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V Bose
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Preparing for one helps in the other ? Or are they mutually exclusive ?
What job requirements would a SCBCD person be able to meet Vs. a SCWCD person?
Anthony Watson
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I think it is better to prepare for SCWCD before SCBCD. SCWCD is easier and it is a better introduction to J2EE in my opinion. When you get to SCBCD, it is difficult because business components are abstract ideas. It is helpful to already have a knowledge of servlets and JSPs so that you have a place to call your EJBs from. I think that there is more demand for servlet and JSP skills than there is for EJB. A potential employer would probably find it strange if you knew all about EJBs and nothing about the web.

Here are my book recommendations:

SCWCD 1.3 - SCWCD Exam Study Kit
SCWCD 1.4 - Head First Servlets and JSPs (comes out in July '04)
SCBCD 1.3 - Head First EJB

Anthony W.<br />MCP, SCJP 1.4, SCJD, SCWCD 1.3, SCWCD 1.4, SCBCD
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Well, it depends what you're doing in your job. I asked to my manager:
I: what would you advice me to do to improve my skills?

Boss: You can go for a Sun Certification'.

I: 'I'm thinking of taking the SCWCD' (as in this moment I'm designing ALSO the JSPs for many J2EE back-end systems);

Boss: I think you'd be wasted in the front-end. Go for the SCBCD; we'll employ proper JSP developers, so this is a temporary solution.

I: Bought Kathy's & Bert's book, studying it, and having fun. She's too funny, I wish only I could meet her personally and that she could drive me crazy for 30 minutes..

Marco Tedone<br />SCJP1.4,SCJP5,SCBCD,SCWCD
Olexiy Prokhorenko
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need to agree with everybody
SCWCD was not very hard, i've spend only one week to prepare (2-3 hours per day, but however my results were very low -- anyhow: somebody said "pass is a pass" :-)
i am preparing now to SCBCD with "Head First EJB" and i like it very much!
i wish i was able to buy and read "Head First Java" and "Head First SCWCD" (which isn't published yet) -- in this case my results for SCJP and SCWCD would be great :-)

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