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Right Cert. Path

Deepti Shibad

Joined: Nov 22, 2007
Posts: 6
Hi All,

I saw a lot of great reviews about Cameron's books and want to buy her books. But I am confused as to which exam I should be giving.

I have been a programmer since 4 years now. But unfortunately all 4 years I was working on Lotus Notes Domino technology (IBM Technology)

I have recently started working on Java apppliction. However, I am not so lucky..I have never got an actual programmer hands on experience on Java. I have directly started managing the java projects. But I want to clear all the java concepts for which I feel certification is the right way!!!

Can anyone suggest what would be the ideal certification path I should follow

Thanks In advance
Deepti S
Kaydell Leavitt
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Joined: Nov 18, 2006
Posts: 689

The SCJA was created for managers (and for an overview of the vast amounts of Java technology).

I would say to start with the SCJA for sure.
Cameron Wallace McKenzie
author and cow tipper
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Joined: Aug 26, 2006
Posts: 4968

Originally posted by Deepti Shibad:
want to buy her books.

Uhm...His books.

Hong Anderson
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Joined: Jul 05, 2005
Posts: 1936
I suggest -
SCJP 5.0 -> SCWCD 1.4 -> SCBCD 5.0 and/or SCDJWS -> SCEA 5.0

SCJA 1.0, SCJP 1.4, SCWCD 1.4, SCBCD 1.3, SCJP 5.0, SCEA 5, SCBCD 5; OCUP - Fundamental, Intermediate and Advanced; IBM Certified Solution Designer - OOAD, vUML 2; SpringSource Certified Spring Professional
Deepti Shibad

Joined: Nov 22, 2007
Posts: 6
Oops!! Sorry about this Cameron! Didnt know !!!

Can you suggest the right path for me please
Deepti Shibad

Joined: Nov 22, 2007
Posts: 6
Thanks everyone else for suggestions!!
I agree. Here's the link:
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