Hello All, This is my first message in Java Ranch. I have taken SCJP recently and now interested in taking the Java developer exam. I don't have much of work experience in Java, expect two projects on Servlets and JSP. I would appreciate if anybody can answer the following questions for me 1) Do we really need to have good work experience on J2EE before going for the Developer certification? 2) Is it advisable for me take the SCWCD before going for Developer certification ( Since i have some experience on Servlets and JSP) 3)How do I need start my preperation for the certification ( I mean Books , tutorials etc)? Thanks George
Heya George welcome to JavaRanch! This place is probably the best resource for certification you will find, IMHO =p Introductory Lesson to using this site. "Search" is your best friend, really it is! Your questions more than likely have been answered a buncha times, and you probably dont even need to search for this round, im sure if your answeres are not on page 1, then for sure they are on page 2 =)
Hi, As mentioned there are probably more in depth answers elsewhere on the site. However, to quickly answer your questions: 1) There is no J2EE involved with the Developer exam. Its purely J2SE - RMI and Swing are the main components. 2) They are entirely independent exams. Experience of J2EE will not directly help with the Developer exam - though it can't do any harm. I'm taking the Developer exam first despite working mainly with J2EE. 3) There are plenty of tutorials on the internet on teh main topics - your first point of call should probably be the online tutorials at http://developer.java.sun.com. As for books, you can use them to supplement the info your find online. The Complete Java 2 Certification Study Guide (Roberts, Heller and Ernest) is good for general info on the Developer exam - though as it covers the SCJP exam I wouldn't buy it if you haven't already. Hope this helps, Cheers, Steve
Joined: Jan 31, 2002
Hey Andre and Steve thanks for your response. I think i will go with SCWCD first.