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Work Experience

Federico Carbonell

Joined: Jan 21, 2006
Posts: 11

How many years of experience I should have in order to take this exam? I am asking because it's not only about learning from textbooks and tutorials. It's also about experience at the workplace.


Theodore Casser
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Joined: Mar 14, 2001
Posts: 1902

I don't think there's a hard and fast rule about how much experience you ought to have before sitting for the exam. IIRC, I think Sun doesn't have any specific recommendation for how long you should have been working with OOAD and Java EE 5.... but I think that definitely, you should have some practical experience designing software before you sit for the test.

Theodore Jonathan Casser
SCJP/SCSNI/SCBCD/SCWCD/SCDJWS/SCMAD/SCEA/MCTS/MCPD... and so many more letters than you can shake a stick at!
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