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dhiraj sardana

Joined: Jan 21, 2009
Posts: 5

Please suggest me that should i go for SCJD or SCWCD .Which certification has more industry relevence. Currently i am working in an MNC, has more interest in Core Java . I have cleared SCJP 5.0 in Jan09.

Andriy Pererva
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Joined: Jul 19, 2009
Posts: 73
Hi, dhiraj

I advise you to take SCJD first, if you current work is not related to web programming (Servlets/JSP).
This exam will give you a lot of core knowledge in Java and a good code writing experience.
In my case, I took SCWCD first, because I'm a web programmer and I'm working with JSP/Servlets/Struts etc.

SCJP 6.0(95%), SCWCD 5(94%), SCJD (working on B&S v.2.3.1)
Roel De Nijs

Joined: Jul 19, 2004
Posts: 8412

Hi dhiraj,

It all depends on what the purpose of the certification will be. If you are going for a job change and want to do web programming (jsp & servlets) definitely go for the SCWCD. If you want to prove you are a good (or excellent) java developer then do the SCJD.
When you have taken SCJD you have to wait 4 to 6 weeks for your result, so in that period you can go for the SCWCD

Kind regards,

SCJA, SCJP (1.4 | 5.0 | 6.0), SCJD
Allan Cheong
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Joined: Nov 12, 2009
Posts: 71

Hi dhiraj,

I am a web developer and I am taking SCJD first. I believe that having the core Java knowledge is more important. I see my co-workers, most (if not all) of them do not have basic understanding in Java and write and design codes without considering properly what a developer should consider.

And still, I am learning a lot such as RMI, threads, locking and etc.


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