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Passed the EXAM

Pankaj Bhatia

Joined: Feb 22, 2002
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I cleared the exam this morning. I am thankful to everybody in Java Ranch. Thanks for posting some wonderful material for the exam on the SCWCD links site.
Can somebody suggest which exam to go after now?
Thanks again,
I can now write

-Pankaj Bhatia<br />SCJP
Mark Spritzler

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Congrats Pankaj

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Hema Menon
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How about Developer certification or XML certification?


Holmes Wong
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Joined: Feb 18, 2002
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First of all, congrats. Second of all, I see you
guys keep taking certs, I wonder if you guys got any real job cuz of your certs? We cannot just keep giving our money to test centers without getting any benefits, right? Or is this just one way to boost IT bussiness? This really makes me wonder even though I also try to give away my money like you guys.
[ March 18, 2002: Message edited by: Holmes Wong ]
Sita Kodali
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Joined: Dec 02, 2001
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That's good question Holmes.
When java is under attack from .NET, and the competition intensifies in the web services area, as a developer where do you put JAVA?
Please share your ideas
Holmes Wong
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I like Java like everyone here, and I am now spending my "free" time and trying to take some certs. But, the reality is that I have'nt seen much real java job openings in my city for a long time. There are a few senior level jobs which require 5-8 year IT experience. I am wondering if there is any pie left to share?
Ashik Uzzaman
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Congrats Pankaj, done your job....

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Doug Wang
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Joined: Oct 05, 2001
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Originally posted by sita kodali:
That's good question Holmes.

Yes. We should ask ourselves thar question.
Originally posted by sita kodali:
When java is under attack from .NET, and the competition intensifies in the web services area, as a developer where do you put JAVA?

Things seem get worse(read this). Sun has not managed to join as a board member of the newly formed WS-I organization, right? I wont lose any confidence in Sun, but time to market is so crucial, so... just cant imagine.

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Kaushik Barot

Joined: Mar 14, 2002
Posts: 3
Congrates !!!
It is better to go for any product certification if you have experience in JAVA development. I will advise for webLogoc or Web sphere certification if you have java development experience.
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Joined: Nov 22, 2001
Posts: 110
WEll Well a discusion that is very Hot These Days in Pakistan as we r now moving in The Web Services
visit :
This is A educational Movement .They have Created about 600 SCJP's, 100 SCWCD and XML,UML and J2EE and Many more ,they have Creted World records The Highest score in UML,SCJP .
The Founder of This Movement thinks tht Who ever wins .NET or JAVA .the Worlds need devlopers those WHo will do Java will be Able to do Everybody knows tht only 20% have Internet Thses days in World and its increasing day by day.SO Market have the capicaty to Observes those SCJP's or WCD's .
He always said "The Only thing u should Know is how To work if U r SCJP andU don't know who To work .U R OUT?"
Muhamamd Hussain
Want to give SCWCD but their is a shoratge of Voucher

Muhammad Hussain<br />Sun Certified Java Programer (SCJP2)<br />Sun Certified Web Component Devloper SCWCD
Ajith Kallambella

Joined: Mar 17, 2000
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Congratulations Pankaj !

Open Group Certified Distinguished IT Architect. Open Group Certified Master IT Architect. Sun Certified Architect (SCEA).
keith s

Joined: Mar 20, 2002
Posts: 1
The question here, is did anyone get a job because of certification.
Well, no one will (or should) get handed a job purely because of proven technical knowledge (either through exams or otherwise). Technical knowledge is only one of many qualities that any decent interviewer will look for. Communication skills and team-work are becoming just (if not more) important that pure technical skills.
I've worked with some technically brilliant people before, but if they can't communicate or work with the rest of the team, then they're next to worthless.
As for .NET, well it'll take some market share away from J2EE, but both technologies will continue for a long time to come. Neither will completely dominate.
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Yes in Pakistan
I agree. Here's the link:
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