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Options besides SCEA/OCMJEA

Manish Hatwalne
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I was considering SCEA (or OCMJEA as Oracle likes to call it), but as i have found out - Oracle has made it way too expensive now to even consider it. Besides - I don't think any of those courses add any value to me. So what are the alternative, reputed architect certificates that one can consider? I am not keen on product specific certificates such as the ones IBM offers?

Any other internationally respected architect certification that you can recommend?

TIA,
- Manish
Manish Hatwalne
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Any pointers/inputs would be highly appreciated!

TIA,
- Manish
Ranganathan Kaliyur Mannar
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The only thing that comes to my mind is IBM's UML exams - I think there are 3 or 4 levels and I don't think this is linked to their products. I also remember it covers UML + OOAD.


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SCJP 1.4, OCMJEA/SCEA 5.0.
s patnaik
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How about TOGAF certification?

SCJP 5, OCPJP7, OCMJEA 5
Manish Hatwalne
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s patnaik wrote:How about TOGAF certification?


Haven't heard of it before! Could you please let me know more about it? Especially, its reputation in the industry, difficulty level & requirements.

TIA,
- Manish
s patnaik
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I do not know a lot about TOGAF. TOGAF certification was an alternative certification that people were suggesting when I was deciding whether or not to get OCMJEA certified.
OCMJEA is a certification which is mostly centred around architecting your solution around JEE though they do claim that it does not need to be.
In contrast, TOGAF is a generic enterprise architectural approach not specific to a technology. You can find out more about TOGAF here
Its definitely not like comparing apple to apple. But you know, if architect certification is what one is interested in then....
I opted for OCMJEA just because I am a JEE professional and I still had time before the useless mandatory training came into effect.

Here are some informative discussions on architect certifications -
http://www.coderanch.com/t/156597/java-Architect-SCEA/certification/SOA-TOGAF-certification
http://www.coderanch.com/t/494953/java-Architect-SCEA/certification/IT-Architech-Certification

Hope that helps...

Manish Hatwalne
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s patnaik wrote:I do not know a lot about TOGAF. TOGAF certification was an alternative certification that people were suggesting when I was deciding whether or not to get OCMJEA certified.
OCMJEA is a certification which is mostly centred around architecting your solution around JEE though they do claim that it does not need to be.
In contrast, TOGAF is a generic enterprise architectural approach not specific to a technology. You can find out more about TOGAF here
Its definitely not like comparing apple to apple. But you know, if architect certification is what one is interested in then....
I opted for OCMJEA just because I am a JEE professional and I still had time before the useless mandatory training came into effect.

Here are some informative discussions on architect certifications -
http://www.coderanch.com/t/156597/java-Architect-SCEA/certification/SOA-TOGAF-certification
http://www.coderanch.com/t/494953/java-Architect-SCEA/certification/IT-Architech-Certification

Hope that helps...



Thanks a lot, but both discussions look bit dated! I mean first one is 208 thread & second one is 2010. Is it still true that TOGAF is valid only for 2 years? They seem to have 2 step process now.
 
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