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how many years of experience?

Stephen Huey
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Joined: Jul 15, 2003
Posts: 618
So, I'm curious as to how many years of experience those of you in here (either studying for or having passed the Architect exam) have...the Architect exam is something I definitely think I'd be interested in getting somewhere down the road...
Ajith Kallambella

Joined: Mar 17, 2000
Posts: 5782
From what I have seen, the average varies from 1 to 5 years of J2EE experience. Not all of them may be working as architects, in fact you will find a great number of wannabe architects who are currently working as senior designers.
In general I have found that real-life experience in designing and developing J2EE based applications is necessary for solving Part II and Part III. That does not mean it is a must, but it will greatly enhance your ability to solve the assignment.
I am waiting for my part II and III results, I have about 5 years of J2EE experience, and I am currently working as an architect.
Hope that helps,

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