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SOA Certified Professional?

Ivan Krizsan
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Joined: Oct 04, 2006
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Does anyone have any experience with the SOA Certified Professional certification etc. offered by ?
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!
SV Rao

Joined: Sep 13, 2004
Posts: 15
Hi Ivan,

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.

Hong Anderson
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Joined: Jul 05, 2005
Posts: 1936
How about Oracle SOA certification? Have you looked into it?

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Ivan Krizsan
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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.
Best regards!
Hong Anderson
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Joined: Jul 05, 2005
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Good luck, it seems that SOA School doesn't care whether people take their exam or not.
Meg Sebastian

Joined: Jul 01, 2009
Posts: 2
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.

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Sachin Singal

Joined: Jul 10, 2009
Posts: 7
[ stop offering illegal material ]
John Pradeep.v
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Joined: Jul 21, 2008
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Hi Sebastian, Could you please let me know the materials you used for the preparation?
Kai Wähner
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Joined: Sep 16, 2009
Posts: 76
Hey guys,

I have created a report about my experiences with the SOA Certified Professional (SOACP) of I think that everyone "doing" SOA should make this certification.

Here is my report:

Best regards,
Kai Wähner (Twitter: @KaiWaehner)

My IT-blog about my experiences with: Java / JEE, IT Conferences and IT Certifications

I agree. Here's the link:
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