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owns the market for PCs. Developers can't afford to ignore Microsoft
developers have a choice of earning two different credentials to
validate Microsoft .NET knowledge and skills:
Certified Application Developer (MCAD) and Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD).
Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD) is Microsoft's
base-level developer certification. "MCADs use Microsoft technologies
to develop and maintain department-level applications, components, Web
or desktop clients, or back-end data services".
MCSD, MCAD doesn't define solutions or create specifications for
customers or design the system software architecture. MCAD focus is
writing code for specific functions or components of an application.
the MCAD credential is a step towards earning the MCSD credential for
those who want more advancement in Microsoft software development.
achieve MCAD, you must pass three exams, including two core exams and an
Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD) for Microsoft .NET
credential is the "top-level certification for advanced developers who
design and develop leading-edge enterprise solutions, using Microsoft
development tools and technologies as well as the Microsoft .NET".
the MCSD requires passing five exams, including four core exams and an
elective. Every exam towards the MCAD also counts for the MCSD
is a major product of Sun Microsystems. Java is regarded as the ideal environment for network computing because it
runs across all platforms - "from servers to cell phones to smart
cards" - network-based, web-based.
platform independence has made Java programmers one of the most
sought-after technology specialists.
Programmers must utilize various features of Java, including language
fundamentals, object-oriented design principles, execution threads and
Certified Programmer for the Java 2 Platform 1.4 is the most widely
recognized certification for Java programmers.
is for "programmers interested in demonstrating proficiency in the
fundamentals of the Java programming language using the Java 2 Platform,
Standard Edition (J2SE technology)."
Sun's Certified Programmer for the Java 2 Platform 1.4 requires
passing one exam, CX-310-035. It has no prerequisites. It deals with
Basic language features such as access specifiers, operators, and other
keywords. It also covers threads and multithreading strategies, as well
as user-interface design with layout managers. Also, if you already hold
this certification for a version prior to 1.4, there is a one-exam
Certified Developer for the Java 2 Platform Sun's
second-level certification for Java is designed for Java developers. It
is available for Java 2 platform. The Developer Exam, is a more
free-form exercise in which programmers write custom code, based on a
specification from Sun. It requires you to be able to build custom
client/server software, and how to use Remote Method Invocation (RMI)
and other advanced
Developer certification requires Programmer certification as a
Step 1 - Sun
Certified Developer for Java 2 Platform, Programming
Step 2 - Sun
Certified Developer for Java 2 Platform, Essay Exam
the database field, Oracle is the recognized market leader. This creates
a need for Oracle Database Administrators as well as Application Developers.
This page contains information on Oracle
Application Developers. Oracle
Application Developers develop applications on Oracle. This requires sound
understanding and grasp of SQL, PL/SQL, and the ability to develop
Internet applications using Form Builder and Report Builder.
individuals who develop applications using Oracle9i.
must first achieve the Associate certification on this track. You must
pass one additional exam: Exam #1Z1-141 Oracle9i Forms Developer: Build
Application Developer or Database Administrator
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