• Post Reply
  • Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic

Cleared SCJP 93% - Do I need more certifications?

 
Sandy Singh
Ranch Hand
Posts: 38
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I am having 4.5+exp in java and wrote the exam yesterday.

Preparation: I was hardly able to study anything because of hectic office work. Just did some mock tests before exam. I feel exam was quite easy as compare to mock test available.

I am thinking what I should do next. I am having XML/UML certification.
Brainbench Certifications in XML, XML Concepts, XSL, Java 2 Fundamentals, Java 2, Java Server Pages (JSP 1.2), Java 2 Platform Enterprise Edition (J2EE), EJB 2.0 Fundamentals, Java - EJB 2.0, E-Commerce Concepts, Programming Concepts, Computer Fundamental (win95/98), JavaScript, HTML and Information Technology Industry Knowledge

Expert Rating certification in XML

I have short listed SCDjWS/scbcd/bea Weblogic 8.1/SCEA

Do I really need more certification?
I worked with Oracle Corp and now working with one of largest Investment bank of Wall Street.

Please suggest me
[ March 12, 2006: Message edited by: Amandeep Saini ]
 
Hong Anderson
Ranch Hand
Posts: 1936
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
It's depend on your want.
 
Bear Giles
Greenhorn
Posts: 25
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I've lost count of how many Brainbench certifications I have -- probably over 50. I was using them to identify my weak areas and before I knew it I had qualified for something like 6-8 roles -- and am only one product-specific certification off from at least two more.

My impression, based on very limited experience and it may only apply to the local market, is that BB is primarily used by technical recruiters and HR staff as a screening tool. Nothing more. They're probably most useful if you have lots of off-resume experience or are trying to break into a new area.

Sun certs are much more exhaustive. They are also properly proctored -- they demand you prove your identity and not use notes or other aids.

The way I see it is that the BB certifications can help me get my resume on the table, and the Sun certifications can help me get my resume to the top of the pile.
 
  • Post Reply
  • Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic