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Value for SCEA ?

karthikeyan kumar

Joined: May 19, 2009
Posts: 19

I understand we are all really working/worked hard to get the SCEA certification for all the 3 levels. But after passing this how are we going to market this to improve career or our salary ?

After becoming an SCEA what are all our options ? Can we try some big companies like IBM or SUN (ORACLE) ?

I still hear some of my co-workers saying this is all waste of time and why do we need this certifications ? But from my perspective i learned a lot and it gave me an idea of how i should architect an application and also how to solve the design problems.

Did any of you get recognized for this SCEA certification? Please share your experience. I understand the economy is bad but people still get good jobs. So please advise.


Cameron Wallace McKenzie
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Joined: Aug 26, 2006
Posts: 4968

I find that it carries alot of clout in the job interview. Just one more thing to put you above the competition.

-Cameron McKenzie
Paul Michael
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Joined: Jul 02, 2001
Posts: 697
After I got my SCEA, I then moved to PHP, Adobe Flex and iPhone development!

Seriously, I still spend majority of my time working in Java (part of my time is spent on the things mentioned above) but the company I work for is relatively small and they don't care what credentials you have as long as get the job done.

For now, my SCEA is just a line in my blog which somehow adds a little "authority" to the things I say in it.

Even if it has little value in itself in my career, I still think that taking SCEA is a good learning experience.

SCJP 1.2 (89%), SCWCD 1.3 (94%), IBM 486 (90%), SCJA Beta (96%), SCEA (91% / 77%), SCEA 5 P1 (77%), SCBCD 5 (85%)
Hong Anderson
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Joined: Jul 05, 2005
Posts: 1936
SCEA is probably the easiest architecture certification to get, don't rely on it too much.

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
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