hi , i am a sun certified java programmer i was just trying to start preparing for the architect exam but i do not knoe if it is complusory to do the developer before one can do the architect exam. is it complusory to do the developer exam first. is it?
--One learns a lot during a lesson but seeing is not enough,you must do;knowing is not enough ,you must apply--<br />SCJP 1.4,SCBCD,SCEA part 1,OCM JEE Enterprise Architect.
Hi, Siva is corect there are no prerequisites for SCEA. However, if you are hoping to get a job as a programmer in JAVA, the developer cert does prove that you can program in Java. I lost a job when during an interview the inteviewer asked me why I skipped the developers exam? I told him it was a cost and time priority choice and that I might go back to complete it later. The reason I was given for not getting the job was that I was not technical enough. If I had completed the Developer cert, I think I would have gotten the job. My two cents. Noel SCJP, SCWCD, SCEA(Part 1)
Joined: Aug 10, 2002
If you see the sun certification track for Java,developer exam seems to be essential for a Java programmer.But if you are planning to take up the J2EE track,I would follow SCJP -> SCWCD -> SCBCD and finally culminating with SCEA.(hope sun doesnt introduce a new cert in this track)
Joined: Feb 11, 2003
thanks for your help one more thing. i do intend to do the developer exam in fact i intend tacking scea and scjd at the same time. for the scea i would like to know the difficulty level from 1-10. and how hard one needs to prepare.