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...
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,
Open Group Certified Distinguished IT Architect. Open Group Certified Master IT Architect. Sun Certified Architect (SCEA).