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Lakmal Abeysekara

Joined: Oct 14, 2008
Posts: 9
Hi everyone,
I did my SCWCD exam last week.
Am I eligible to do SCBCD and SCMAD?
What should I do first?

Thank You!
Mihai Radulescu
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Joined: Sep 18, 2003
Posts: 918

Hi Lakmal,

I recommend you the SCBCD, I am in a similar situation. The web developer exam prepares you for the client-presentation (the front end) layer and the business developer exam prepares you for the back end part.


Hong Anderson
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Joined: Jul 05, 2005
Posts: 1936
It depends.
If you're a web application developer go for SCBCD, if you're a J2ME developer go for SCMAD.

SCJA 1.0, SCJP 1.4, SCWCD 1.4, SCBCD 1.3, SCJP 5.0, SCEA 5, SCBCD 5; OCUP - Fundamental, Intermediate and Advanced; IBM Certified Solution Designer - OOAD, vUML 2; SpringSource Certified Spring Professional
Mikalai Zaikin
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Joined: Jun 04, 2002
Posts: 3236
As Kengkaj said, it depends.

However, if you in this moment don't have any project fr particular technology, I would recommend to take SCBCD.

1. Mobile Java market is very weak (IMHO). Least popular forum at JavaRanch certification section.
2. SCBCD 5 includes JPA. So, it will help you to work with Hibernate framework later.


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Bobby Sharma
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Joined: Mar 18, 2008
Posts: 574

If you love game programming , then for JAVA ME certification.

or Listen to what Kengkaj and Mikalai say.

best regards,

Back to Java , again.
Lakmal Abeysekara

Joined: Oct 14, 2008
Posts: 9
Thank you all for your replies.

SCJP 1.4
Dilshan Edirisuriya
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Joined: Apr 22, 2006
Posts: 299
Hi Lakmal, Seems like you are from Sri Lanka. So considering about the Sri Lankan IT industry better to go for SCBCD.

Dilshan Edirisuriya SCJP1.4, SCWCD1.4, SCBCD 5
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