[ajug-members] Java Certification - Worth it?
chris.mawata at gmail.com
Sun Apr 8 12:16:28 EDT 2012
Actually the Developer exam was worthwhile to me in the sense of
maturing in Java development. Writing the project was the first time I
was responsible for all parts of a distributed program. So while I agree
that certification does not impress an interviewer and that most are not
very useful you will find some with value. The one I am really upset
about is the architect one where Oracle now insists that you not only
pass the exams but you must have actually taken a course *from them!*.
It is clearly a money making device.
On 4/7/2012 3:38 PM, Rino wrote:
> Thanks for the replies/insights.
> Interesting to read that certification in the java world has about as
> much worth as QA certifications: none :-) I am a self-taught Network
> Admin (I did do the exam for certification way back), then QA
> Automation developer. I expect I can do the same with java.
> The 'problem' (for a beginner anyway) with the java world is that it's
> so diverse and consists of many vocal) factions. I thought the java
> certification might help me focus on the basic, core skills right now,
> so I can better understand the wider java world and make more informed
> decisions down the road. So, not so much for job prospects, more as a
> guide to java.
> Briggs: I am lucky in that I have a full subscription to the O'Reilly
> Safari library through my employer, so I can check out (and sometimes
> download) most books I'm interested in. I worked my way through the
> first three chapters of 'Head First Servlets and JSPs', and am now
> going through Murach's 'Java Servlets and JSP' (the paper version,
> since Safari doesn't have it).
> Shannon: Appreciate the suggestion of working with my present employer
> and getting my feet wet that way, it's something I may try to do.
> Fortunately, they are open to career moves like that.
> Again, thanks for the advice.
> Back to NetBeans :-)
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