I am still working on the SCJP certification but I am thinking about next steps after this.
What sort of people and what type of work is best suited for the SCBCD certification?
What would be best to take next in terms of marketability, SCBCD, SCJD, or SCWCD?
Don't know the answer to this, but I recently completed the SCJD project and found it extremely rewarding. One learns:
design patterns locking
how to get computers speaking over a network.
different architectural approaches, etc.
I also had looked at the web compotent stuff, but you wish to build your confidence up as regards Java, definitive the SCJD project is the way to go.
This also depends of course on which area you prefer, for example, if you wish to learn about web development, you do the web development course.
I have found anyway doing the SCJD project is a great foundation for the other certificates as one gets a greater overall understanding of Java.
Just concentrate on the SCJP exam thought because it is tough if you have just started learning Java.
Hope this helps.
Joined: Apr 03, 2010
Thank you for the advice, and most likely I will take the SCJD path as I am more on the programmer/analyst
side of things than the IT side. I have managed to get an idea from the Head First Guide to EJB, and it sounds
like I am better suited for another route.
Mark O' Sullivan
Joined: Aug 17, 2009
Good, if you're on the programmer/analyst definite take SCJD route. You can always specialist in the other sectors after quite quickly. When you need help with this, go to the appropriate forum. By the way as regards sample exams for the SCJP exam, the software most similar to the actual exam is the "enthuware" sample ones and they are graded esay to very hard. If you know these well, you have a very good chance of passing the exam. They're also very reasonably priced.