Does anyone have any experience with the SOA Certified Professional certification etc. offered by http://www.soaschool.com/ ?
Perhaps anyone can recommend other SOA-related certifications?
Looking at their licensing, I get the impression that the validity of a passed certification may, at any time, be canceled due to, for instance:
- Changing employer.
- The certification expiring (nothing further clarifying the lifetime of a certification).
- SOASchool requiring passing additional tests to stay certified.
This make their certifications seem like a poor investment to me. I wrote a letter and asked them to clarify, but have not received any reply.
Thanks in advance!
Recently I saw the same website. I liked their contents of the certification and the segregation of the areas in SOA. I have felt IBM SOA certification is a bit IBM centric and is full of theory which really cannot be translated in to practical areas during implementing SOA Projects.
Others, please provide us with more information on this interesting SOASchool Certification.
How about Oracle SOA certification? Have you looked into it?
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
Joined: Oct 04, 2006
So, now I received a mail but it just told me they have updated the legal agreement, no answers to my questions regarding the lifetime of the certification etc.
I cannot spend time, effort or money on something that is not clear to me, so I will take a look at the Oracle certification instead.
Joined: Jul 05, 2005
Good luck, it seems that SOA School doesn't care whether people take their exam or not.
Hey there! I've completed the first exam and am headed for the second this weekend. I find the material very interesting and relevant to what I'm doing. From my perspective the certification is valid and not that cost prohibitive. I highly recommend it--even if I'm not sure the lifespan of the certification. While others have a different perspective on that (which I completely respect), for me it has been very valuable.