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What Should I DO now

pankaj vijay
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Hi all
20 days before i have done SCBCD but now i am confuse that what to do next???
Should i go for SCMAD. Or should i try for a better job first Because presently my job is not as good as it should be...
Or should i read something else.that may be profitable for me.???

what to do please suggest me something...................................


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Ulf Dittmer
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Well, what was your goal in taking the SCBCD exam? Have you reached that goal yet?


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Deepika Joshi
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Well, what was your goal in taking the SCBCD exam? Have you reached that goal yet?

that's good question, I am preparing for SCBCD, to learn (latest) EJB & bonus is JPA knowledge.

From Job point of view I would go for Web Service as next, and if you are keen to new job search I would suggest Web Service (is in huge demand) & JWS cert would be valueable to you resume.

All the best
Cameron Wallace McKenzie
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Java certification, and advancing your career, are things that can be done at the same time. Study for your next exam, while at the same time, looking for better opportunities in the field.

Good luck! With your aggressive attitude towards advancement, you'll go far.

-Cameron McKenzie
pankaj vijay
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Thanks to all for reply. but i am still confused.

As Ulf Dittmer said that your goal is achieved or not --so my goal was to get a good job that is not achieved
but i hope that will be achieved but at present i want to utilize time thats why i am asking what to do next???

Deepika thanks for suggestion but i have one doubt that web services & EJB as i think both are completely different so whats the profit if i go for jws. As i think it would be like that i am doing SCJP & asp.net certificate both are in different direction. probably i don't have idea about jws. but if ejb & WS both are absolutely different then what will be the profit because i can do only one job either in EJB or in WS. please please tell me something about this that if both are related or different ???

Thanks Cameron Wallace McKenzie for complement but my doubt is still uncleared . please suggest me that for which certification i should go??? should i go for SCMAD??? If ejb & SCMAD both are related somehow.....
i mean in exact way what should i do???
its justs huge confusion for me

Thanks to all
Ulf Dittmer
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pankaj vijay wrote:so my goal was to get a good job that is not achieved

Well, it's not clear that any particular certification -or all of them- can help you achieve this. Certifications are only a small part of what's considered during hiring (and there are job markets where they aren't considered at all).

What's your definition of a "good" job, especially in comparison to your current one? What would need to change to make it "good"?

(As to the SCMAD exam, I think there are very few jobs where both mobile Java and EJB knowledge was equally prized, so I'd say that's very unlikely to provide a boost to your resume.)
Deepika Joshi
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web services & EJB as i think both are completely different so whats the profit if i go for jws.

try following

http://java.sun.com/javaee/5/docs/tutorial/doc/
Servlets, JSP, JSF, EJB, JWS, Security, JMS, TX, CA are integral parts of JEE.

You must be having good command on Servlets, JSP, JSF, EJB.
Next thing could JWS.


As i think it would be like that i am doing SCJP & asp.net certificate both are in different direction

No.

probably i don't have idea about jws.

Ture.

but if ejb & WS both are absolutely different then what will be the profit because i can do only one job either in EJB or in WS.

You are EJB Certified, so I will stick with Web Service part, will share basic information about JWS,
JWS - used for A2A (EAI) or for B2B
A2A - Applicatio 2 application communication (if you want to use service from a different application (project) with in your organisation)
B2B - Business 2 Business, you can search about web service for a specific operation in UDDI (collection of web services), and get its WSDL (how to use web service) and call the service. JWS can communicate WS written in .net/c++/any other language
UDDI, WSDL, XML, SOAP are basics of Web service, simply ignore the terms for a moment if you are not aware.

Why don;t you read article on JWS or spend 2-3 days on basic knowledge and then decide what you want to do?

Good Luck.


Bod Toki
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I pretty much agree with most of the responses you have gotten so far.

So if you are asking about what exam to take next, I can give you a few hints. Seeing that you are SCJP and SCBCD... here are the others:

-SCWCD: There are more web jobs out there and I'm guessing that most people working with EJBs would be giving their projects a web face.
-SCDJWS: Like you probably know, you can open a webservice frontend to your EJBs so you might want to take a deep into what java web services are all about.
-SCMAD: Coding experience here is a little different. You won't be calling EJBs from here, but you can sure connect to some server and have it run business logic and return data to you.
-SCEA: Enterprise Architect. If this is your aim, you'd want to give yourself some experience developing software first. And if you've got some extra cash and exam study time to throw around, you may consider taking most of the other exams and cap it up with the SCEA.
-SCJA: You probably won't be needing this exam.
-NetBeans: I don't know about this one (now that Oracle's got SUN)... but then, your choice.

Also... you're not limited to SUN exams. You can also consider exams from Microsoft, Oracle, IBM, (I guess there used to be JBoss), etc. and a wide range of other technologies like DB, System Admin, XML, etc.
There are so many combination sets available. Just think about what your aims are (such as type of job you're interested in)... and follow that path. What I find is that people who work in small teams usually have a wide knowledge set (because they take several roles)... while those working in larger teams usually specialize in particular fields.

IMO... you should give yourself time to investigate other technologies... You may want to play with the Java EE tutorial. It's light and wide... and can help you decide on what you'd love to do next. No need to rush into another exam just yet.

...Hope this helps.
pankaj vijay
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Thanks a lot to all of you..
I was not expecting that i will get such a good response
thanks Bod Toki & Deepika ..your suggestions are really very nice...
thanks for helping me to decide that for what i should go...
Cameron Wallace McKenzie
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Well...Don't keep us in suspense. What have you decided?

-Cameron McKenzie
pankaj vijay
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Cameron my decision is ...........my decision is .......................my decision is

ok enough fun

i have decided not to go for any other certification at this time & try to improve knowledge whatever i know. for eg. i mentioned in my resume struts & Ejb ,so better to improve this knowledge. because in Ejb i have only theoretical knowledge not enough practical knowledge. so it will be better to spend some time on it. after this i should spend some time on JWS ,JMS etc. so that i can decide that which one is good for me..

one more important thing i have 1 year exp. & from joining time i am doing study so better to enjoy some time with beer & movies & try to make a g.f.
how's my idea cameron ???
pankaj vijay
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please don't mind on my little funny answer
 
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