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Just starting SCEA, which version?

Ian McGarry
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Joined: Mar 09, 2006
Posts: 17
Hi guys,

I am planning to start studying for the SCEA part 1. It will probably take me a month or two to get ready for the exam. Considering the current exam is extremely outdated and a new exam is coming soon do you think it is worthwhile spending time studying such an old curriculum or should I study towards the new beta exam.

I know the free Beta tests are running up until Dec 26th 2007 ( Free: Scea Beta ) but how quickly after that can we expect the Beta exam to go live?

Thanks in advance,
Ian
sam holmes
Greenhorn

Joined: Sep 07, 2007
Posts: 3
Ask yourself which version of J2EE are you most comfortable with? Since there is a lot of changes between J2EE 1.2 (which is used for the current SCEA exam) and JEE5 (that will be used for the SCEA 5 version of the exam), you need to figure out where your comfort zone is.

Granted the newer exam will probably be more relevant in today's market, but hey a SCEA is SCEA.. no one really checks which version of SCEA you are

If you have a need to get certified soon, then take the existing version of the exam. In all reality, the existing version will probably a little easier since there is are a lot of books/training material available.

If you are not planning to take the exam for the next 6 months or so, then my recommendation is that you wait for the SCEA 5 version of the exam. Give time for books/training material to come out.

Mark Cade's new book on SCEA was supposed to come out earlier in 2007 (updated for J2EE 1.4), but it has been pushed back till 05/2008. (I am guessing it is because the book is being revised for SCEA 5?)

Lastly, if you are well versed with JEE5 or don't mind putting in the effort to get up to speed in a short time, take the free SCEA 5 beta exam..

Good luck!
inr mohan
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Joined: May 11, 2005
Posts: 61
How to apply for the Free Beta SCEA 5 exam? Is there any link available/

Please help me...

Thanks in Advance.

Ayyanar...
Hong Anderson
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Joined: Jul 05, 2005
Posts: 1936
Originally posted by inr mohan:
How to apply for the Free Beta SCEA 5 exam? Is there any link available/

Please help me...

Thanks in Advance.

Ayyanar...


Look at this http://www.sun.com/training/certification/java/beta_architect.xml


SCJA 1.0, SCJP 1.4, SCWCD 1.4, SCBCD 1.3, SCJP 5.0, SCEA 5, SCBCD 5; OCUP - Fundamental, Intermediate and Advanced; IBM Certified Solution Designer - OOAD, vUML 2; SpringSource Certified Spring Professional
Ian McGarry
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Joined: Mar 09, 2006
Posts: 17
Hi Sam,

Thanks for your reply. I'd like to get part one complete asap so I think I will stick with the current exam. When I get to part 2 I can then use all the latest J2EE 5 stuff.

Thanks,
Ian
 
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