Hi folks. I'm from Brazil and I'd like to know how did the SCMAD changed your life (money and girls , kidding). I'd like to know if the certification bring you to a better job, better company, better lifestyle, etc etc etc.
Hi Andre, I'm from Indonesia. I am already SCJP and now preparing SCJA. I'm also in studyng J2ME with book "Beginning J2ME From Novice To Professional". As soon I get certified in SCJA, I'll prepare for SCMAD. All the Java certificates, benefit me in the term of my credential in my skill. it is also boost my confident and my motivation.
Unfortunately There isn't a study guide about SCMAD. I don't know why. I also send an E-mail to every publisher such as Apress, Sybex, and Dummies about SCMAD Study guide but They all don't have a plan to write such book.
Originally posted by Andre Brito Fonseca: Hi folks. I'm from Brazil and I'd like to know how did the SCMAD changed your life (money and girls , kidding). I'd like to know if the certification bring you to a better job, better company, better lifestyle, etc etc etc.
There's no study guide because the certification itself is in minimal demand.
I've been SCMAD for about two years, and I agree fully with Jeremias - I have it for bragging rights, mostly, as well as the occasional nudge to my employer that we could actually execute a project that would work in the ME space. The issue for me, though, is that there's not quite as much demand in my marketplace (North America) for the ME space applications... so it all depends on where you are.
Theodore Jonathan Casser
SCJP/SCSNI/SCBCD/SCWCD/SCDJWS/SCMAD/SCEA/MCTS/MCPD... and so many more letters than you can shake a stick at!
Hi Andre. I am from Brazil also. I had worked with j2me from 2004 to 2006 (when I became an SCMAD). It is nice to study for this certification exam if you want to get a deeper knowledge from the J2ME technology. But if you are searching for an upgrade on your resume in order to get more interesting jobs related with Java development (best wages, challenging projects, etc), speaking of the Brazilian market, I would suggest you to give more attention to the JEE platform. I don`t know if you are already certified on some of these exams, but if not, I would recommend you the SCWCD, SCBCD, SCWSD and most of all, the SCEA exam.
Hi, I too agree with the above posts. In terms of real value add to your resume, there might not be much that SCMAD can offer.
But I believe J2ME and the host of JSR's that come with it - is the only decent effort to standardize the writing of portable and OS independent applications, which are guaranteed to run on almost all mobile devices, based on device capabilities. It is also one of the very few standardization efforts that includes the security aspect involved in application delivery and OTA provisioning. Everything else that I know of is either proprietary or native application framework, be it on Symbian, Linux or even the Android.
That way, I feel happy that I can write a Java App and it can almost certainly run on any JTWI compliant device - without any interoperability headaches.