Monday, March 7, 2011

Oracle Java Architect certification updated

From August 1st, some pre-requisites will be added to the Java Developer and Java Architect certifications (Details here). Basically, you'll need to have attend some training courses. Expensive ones. Like 3000 dollars. Ouch. But that's not all. That will be 3000 bucks for the basic Java programming course. Wait, wait. I already have a few Java certifications in my pocket, do I need to do a basic course ? It looks like so.

The approved trainings for "Oracle Certified Master, Java EE 5 Enterprise Architect" are:

  • Java Programming Language, Java SE 6
  • Object-Oriented Analysis and Design Using UML
  • Developing Applications for the Java EE 6 Platform
  • Developing Architectures for Enterprise Java Applications

I clearly don't want to take "Java Programming Language, Java SE 6". I'd prefer to take "Developing Applications for the Java EE 6 Platform" instead. But that course says :
Required Prerequisites:

  • Experience with the Java programming language
  • Familiarity with object serialization
  • Familiarity with relational database theory and the basics of structured query language (SQL)
  • Familiarity with the use of an IDE
  • Java Programming Language, Java SE 6 (SL-275-SE6)

What ? I need to waste money on that "Java Programming Language, Java SE 6" course ?

"Developing Architectures for Enterprise Java Applications" is even worse. You need both "Object-Oriented Analysis and Design Using UML" and "Developing Applications for the Java EE 6 Platform" (which implies that you also need "Java Programming Language, Java SE 6"). I leave you calculate how much it costs to take that course.

(the content of this blog entry originally comes from my post at Coderanch. Check that thread for some more up to date news on this topic.)


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