Web Services is the way of the future my friend. And by the time you're done with that, JSF Certification... there's always a certification you can go for... Just don't get ahead of yourself. By the time you do SCWCD, there may be 12 new Certificates you're interested in.
Oracle Certified Professional: Java SE 6 Programmer
Oracle Certified Expert: Java EE 6 Web Component Developer
Oracle Certified Expert: Java EE 6 Enterprise JavaBeans Developer
Linux certifications, such as RCHA or RHCE, LPI, CompTia Linux+ or CISSP for security.
SCJP 5.0, SCWCD 1.4, SCBCD 1.3, SCDJWS 1.4
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And why do you think JSF will not spread? To me it appears there is no Java alternative. Is front-end web in Java doomed, then?
JSF has been around for years, and not become nearly as ubiquitous as Struts used to be - there is no reason to assume it ever will; many people have misgivings about its complicated architecture. There is in fact an endless variety of alternatives: Struts, Stripes, Seam, etc. A library need not be blessed by Sun to be successful, and being so blessed is not always a mark of merit (see EJB 2.x). There are many discussions about this in the Application Frameworks forum and elsewhere.