Is it necessary for me to be certified as a Java Programmer and Developer before taking up the Java Architect exam?

Ashok K Manayangath

No. There are no prerequisites for Sun Certified Enterprise Architect (SCEA). Where as to earn Sun Certified Java Developer (SCJD), one must be a Sun Certified Java Programmer (SCJP).

SCEA is a three-part exam, and clearing of each part will make the candidate eligible for next level.

For more information see http://suned.sun.com/USA/certification/archdetails.html