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Eligibility for SCEA

vk soni

Joined: Jul 20, 2007
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I had cleared the SCJP 1.2 in 2000. Can somebody suggest whether I am eligible for the SCEA now.

Gowher Naik
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There are no prerequisites for the SCEA certification
Theodore Casser
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The important thing to bear in mind is that Sun organizes their exams (and consequently, their prerequisites) based on "job role". As far as Sun is concerned, the architect role is entirely separate from the programmer/developer role (hence why SCEA has no prerequisite, as opposed to all of the upper-level developer exams).

I don't know that it's necessarily realistic - I don't know that, as an SCEA myself and a manager, I'd hire an architect who has no experience with development - but it's certainly understandable where Sun's coming from on this.

Theodore Jonathan Casser
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Sri Anand
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Can you suggest some books to get started for SCEA
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