This week's book giveaway is in the OCPJP forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA/OCP Java SE 7 Programmer I & II Study Guide and have Kathy Sierra & Bert Bates on-line! See this thread for details.
Hello friend, it is been a long time since the last time I created a new topic in this SCJD sub forum.
I have something in my mind regarding the other Sun Java advanced certifications. Why they don't share the same style with SCJD ? I think the right way to assess our skill to develop an application (be it desktop, mobile phone, or enterprise) is the SCJD's style. I don't think by answering multiple-choice questions implies that we are a good developer. In SCJP, I think it's okay to assess someone's understanding in Java programming language by answering multiple-choice questions.
I agree with you. By the way be careful, you should write assess and not asses which makes us think of something completely different. .
My theory on this is perhaps Sun wanted to pilot this new certification approach with SCJD and see how it plays out. Don't forget certification is a business and Sun also wants a reasonable profit from that activity. Maybe it turns out the SCJD approach is too costly for them to adopt at large for other certifications.
You have to think that they need to hire qualified human beings to correct the SCJD submissions which is not needed for multiple-choice exams. They also had to develop software to test the SCJD submissions and so forth.
Just my 2cents,
SCJP 1.4 and 6.0, SCJD
Jeffry Kristianto Yanuar
Joined: Oct 01, 2007
Guillaume Jeudy wrote:I agree with you. By the way be careful, you should write assess and not asses which makes us think of something completely different. .