All about the new SCMAD Certification Exam

Written by Whizlabs Software

Summary: The mobile market is envisioned asrepparttar next technological wave by leading industry experts. But due to fragmented nature ofrepparttar 109341 mobile market, with various manufacturers competing to get their share ofrepparttar 109342 pie, Java is once again poised to berepparttar 109343 best programming language forrepparttar 109344 mobile market with its Write Once, Run Anywhere technology. This article will help you understandrepparttar 109345 objectives, preparation requirements, and resources available for this prestigious certification by Sun Microsystems.


The mobile market is envisioned asrepparttar 109346 next technological wave by leading industry experts. With approximately 150 million mobile phones - roughly 3 timesrepparttar 109347 user base as that of desktop computers - it might well berepparttar 109348 case. Due torepparttar 109349 fragmented nature ofrepparttar 109350 mobile market, with various manufacturers competing to get their share ofrepparttar 109351 pie, Java is once again poised to berepparttar 109352 best programming language forrepparttar 109353 mobile market with its Write Once, Run Anywhere technology.

The specifications aroundrepparttar 109354 Java for Wireless Technology initiative have been proposed and backed by most ofrepparttar 109355 leading mobile phone manufacturers (Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Siemens, T-Mobile, to name a few) and hence, one can expect device support and continued innovation.

The Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME) offers a highly optimized virtual machine which can be used to run Java applications on devices ranging from resource constrained devices like smart cards, pagers, and mobile phones to high end devices like handheld computers and set-top boxes.

Keepingrepparttar 109356 limitations ofrepparttar 109357 mobile devices - both in size and in memory - in mind,repparttar 109358 Java Community Process has developed a series of standards constructed in a modular fashion to ensure that various features are standardized while keepingrepparttar 109359 architecture at an abstract level.

Whilerepparttar 109360 J2ME itself includes a lot of other features and is also not limited to mobile phones,repparttar 109361 certification concentrates onrepparttar 109362 developer's ability to create and install programs for mobile devices, such as cell phones and Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs).

You might want to consider taking this exam

·If you are already into writing J2ME applications for mobile devices and want to be recognized for your skills. ·If you are a developer who has already written a few programs for wireless devices,repparttar 109363 preparation will give you in-depth knowledge of various concepts. ·If you are a seasoned J2SE/J2EE developer and want to start writing highly optimized Java applications for mobile devices, this certification is a jump-start for achievingrepparttar 109364 same. ·If you do not have too much of an idea about technologies like Wireless Programming or Game Programming, preparing for this certification will be a great incentive to get a foothold in this technology. ·If you want to learn and masterrepparttar 109365 cutting-edge technologies that are roundrepparttar 109366 corner.

This article will provide a basic understanding ofrepparttar 109367 scope ofrepparttar 109368 certification and will also give details aboutrepparttar 109369 certification along withrepparttar 109370 useful resources to get started.

What you need to know?

The Sun Certified Mobile Application Developer (SCMAD) testsrepparttar 109371 developer's knowledge inrepparttar 109372 following five specifications.

Java Technology forrepparttar 109373 Wireless Industry (JTWI 1.0)JSR-185 Connected, Limited, Device Configuration (CLDC 1.0/1.1)JSR-030/JSR-139 Mobile Information Device Profile (MIDP 2.0)JSR-118 Wireless Messaging API (WMA 1.1)JSR-120 Mobile Media API (MMAPI 1.1)JSR-135

Exam Information


You should have passedrepparttar 109374 Sun Certified Java Programmer (SCJP) - any version - to appear for this exam.


Details ofrepparttar 109375 certification objectives can be found atrepparttar 109376 Sun website. The major objectives are

1.JTWI (JSR 185) and Overview / JTWI-compliant Wireless Applications 2.CLDC 1.0/1.1 3.Security (both CLDC and MIDP) 4.Networking 5.Application Model/ Delivery/Lifecycle/Provisioning 6.MIDP Persistent Storage 7.Push Registry 8.MIDP UI API 9.MIDP Game API 10.Media using MIDP 2.0 andrepparttar 109377 Mobile Media API 1.1 (MMAPI) 11.Wireless Messaging API 1.1 (WMA)

Passing Score & Time

The exam consists of 68 questions, andrepparttar 109378 pass percentage is 55%. The time allotted forrepparttar 109379 exam is 150 minutes. The fee forrepparttar 109380 exam is $150 for U.S. candidates and might vary for other countries. Please visitrepparttar 109381 Sun certification website for more details.

What you need to do? This exam might be slightly tougher thanrepparttar 109382 other exams sincerepparttar 109383 technology is fairly new andrepparttar 109384 community support is limited.

Sincerepparttar 109385 API set is relatively small, you can coverrepparttar 109386 topics quickly. On an average, it should take you around a week to cover each topic if you are familiar with Java and have written or attempted to write a few programs using J2ME. If you are new to wireless programming, you might want to allocate around 2-3 months (2 hours a day at least) for preparation.

To prepare forrepparttar 109387 exam, it we recommend that you dorepparttar 109388 following:

1.Downloadrepparttar 109389 Java Wireless Toolkit (2.0 or above). 2.If you have a J2ME enabled cell phone, downloadrepparttar 109390 toolkit from that vendor. For example, Nokia and Sony provide free toolkits and emulators that will help you program in those devices. 3.Downloadrepparttar 109391 PDF versions ofrepparttar 109392 specifications mentioned above.

The best way to get an idea about wireless programming is to actually write some programs and deploy them to a cell phone. This will go a long way in your preparation, sincerepparttar 109393 creation and delivery of wireless applications is quite different from that ofrepparttar 109394 standard or enterprise applications. You should develop at least one program for each specification to get a feel ofrepparttar 109395 API. Some ofrepparttar 109396 programs you might want to develop are

Social Capital A Must For Indian IT Companies To Move Into IT Consulting, Says Professor From George Mason University

Written by J.L. Gandhi

Sincerepparttar mid 1980s, several Indian firms have gained significant market share inrepparttar 109340 U.S. in software services, IT outsourcing and IT consulting. Prof. Tojo Thatchenkery, Professor of Organizational Learning & Knowledge Management at George Mason University, has coined a term “Indian Social Capital” to describerepparttar 109341 positive characteristics and competencies attributed torepparttar 109342 Indian software professionals operating overseas. He has done extensive research to use this concept of Indian social capital to explain howrepparttar 109343 Indian firms, initially branded as “utilitarian body shops" have quickly climbed uprepparttar 109344 value chain from subcontractors to full contractors and then to something close to consulting firms.

Based on research on several firms in this domain, he has proposed that transitioning torepparttar 109345 next value chain of consulting status requires a different set of competencies and mindset. Further,repparttar 109346 same organizational mobility and glass-ceiling issuesrepparttar 109347 Indian Americans inrepparttar 109348 U.S. face as they try to move uprepparttar 109349 corporate hierarchy are likely to adversely impactrepparttar 109350 Indian firms efforts to move uprepparttar 109351 value chain. He presented research to show thatrepparttar 109352 “value migration trajectory” thatrepparttar 109353 Indian ITES firms have worked very hard to set in motion is unlikely to launch them ontorepparttar 109354 IT consulting arena. Instead, a different trajectory based on a new appreciation regarding how social capital shapes business decision atrepparttar 109355 highest level will need to be set in motion, therefore IT firms will have to actively manage this process of social capital formation to overcomerepparttar 109356 entry barriers.

The talk organized by Sona Institute of Advanced Studies (SIAS) was well attended by a large number of senior executives from leading IT and BPO organizations. SIAS is a part ofrepparttar 109357 Sona Valliappa Educational Group, which owns and runs Educational Institutions (Sona College of Technology, Sona School of Management & Thiagarajar Polytechnic at Salem) where over 5000 students study on campus.

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