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Chloe Loh
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Joined: Aug 27, 2002
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I just passed my scjp last week. I still cannot decide what is the next certificate I want to take now . I would like to ask a few quetions here:
1)SCJD and SCWCD, which one would be more demanded in the market now?
2)will the certificate of the SCJD shows how long you took to complete the project?
3)is the SCEA look more attractive to employer?
Any other suggestion is welcome. My job is not related to any java stuff currently, the purpose of taking all these cert is that I hope all these certs could help me to get a more interesting job, may be a java developer later, and may be a software analyst in future.
Michael Morris
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Joined: Jan 30, 2002
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Hi Narumi,

1)SCJD and SCWCD, which one would be more demanded in the market now?

That's a tough question with the tech sector like it is right now, but probably the SCWCD since it deals specifically with web development. Of course most senior Java positions require either the SCJD or SCEA to get your foot in the door.

2)will the certificate of the SCJD shows how long you took to complete the project?

No.

3)is the SCEA look more attractive to employer?

Probably, but it's tougher to complete and costs more both in money and time. There are two tests and a project for certification.
Hope this helps,
Michael Morris


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Roy Cantos
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Originally posted by narumi:
I just passed my scjp last week. I still cannot decide what is the next certificate I want to take now . I would like to ask a few quetions here:
1)SCJD and SCWCD, which one would be more demanded in the market now?
2)will the certificate of the SCJD shows how long you took to complete the project?
3)is the SCEA look more attractive to employer?
Any other suggestion is welcome. My job is not related to any java stuff currently, the purpose of taking all these cert is that I hope all these certs could help me to get a more interesting job, may be a java developer later, and may be a software analyst in future.

We have same situation, My job is not related to java..but it still progamming.. but i really love java.. i passed the SCJP 1.2 and SCJP 1.4 and currently studying for SCWCD
Chloe Loh
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Joined: Aug 27, 2002
Posts: 22
Thank You Everybody!!
being in this forum is really heart warming.
Thank you, Micheal, your answers really help me a lot.
and for Mark, I have just changed my displayed Name, not sure if it is right format, pls inform me if it is wrong. Sorry for the inconvinience caused.
Lastly for Roy, Let's work hard together!! remember to post your result when you pass the exam. I think I'll be here very often in future.
 
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