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Rajni Chopra

Joined: Jun 09, 2008
Posts: 7
Hi All,

I have recently cleard my SCDJWS certification (on 7th of oct), now i am in delima of whether i shd go for SCEA or SCBCD ?It must be tough to clear all three levels of SCEA but i think its more tougher to maintain the knowlegde graph later in future.

Being an acrhitect, means always updated with new technologies and am not kind of studious person.

Is EJB is hot these days ??
Please suggest.
Rogerio Kioshi
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Joined: Apr 12, 2005
Posts: 690
I think you should try SCBCD first, because it covers many topics required by SCEA.
But try taking SCBCD 5 (EJB 3), which is the newest version, not SCBCD 1.3. You'll find enough material to use, better than studying for SCEA 5 (which demands many resources abroad).

Benoît de Chateauvieux
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Joined: Aug 10, 2007
Posts: 183
Hi Rajni,

I recommend you to pass SCBCD5 first.
It's simpler because it's code-oriented and well documented.
With this certification you can obtain great knowledge of transactions, security, deployment, and other stuff very importants for SCEA.

Hope it helps,


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Paul Michael
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Joined: Jul 02, 2001
Posts: 697
I agree with all the other comments. Take SCBCD first before SCEA, you'll be able to explain your proposed solutions for SCEA better if you have SCBCD.

EJB 3 is quite hot these days, but JPA (which is part of the new SCBCD scope) is even hotter!

All the best...

SCJP 1.2 (89%), SCWCD 1.3 (94%), IBM 486 (90%), SCJA Beta (96%), SCEA (91% / 77%), SCEA 5 P1 (77%), SCBCD 5 (85%)
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