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Developer/progammer cert difference

Ian Cockcroft
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Joined: Apr 05, 2001
Posts: 46
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.
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Amir Ghahrai
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Joined: Jun 19, 2002
Posts: 110
Hi Ian,
You can look at the differences in the Sun site
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!

David Brafford
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Joined: Feb 11, 2001
Posts: 91
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
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