one of these suits me (There are a plethora of those ) .I am really confused with the details in there.I am not even sure if some of the exams there are relevant ...
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Test 257 Enterprise Application Development with IBM Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software V6.0
Seems to be the most comprehensive and updated , is this the most sought after in the category ? ..I am confused in here (literally feel this)
I think it depends on what you see your career path being, before you start deciding on any specific certification.
I'd certainly look at the WebSphere path if you're thinking of staying in Java EE - at least when I was working for firms that used it, it seemed fairly useful - and it certainly can't hurt with looking for a job down the road or bettering yourself at your current job. Their XML cert (141) also is fairly good and universally recognized.
Theodore Jonathan Casser
SCJP/SCSNI/SCBCD/SCWCD/SCDJWS/SCMAD/SCEA/MCTS/MCPD... and so many more letters than you can shake a stick at!
Originally posted by Salvador Cecilio: How difficult are the IBM certifications compared to Sun's?
They're different, by and large, so it's really comparing vaguely different ideas. Sun's are product-agnostic by design - you're learning the ideas behind the basic structure and APIs for the version that you're studying up on, while IBM's are concentrating on the idiosyncracies of their technologies.
That said, my personal opinion is that I've found IBM's easier if only because there seems to be less to study, less to know to do well on them. But then again, I've also stressed myself out, by and large, less on the IBM exams so there may be a mental angle too.