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1answer
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Is Java certification helpful in getting a job with a non-C.S. college degree? [duplicate]

I spent years earning a Ph.D. in a non-computer related field (musicology) but have found the job market almost, if not completely dried up. I have spent the last year or so learning a multitude of ...
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2answers
326 views

Are there any outsourcing-resistant certifications? [closed]

I've recently completed a degree in multimedia education and would like to venture further into the development side of it. I've passed SJCP 6, and about to do MCTS certifications on Windows ...
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2answers
876 views

Time estimation for OCAJP 7 preparation

this is a cross-post from here and here. I'm trying to do some planning for the OCAJP 7 certification preparation, and for this I need an estimation of how long such preparation usually take on ...
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2answers
395 views

What are the certifications to be need for the Java Architect? [duplicate]

I'm the senior software developer working in a private company. I want to became the Software Architect in the Java side. Could you please tell me the certifications releated to my scenario?
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4answers
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Is there a recommended order to take the Oracle Java EE certification exams?

I recently passed the Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE 6 Programmer examination. Now, my boss would like me to take "the next step" to broaden my competence. I tried to explain that there is no ...
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10answers
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Can programmer certifications substitute for degree requirements [closed]

I am a Computer Technician without a computer science background and planning to become a Java programmer. My question is, if I pass a Java certification, would that be enough to for me to get a job ...
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1answer
595 views

Why isn't reflection on the SCJP / OCJP?

I read through Kathy Sierra's SCJP study guide and I will read it again more throughly to improve myself as a Java programmer and be able to take the certification either Java 6 or wait for the Java 7 ...
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2answers
237 views

Oracle Certified Java Programmer Assistance

I have recently completed my graduation and heading towards Post Graduation. I wanted to know that if I pass the OCJP certification will it be useful after 3 years. Or do I need to pass the latest ...
5
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2answers
3k views

To go for scjp 6(now ocp jp 6) or oca jp 7? [closed]

I have been preparing for scjp 6 since 2 weeks. Now I came to know about the OCA JP 7 and OCP JP 7 exams. Should I start preparing for OCA JP 7 or go ahead with OCP JP 6(formaly scjp 6)? Also I am ...
4
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4answers
745 views

Java certification - Should I upgrade?

I have Java 1.2 certification which I completed in 2002. Now I have 10 years of Java experience and I tried to catch up with all Java 5/6 new features but at times I am lost in some of the new things ...
2
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1answer
267 views

Sun java Certification [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are your thoughts on the Oracle Master (old Sun Certified Java Developer) Examination? I am graduate student.I do not have any work experience so I was thinking ...
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10answers
8k views

Are Java certifications important for an architect role?

My this question is career path related. I want to know how much Java Certifications (SCJP, SCWCD and others) are important for an architect position. If a person posses a good experience in Java ...
6
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5answers
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Importance of certifications for Java programmer without BS degree?

I've read some posts here and other places about how a lot of people don't put much value in certifications but I am beginning to think it may be necessary for me at this point to be able to move to a ...
4
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1answer
324 views

Java Certified Programmers: Was there anything in particular that caught you off guard on the Certification Exam?

I am about to take the Java 6 SE Certification Exam on Thursday. Just wondering if any of you found anything unexpected on these exams or things you wished you had paid more attention on. Any general ...
6
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6answers
9k views

How difficult did you find the Java Certification Exam [closed]

I'm just starting out as a Java programmer and have very minimal experience. I would like to improve my knowledge and study for the Java certification. I realize everyone will have a different ...
5
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2answers
230 views

What differences can I expect on the Java 6 Exam compared to the Java 5 Exam?

I am taking a Java class that teaches based on a Java 5 book and the prof. says that if we get the Java certification then we instantly pass the class, sounds like a deal. My question is, since I want ...
1
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2answers
630 views

cloud computing certification [closed]

I have been working in java for 3+ years and I would like to be certified in Cloud Computing. Like Sun Java certification, do we have one standard recognition that provides cloud computing ...
2
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3answers
289 views

Free/low-cost online resources to study for certifications [closed]

So I am interested in working towards are few specific certs. Namely Oracle 11g, MySQL, and Java. I know there are tons of books out there, and I do plan to hit up my local library on these subjects ...
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3answers
1k views

What certification to get following OCP Java Programmer? [closed]

I've recently become an OCP Java Programmer and I'm wondering if it's worth going for one (or more) of the certifications which have this as a prerequisite. If there are any good self study books ...
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5answers
11k views

What's your advice for getting Oracle Certified Professional Java Programmer certificate?

I intend to get the certification but am not completely sure how to effectively prepare myself. So I'm wondering if you have any advice on the matter; in particular I would like to know: What should ...
4
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3answers
2k views

Changing my Sun SCJP certification to an Oracle one?

I hold a Sun SCJP from ten years ago or so. At first it was supposed to be a temporary certification (valid for a few years, I don't remember exactly: all I remember is that I had an expiration date ...
2
votes
2answers
697 views

What are your thoughts on the Oracle Master (old Sun Certified Java Developer) Examination? [closed]

Has anyone done the Oracle Master (old SCJD) Examination? What are your thoughts on this examination? Is it worth taking it? Not really from the point of learning anything (as I doubt I will), but ...
6
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5answers
479 views

New college grad, psychology major, wants to code professionally. Should I get Sun Java-certified? [closed]

I just graduated from a fairly well-known liberal arts college in May. Interestingly, I majored in psychology, with a concentration in social psychology. In college I took Intro to Computer Science ...