This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
I am reading HF Servlets now and there are some curious phrases like: "We take the sting out of SOAP". For me, this sounds like Kathy and Bert are working on a HF WS book. Does anybody know, is this so? If yes, I'd better wait for their book instead of buying anything else...
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I am looking at your impressive list of MS certifications. I am thinking about getting some of them myself. Can you tell me which are more difficult, J2EE or .NET?
Joined: Aug 19, 2005
Originally posted by Alexander Kolesnikov: Can you tell me which are more difficult, J2EE or .NET?
Depends. Java/J2EE certs focus on a fairly narrow topic but require a fair amount of detailed knowledge; (it initially surprised me that none of the Sun certs have a JDBC component and only the SCJD involves Swing). The MS certs tend to cover a much broader selection of topics and each of those topics to a fairly shallow extent (they want to make sure you are aware of most of their products and product capabilities) - that doesn't stop them from putting a few detailed zingers in the test - and the MS tests do have a few "select all that apply" questions, i.e. they won't always tell you the number of correct answers. Also they never tell you what the perfect score is. Many assume its a 1000 (you have to get at least 700) but there is evidence that the total achievable score varies - each of the questions may actually have a different weighting and each individual selection of questions forming a test instance could add up to a slightly different score (around a 1000). Things could change with the new series of .NET 2.0 certifications. [ November 17, 2005: Message edited by: Peer Reynders ]