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SCJD or SCJA?

Win Yu
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Joined: Oct 17, 2001
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I passed SCJP and SCWCD. Should I go to SCJD or SCJA? Please advice.


Win
Bal Sharma
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Joined: Sep 19, 2001
Posts: 273
Hello:
I did scjp and scwcd too. I liked to take a scjd route beacuse I do not have enough java coding experience. If you have strong java coding experience why do you bother doing scjd? Good luck on SCJA ELSE welcome to SCJD land.
-Bal
Originally posted by Win Yu:
I passed SCJP and SCWCD. Should I go to SCJD or SCJA? Please advice.
Angela Poynton
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Joined: Mar 02, 2000
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I think it's more about where you want to go with your career.
Do you want to become a Senior Developer, actually continue programming ... then I think the SCJD is for you.
or
Do you want to get into Systems Architecture? Be expert on knowing how things work on a high level but not necessarily get into coding too much ... then SCJEA is the way to go.
There are benefits to both. SCJD involves some knowledge of good design and includes some areas of Java you may not have covered in your studies for the other exams ... it really is about where you want to be.


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Win Yu
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Joined: Oct 17, 2001
Posts: 224
Thank you very much. Actually I want to get both if I have more time. Any other opinion about my concern?
 
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