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what is the difference between SCJP,SCJA,SCJD

saikrishna cinux
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Hi, what is the difference between these certifications for getting a ultimate job hike which is preferable? :roll:
and why we need to gofor SCJA while i 've got SCJP ?
and what are the topics included & excluded in SCJA which are not there in SCJP & SCJD?
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Ulf Dittmer
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You might want to peruse this page, which links to all available Sun certificates. Each one has a page that describes the exam objectives; from those it should become clearer which one might be suitable for you.

My impression is that SCJA is a lower-grade certificate than SCJP, and thus you would have no benefit in taking it if you have the SCJP already.


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Seema Manivannan
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If you already have SCJP, then ofcourse you do not need to go for SCJA.
SCJP focuses on core Java Programming concepts, while SCJA covers just the basics of different Java technologies, OOPS concepts, programming and more.
According to Sun Microsystems, candidates for this exam include entry level Java programmers, students studying to become Java programmers, and project or program managers working with Java technology in the software development industry.

To know more about SCJA, please check out this article.
http://www.whizlabs.com/articles/scja-article.html

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saikrishna cinux
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Originally posted by Seema Manivannan:
If you already have SCJP, then ofcourse you do not need to go for SCJA.
SCJP focuses on core Java Programming concepts, while SCJA covers just the basics of different Java technologies, OOPS concepts, programming and more.

so,this means SCJP is is far better than SCJA :-)
i am preapring for SCJP1.4 ,i think SCJA is for student(not for programmers)
actually you havn't told me the differences clearly
Why to go for SCJA while i have SCJP?

:roll:

thanks
Anthony Karta
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Originally posted by saikrishna cinux:

Why to go for SCJA while i have SCJP?


IMHO, SCJA is good to re-inforce our understanding regarding OO design and programming (I hope Sun will elaborate and review this exam). Even if someone pass SCJP, does not mean s/he will be a good programmer.

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Jayant Roy
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Hi Guys, I am new to this Forum. Just joined as I need some serious advise from all of you experienced Software folks. I am based in India , currently working as a System Admin in a MNC. As to my educational background, I am a Computer Science Graduate and hold the Microsoft MCITP cert. I ahve been working in this profile for the last 2.5 years. However, my primary subject of interest is Software and programming. I want to make a move into the software domain and want to become a software developer in the future. As of now, I have no progamming exp. in the industry. Please let me know as to what certs I should look to get so that I can get into the software development field. Advise from all of you guys is more than welcome and would be very helpful to me in deciding my course of action. Awaiting your replies,

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Ganesan Ponnusamy
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Hey Guys,

Find my answer for "what is the difference between SCJP,SCJA,SCJD?".

Oracle offers variety of Java Certifications for all Java Editions (Java SE, Java EE and Java ME).

SCJA

Oracle Certified Associate, Java SE 5/SE 6 (Formerly Sun Certified Java Associate (SCJA) ) certification provides basic knowledge required to manage a Java project.

You can gain basic knowledge of Object-Oriented Concepts, UML representation of OO concepts, the Java programming language, and general knowledge of Java Platforms and Technologies.

Read more about SCJA here. http://www.epractizelabs.com/blog2/?p=51


SCJP

Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE 6 Programmer (Formerly Sun Certified Programmer for the Java Platform, Standard Edition 6.0 (SCJP 6)) certification tests Java programming experience.

You can gain basic knowledge of basic syntax and structure of the Java programming language and can create Java technology applications that run on server and desktop systems using Java SE 6.0.

Read more about SCJP here. http://www.epractizelabs.com/blog2/?p=166

SCJD

Oracle Certified Master, Java SE 6 Developer (Formerly Sun Certified Java SE 6 Developer (SCJD 6)) certification tests Java programming experience.
You can gain coding and design experience to develop Java Swing applications using Java SE APIs (Threading, Socket and RMI) after completing this certification.

Read more about SCJD here. http://www.epractizelabs.com/blog2/?p=128

You can visit all Oracle's Java certifications at http://www.epractizelabs.com/oracle-java-certifications/index.html

Good luck for your preparation !

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