I completed the Developer exam a number of months back. I have not been getting alot of worthwhile Java experience in my current role, but any Java job adds (in Sydney at least) are for J2EE.
Problem is I need to leave current role to get worthwhile Java experience, but do not have J2EE experience. Since completion of the Developer exam, I have done some independant work on JDBC, JavaBeans, Networking/RMI etc, so I feel comfortable with these areas which are outside the developer exam.
One option I am thinking about is doing the new Sun Certified Business Component Developer exam to get some enterprise knowhow at least. However I do not want to end up with a string of certifications and little experience.
As many opinions on this as possible would be appreciated.
Joined: Jul 18, 2004
What is "current role"?
SCJP 1.4<br />(WIP) SCJD B&S v2.3.3
Joined: Jul 28, 2003
End up doing mostly developmental testing in C/Perl/VBA and some Java