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Basics Regarding SCEA

Jay Devan
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Joined: Dec 18, 2008
Posts: 8
Hi All,
If this question is asked before kindly highlight the thread otherwise please provide your reply. I am new to this forum and planning to prepare for the SCEA certification and quite confused with the updates here. Please correct me if my understanding is wrong.

1) SCEA have 3 parts
2) Objective test + Assignment + Essay
3) Each part cost 300$ and need to buy it separately. (300$ +300$ +300$)
4) Assignment + Essay :- Need to complete in 6 months after voucher purchase.
5) Is there any mandatory course suggested by Oracle recently added to SCEA other than earlier 3 parts (I have read in some thread that there was change after Aug 2011 not clear about it also there is some course introduce from October 2011 )
6) Is there any retirement date announced for SCEA 5?

Really appreciate your inputs as I need to quick decision on this certification.


Thanks
jd
ntumba lobo
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Joined: Oct 21, 2008
Posts: 180
yep you will have to take the mandatory course and you can add that to the total cost of the operation.


SCJP 5 , SCWCD 5, SCEA 5
Jay Devan
Greenhorn

Joined: Dec 18, 2008
Posts: 8
That's really bad!! mean 900$ + 3000$/4000$

Will it make any sense to take just the first part of SCEA and wait for some day when Oracle take away this new policy..?

Regards,
J
ntumba lobo
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Joined: Oct 21, 2008
Posts: 180
you may have to wait a long time then.
I do not see any reason why Oracle would back down so soon on the mandatory course.
Why dont you get your company to pay for the certification , that's what I did. I do not worry about the cost all
Eduardo Mineo
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Joined: Sep 26, 2011
Posts: 63

Hi Jay,

The whole drama is here: Important Changes to Java, and Oracle Solaris Certifications

Oracle has put a deadline in 27 Aug in order to people send assignment + essay and be able to retry in case of fail and keep free from mandatory course. People, like myself, who have delivered assignment + essay after 27 Aug (but, before 30 Set) won't have the Oracle's grace of being able to retry in case of fail. So, I'm crossing every finger I have.

After 30 Set, everyone will have to fulfill the Oracle's mandatory course to get Architect certification.

I also have looking for a date to SCEA 6, but didn't find out.


--eduardo
Jay Devan
Greenhorn

Joined: Dec 18, 2008
Posts: 8
Thanks eduardo..

Initially i thought this might be a bold move form Oracle to add some course to increase the authenticity of the architecture certification. But looking at the course provided i got surprised. How can Oracle fall down to such a level. Its like if you want to buy product "x" for 900$ you have to buy my "Y" product for 4k$ which is not useful. That also some crapy subjects !!

It seems there is no logic. May be am very frustrated...

JD
Anu Sharma
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Joined: Apr 16, 2008
Posts: 57
Jay Devan wrote:Hi All,
If this question is asked before kindly highlight the thread otherwise please provide your reply. I am new to this forum and planning to prepare for the SCEA certification and quite confused with the updates here. Please correct me if my understanding is wrong.

1) SCEA have 3 parts
2) Objective test + Assignment + Essay
3) Each part cost 300$ and need to buy it separately. (300$ +300$ +300$)
4) Assignment + Essay :- Need to complete in 6 months after voucher purchase.
5) Is there any mandatory course suggested by Oracle recently added to SCEA other than earlier 3 parts (I have read in some thread that there was change after Aug 2011 not clear about it also there is some course introduce from October 2011 )
6) Is there any retirement date announced for SCEA 5?

Really appreciate your inputs as I need to quick decision on this certification.


Thanks
jd



Does any one know the expiry terms for the 3 different vouchers for the exam?
I have been trolling the Oracle site for info but could not find anything specific. If the info is on the site, please accept my apologies, can you please provide me the link?

I am also under the impression that there is no requirement to attend the training before the 3 parts are completed. is that correct?


SCJP 5.0, SCBCD 5.0
Working towards OCMJEA, cleared part 1,2 and 3. Yet to attend training
Sadanandam Kurapati
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Joined: Sep 09, 2011
Posts: 78

Hi Anu, we can complete the 3 parts and also we get some kind of PDF with part I & II score with a mail from oracle that we cleared the SCEA. The only thing which you don't receive is the success kit which will have actual certificate(like graduation) and a card (credit card size). For more details please go through the following threads and I am sure it will provide you the details you are looking for.
Mandatory course for SCEA
Info about mandatory training
Order of SCEA parts

Regards,
Sadanand


SCJP1.5, SCWCD5, SCEA5
Anu Sharma
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Joined: Apr 16, 2008
Posts: 57
Sadanandam Kurapati wrote:Hi Anu, we can complete the 3 parts and also we get some kind of PDF with part I & II score with a mail from oracle that we cleared the SCEA. The only thing which you don't receive is the success kit which will have actual certificate(like graduation) and a card (credit card size). For more details please go through the following threads and I am sure it will provide you the details you are looking for.
Mandatory course for SCEA
Info about mandatory training
Order of SCEA parts

Regards,
Sadanand



Thank you Sadanand, that was very helpful..
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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