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Thanks, further justification to myself that I really need to take the
time out to at least get the programmer one.
How did you find the developer one? [the programmer one looks relatively
On Fri, 1 Nov 2002, Jack J. Coleman wrote:
> I agree. I was turned down for a contractor position last year because I
> did not have a certification. Since then, I have come across several job
> postings for contractors that required a programmer certification. I
> have since completed the programmer and developer certifications. In my
> current full-time position, I have found that the certs offer me some
> exposure in the company when a Java guy is needed on a certain project.
> I have been put in a "goto guy" role for three new projects now that I
> might not have been considered for without the certifications.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Matthew Hardin [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Friday, November 01, 2002 3:29 PM
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: Certification
> Just last week it came up in an interview I had. I think it would have
> helped if I could have answered yes that I was certified. I think it all
> depends on who you are interviewing with or who is reviewing your resume
> though. In my case I was interviewing with the VP of Finance of this
> company. He was not a deep technical guy and definitely not a software
> engineer. In his eyes it was something of value and importance. As a
> software engineer myself though, I do not give it much weight in terms
> some ones abilities. But it obviously can carry some weight in some
> circumstances in regards to getting a job or through the filtering
> of an HR manager.
> At 11:23 AM 11/1/2002 -0800, Michael Campbell wrote:
> >Sorry to hijack the thread here, but was wondering if anyone could give
> >me their opinions on _getting_ certified. (I'm talking here mainly
> >about the first tier "Programmer" certification.)
> >Specifically, other than exposing the developer to things he might not
> >otherwise have delved in with Java, is there a tangible (read:
> >$$$) benefit to the certification? Is it opening doors that would
> >otherwise not be open? Are employers filtering on that criteria at
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