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SCBCD 1.3 or SCBCD 1.4 ?, that's the question!..

Csar Ter Cia
Greenhorn

Joined: Apr 30, 2004
Posts: 2
Hi all!
I'd like to get the SCBCD certification , but i'd like to get the most
updated certification as posible, does anyone know when Sun will launch the
SCBCD certification for the J2EE 1.4 platform, or you advice me to get the one that is for the J2EE 1.3 platform?
Please any suggestios, for me to choose the correct EJB specification to study.
Greetings!
Csar (SCJP)
Nathaniel Stoddard
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Joined: May 29, 2003
Posts: 1258
As there is only one version of the SCBCD certification, I'd recommend taking that one if you get one (J2EE 1.3 version).


Nathaniel Stodard<br />SCJP, SCJD, SCWCD, SCBCD, SCDJWS, ICAD, ICSD, ICED
Kathy Sierra
Cowgirl and Author
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Joined: Oct 10, 2002
Posts: 1572
Howdy, you ask a very important question!
But you don't have to worry-- it will be a looooooong time before we update the SCBCD for J2EE 1.4. We won't do it until a significant chunk of the market has migrated/updated their servers and applications to 1.4, and that's going to be a while. There is current no plan to update the exam until sometime *after* the end of 2004. That means you probably won't see a new exam until about one year from now (by the time an exam goes through development and beta and into final release). In fact, there's a possibility that we'll simply wait for EJB 3.0 before updating the exam (and then update it early in the 3.0 release cycle) because EJB 3.0 will offer BIG and important changes to the spec.
Our policy for enterprise exams is usually to wait until there is a critical mass out there... so that you are being certified on "what people are using" rather than "the latest and greatest but that nobody is using." Although if a specification undergoes a profound change, we would speed up the release. But that's not the case now: an EJB 2.1 exam won't really look different from EJB 2.0.
We decided to go forward with updating the SCWCD update, though, because we believe people are updating their web containers and web apps more rapidly than their enterprise bean containers and apps, and because J2EE 1.4 made significant and important changes to the specs related to Servlets and JSPs, but did *not* make significant changes to the EJB spec.
And... we're introducing the Web Services exam which *will* include the relevant parts of J2EE 1.4, including the web services-specific additions to the EJB spec.
So, you don't have to wait
cheers,
Kathy
Csar Ter Cia
Greenhorn

Joined: Apr 30, 2004
Posts: 2
Thanks a lot Kathy,
you helped me a lot, i'm gonna take the SCBCD exam for the
1.3 platform.. .
Greetings!
Manju Mani
Greenhorn

Joined: May 30, 2005
Posts: 3
Hi Kathy,

Planning to give SCBCD exam. But got confused which version of J2EE and EJB are used for the present SCBCD. I have got the Head First EJB book, which mentions, its for J2EE 1.3 and EJB 2.0. Am I on the right track? Please advice.


SCJP 98%
Mattias E
Greenhorn

Joined: May 09, 2005
Posts: 8
Manju,
yes you are right. ejb2.0, j2ee1.3, j2se1.3 etc.


//Matt
 
 
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