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Is there a C++ equivalent of SCJP?

David Wake
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Joined: Apr 18, 2001
Posts: 17
I'm already a SCJP and am looking for an equivalent certification in C++. To be honest, it's mainly because I need to re-study my C++ fast and I found the format of the SCJP questions helpful for fast study. All I've found so far are certifications for particular IDEs such as MS Visual C++ or Borland.

Perhaps you jobs people have come across such a certification.....

I guess there's always BrainBench but I'm looking for something a little better.

Thanks,

David
mohit joshi
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Joined: Sep 23, 2000
Posts: 243
It might be a good idea to start one yourself. Looks like today the c++ market is stronger then Java market. I was looking for a c++ compiler which works on windows, and downloaded one from Intel, but it required VC++ for running.
Mohit Joshi
David Wake
Greenhorn

Joined: Apr 18, 2001
Posts: 17
Sorry: I don't understand. How can I start my own C++ certification
scheme? I am looking for something which is already established
and which has the industry recognition of the SJCP. PS: If you're looking for a C++ windows compiler, try http://sources.redhat.com/cygwin/. I use Linux myself, so I can't vouch for it.
David
You wrote:
It might be a good idea to start one yourself. Looks like today the
c++ market is stronger then Java market. I was looking for a c++
compiler which works on windows, and downloaded one from Intel, but it
required VC++ for running.
John M. Gabriele
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Joined: Feb 18, 2001
Posts: 232
dave,
heh,.. i think he was joking.
i don't know of any c++ certs either. you
might be better served by making up and completing
a project.
mohit joshi
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Joined: Sep 23, 2000
Posts: 243
No, I wasnt really joking. The way SCJP and JavaRanch has helped lot of people to reach a level of competence in Java, there is a huge potential for a similar setup for c++, So if you learn the hard way, and can start a certification exam, I am sure it is going to be popular, provided there arent existing ones already.
Regards
Mohit Joshi
Jyotsna Clarkin
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Joined: Jan 26, 2001
Posts: 158
Originally posted by mohit joshi:
So if you learn the hard way, and can start a certification exam, I am sure it is going to be popular, provided there arent existing ones already.
Regards
Mohit Joshi

Mohit -
Are you really suggesting a David Wake Certified C++ Programmer exam??? How would it gain industry recognition?
(Sorry David- no offence intended here.)
Or are you suggesting David design a C++ site similar in spirit to JavaRanch?

Jyotsna
Sameer Jamal
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Joined: Feb 16, 2001
Posts: 1870
Goto brainbench
mohit joshi
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Joined: Sep 23, 2000
Posts: 243
either. Well I am not so particular about Dave doing it, any one who feels motivated can do it.
There exists some sites today who certify people to be hired as Java programmers. Their USP is that an appointment is made by the hiring company which pays them, and the candidate has to take the test within the time given.
What I am saying is that things dont have to be of a scale of SCJP. I would much prefer to produce a mock exam first, like what Marcus Green did.
day dreams
Mohit Joshi
 
 
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