I've got a question concerning the following two exams:
Which of them makes more sense to pass? Initially I've been preparing myself for the 2nd ("Java Enterprise Edition 5 Web Component Developer Certified Professional Exam") but recently I've realised that there's another the 1st "Java EE 6 Web Component Developer Certified Expert Exam". I'm a bit confused right now what is a better choice since both Exam topics are +- the same. I'm somewhere in the middle of this book:
http://www.amazon.de/Head-First-Design-Patterns-Loukides/dp/0596007124 and I'm considering a purchase of these tests:
http://enthuware.com/index.php/mock-exams/oracle-certified-expert/scwcd-questions which from the id "Exam Number: 1Z0-858" match rather the 2nd exam but from the name - the 1st. I'm totally lost... if someone could clarify what is what and which certificate is more prospective for the future... I'd be grateful.
The link that you've quoted for the mock exam is for the older version. The names of both the exams - the old and the new are same except the EE version. Old is EE 5 and new is EE 6. The exam codes are different as well. Whenever you have a confusion, go with the Exam Code. 1Z0_858 is old 1Z0_899 is new. Mock exams for both the certifications show the matching exam code for clarity.
The second edition of that book is better (published 2008 instead of 2004), but still not targeting the EE6 version of the exam.
Just read the stories in the SCWCD links, they will provide you with more information what is needed to pass this new exam.
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Thanks. So the book covers some older stuff but I guess it's not really out of this new SCWCD scope... So I've got a problem either make use of the book I have and prepare myself for the old exam or make extra work apart from the book and take up the new version. Is the new version really more significant on the market and if you were me would you consider still the old scwcd or it makes no sense any more to take up an outdated exam?
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