Few months back i cleared SCJP exam and now planning to do some other java exam. I'm interested in Web service but some people say that Web component developers have more opportunities than Web service developers.
Please advice me on this and let me know which of these fields has better future and more job opportunities.
i think whatever you personally find more interesting is the cert you'd better be taking. whatever people tell you about "better future" always keep in mind that possibly some super-language/the-code-generating-supertool will make servlets/jsp/j2ee obsolete in some years, so better think about becoming an it-allrounder but another niche-nerd. i think today j2ee is still big and web-services (soap) are on the rise so maybe take both exams and see where it'll get you.
I also had the same dilemma over the weekend. I passed SCJP this passed Saturday and now was wondering whether to go for SCWCD or SCDJWS. I went through lots of threads and finally decided to go for SCWCD for the following reason :-
1. SCWCD is easier than SCDJWS (which is considered to be the toughest one) and also its scope is less, therefore you could clear it in much less time.
2. The best book is available - Head First Servlets and JSPs by K & B & B. The good book (from Osborne)is still in works for SCDJWS, I dont expect it until next year.People have been waiting for it for long.
3. More companies today use Servlets/JSPs than SOAP/WSDL/UDDI etc therefore more job opportunities.
4. If you want to put nice words on your resume and that too quickly, go for SCWCD now, and then go for SCDJWS.
SCJP 1.5<br />SCWCD 1.4
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