This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
I have just cleared the SCJP1.4 this week and was planning for SCWCD, But than i came to know it doesn`t cover the EJB(the Hot candidate in the J2EE suit)? Its proved as a discouraging factor for me, As i dont want to do Certifications just for the sake of it. Hav done SCJP only `cause, Its the pre-requsite for the high levels. Where as SCJD, Seems to me as more bright, mainly `cause its not from the kettle of the Begginer Certs. Disclaimer : "I HAVE NO INTENSIONS TO HURT THE FEELINGS OF SCWCD ASPIRANTS" This rich discussion can open up the new ways for many of the confused ones like me.
This thread talks quite a bit about the considerable differences between the various certifications. It may clarify a thing or two. Your question is impossible to answer in isolation anyway -- what do you want to do? What kind of job do you have/want to have? What roles do you aspire to? - Peter