Hi all, Quick question. What is the difference between programmer and developer certification? Which should I do first? I have about one years java experience. Cheers Bushman The other night I was lying in bed lookink at the stars, and thought to myself, "Where is the roof?".
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Hi Ian, You can look at the differences in the Sun site http://suned.sun.com/US/certification/java/index.html The programmer exam covers all the fundamentals of the Java that you need to know. The developer exam, is applying your knowledge to a given project / task. You cannot do the developer exam unless you pass the programmer exam. So, the programmer exam, is where it all begins!
In a Nutshell: - Programmer Exam is a pre-requisite for the Developer Exam. - Programmer Exam is a sit down exam in an exam center, where you answer single and multiple choice questions, along with fill in the blank answers in a timed environment. Developer Exam is a code centric exam - they send you a programming assignment with requirements and stubbed out elements, it is your job to complete design, implement, test, and document. There is no strict time limit ( days, weeks, months are ok in completing it ). Also - the Web Component Developer Exam may be an attractive alternative to the Developer Exam. The Programmer Exam is also a pre-requisite for the Web Component Developer Exam. Enjoy the Java! Dave --------------- Considering the Certified Java Programmer Exam? Get JCertify! http://www.enterprisedeveloper.com/jcertify Preparation solutions for both 310-025 and 310-035.