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Is it worth to take SCBCD certification?

Shobhan Ganta
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Joined: Nov 11, 2010
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Howdy Ranchers,

I would like to know whether it's worth to put effort in taking SCBCD certification any more as there are a lot of open source frameworks(e.g, spring) around. I know it's worth for those who have been working extensively on EJB's.
But I am wondering how important is this certification in the present/future market?

Please let me know your thoughts

Thanks
Shobhan
Christophe Verré
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J2EE is big, and knowing about EJB is far from being useless. You may have to use EJB at work. Maybe not. Nevertheless, I think it's still worth studying about it. Not necessarily taking a certification. But if you're serious about it, it's kind of rewarding to pass the certification.


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Praveen Sharma
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Christophe,
Even I have this question. Now with lot of new projects opting for Spring to manage transaction and beans I rarely see companies asking for EJB professionals.
I am afraid of the scenario where I invest time and effort for the certification and I don't get to use it in the future I will feel that the efforts got wasted.
I would rather go for the architect certification and learn Spring on my own (can't take up Spring Certification due to the cost factor ... ).
Any suggestions.


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Christophe Verré
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Whatever you study, it'll never be a waste. It will always be a benefit. Even if you don't use it. The more you know the better. If you don't want to know ejbs from a to z, then you may be more interested by the architect certification, which requires only a basic understanding of ejbs.
Praveen Sharma
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Thanks Christophe. I completely agree with you on this that knowledge is never wasted.
For the moment I am targeting the architect exam.
Shobhan Ganta
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Joined: Nov 11, 2010
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Hi Christophe,

Thanks for your reply. My question is not knowing/learning about EJB's but getting certified. I have quite lot of experience working on EJB 2.0/3.0 specification. my point here is how importance does EJB certification carry in the present market?

Thanks
Shobhan
 
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