This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
I am thinking of taking SUN Java CAPS Integrator certification.
While I have a lot of experience with other EAI products such as CheckFree, I do not have any knowledge on JCAPS. Also my experience in JAVA programming is limited(about 6 months, 1 project) and I have used Eclipse IDE about 3 years ago. Before investing efforts into JCAPS would like to know the following:
How do I go about preparing for the certification? Do I need to be a JAVA expert first to learn JCAPS or with my moderate knowledge(say after brushing up) can I pursue JCAPS cert?Can the certification exam to tackled without a real life project experience? what prerequisites are needed before taking the JCAPS certification exam?
I would like to get any tips or suggestions from those who have taken the certification.