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.
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
Joined: Oct 14, 2008
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.