Oracle Certified Master, Java EE 5 Enterprise Architect

Today I have received very long awaited email from Oracle:

Congratulations! You have passed the Oracle Certified Master, Java EE 5 Enterprise Architect certification. You are among the elite 1% of certified Java professionals who have gone on to achieve the Java Enterprise Architect certification.

I was waiting for the result for almost 4 months since I’ve finished the last part of the certification process and started to fear that I won’t pass while reading on JavaRanch about problems some people had with the diagrams.

Anyway, now I know what it is to be a certified architect 😉

2 responses on “Oracle Certified Master, Java EE 5 Enterprise Architect

  1. Tomasz Dziurko December 17, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    Congratulations! I am really impressed by those who were able to reach the highest level of Oracle certifications for Java developers.
    And now, do you feel that it was worth it? Because after passing two Java certs I am struggling to motivate myself to start preparations to another one. Mainly due to some internal feeling that such certificate will not make me a better developer than if I spend this amount of time learning Scala or something more interesting than many meaningless details of API 🙂

  2. admin December 19, 2011 at 9:12 am

    Hey Tomasz! First of all this certificate is a bit different than the SCJP or SCWCD and others, its more practical and the biggest and most challenging part of this certificate is the assignment where you have to actually architect the solution (or part of it). I cannot say its really difficult but for sure its fun 🙂 (especially when you don’t have to pay for it from your own pocket). At the end of the day it always depends what motivates you to learn smth new (for me certifications were a good motivation – for sure its fun and provides nice CV entry). Discussion about certifications can go on and on, some people consider it useless and some people don’t, I believe that the most important fact is that you actually learn something and it doesn’t matter if its a certification or a small personal, never finished, project to learn for example Scala 🙂

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