Wow!!! Finally I have started writing my own blog on my own domain. It feels nice. I will start with one of my most happiest moments of life which is passing Oracle Certified Master, Java EE 5 Enterprise Architect certification(OCMJEA), previously known as Sun Certified Enterprise Architect (SCEA).

On Dec 08 2011, I received the most awaited email from Oracle.

Hi Shashikant,
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 reading the email again and again, just to make sure that I am not in dream but then I realized that it was reality. After waiting for almost 10 weeks I was very excited. It is one of the most happiest moments of life. Finally the efforts paid through. I spent many sleepless nights in preparing for this certification for a reason that Oracle was introducing the mandatory course from Oct 01 2011 and I wanted to clear the certification before that. I got very less time for preparation due to office work load and having 2 children who are very demanding.

Here are my details

Part I: August 27, 2011 Score 85%
Part II: Sept 22, 2011 Score 149/160 (Assignment: Big Smokes Cigar Shop)
Part III: Sept 27, 2011

I have met all the requirements in this accreditation track and has joined the elite group of Oracle Certified Professionals who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence using Oracle’s leading technologies. This certification is one of its kind in the world of Java and J2EE for Architects and aspiring Architects. This certifica-tion tests one’s skills in objective based questions and an Assignment to design a software system by giving problem statements.

Thanks to my wife and my 2 children for constanly supporting me. Thanks to my 2 special colleagues who helped me in reviewing my assignment and giving me feedback.

I have shared my experience of achieving this certification in my next blog.

About Shashikant Kulkarni

Freelancer, Big Data Architect, Apache Spark, Apache Cassandra, AWS, Cloudera Certified Hadoop developer, Oracle Certified Master Java EE 5 Enterprise Architect, Sun Certified Java Programmer