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regarding SCJD and SCWCD

Govinda Reddy

Joined: Apr 07, 2006
Posts: 7
I completed my SCJP this week. I want to go for one more level of sun certification.

I am unable to decide whether SCJD or Web Component Certification (SCWCD)? , because I don't know which is good for further level of certification.

Please suggest me
Deepak Bala

Joined: Feb 24, 2006
Posts: 6662

If you want to learn more about web development i suggest the SCWCD exam. The developer exam is more focussed on the solution to any given problem and your work will be rated based on UI, design choices etc.

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Barry Gaunt
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Joined: Aug 03, 2002
Posts: 7729
Why don't you visit our forums on those two certification topics and browse through their posts? You will find that the two certifications are quite different. Do the one that motivates you most.

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Cameron Wallace McKenzie
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Joined: Aug 26, 2006
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Why not SCJA?

It's cheaper than the others, only $100 USD, and it demonstrates a wider breath of knowledge than SCJP, as it requires knowledge of MIDlets, Servlets, EJB and JMS. Not overly in depth knowledge, so you don't have to read the entire JMS spec, but it does require a solid understanding.

The SCJA certification looks great alongside all of the other certifications. Plus, in a job interview you get to promote this as the 'latest and greatest' certification from Sun.

SCJA dude. That's what I say. But then again, I'm biased.
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