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SL Narasimhan

Joined: Jul 19, 2005
Posts: 22
Hi Everyone,

I recently completed my SCBCD Exam.(I have already completed SCJP,SCWCD). Shall I go ahead and take SCEA or go for SCJWS.

Also, if you recommend SCEA, how long does it take to prepare?

Thanks Much,

SCJP 1.4<br />SCWCD 1.4<br />SCBCD 1.3<br />IBM Certified Solution Developer - WebSphere Portal 6<br />IBM WebSphere Portal 6 Deployment and Administration
Theodore Casser
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Joined: Mar 14, 2001
Posts: 1902

As has been said a few times before, which exams you go for should largely be a function of where you're going with your career and where you want to go. If architecting software is something that interests you (or your job is heading in that direction), then SCEA is certainly a good option. If your job is going to utilize Web Services, then the SCDJWS is a good option.

I found that preparation for Part I wasn't all that long - perhaps a week or two of some review of the portions I felt unsure of. Part II took longer (and it always will) since it's a practical design assignment, and Part III's preparation is Part II.

Hope that helps!

Theodore Jonathan Casser
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