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Importance of XML Cert in today's job market

 
Rishi Singh
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Hi All,
Many thanks to Ajith and rest for coming up with this forum.I was looking forward for my XML Cert as I just cleared my SCWCD and already a SCJP, but there are a few issues which I would like to ask or rather debate on.......
I have a small piece of query regarding the importance and utility of getting XML Certification.At this point of time when the job scenario is so grim, when there are hardly any projects(on e-buisness, B2B,or any of the web related technologie) how much is this certification valuable in terms of job prospects.
Definately XML is hot, but in terms of real world projects, company's hardly have any projects.Just b,coz the technology is hot....is that the only meaningful answer to it.What I mean to ask is whether it wd be a better idea to go for SCJEA,OCP(PL/SQL) or XML.If told to rate these three vis-s vis job prospects what wd be your ratings.Definately I wd be taking my SCJEA but for the present I wd like to acquire something which gives my cv a boost in this market scenario.
Please give me your opinion without any prejudice.
Waiting for it anxiously....
 
Mike Sullivan
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For getting a career boost in this market, its better to focus on specific products such as WebSphere / WebLogic / JMQ rather than just doing certification.
Just my 2 cents ...
 
Joe Hicks
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I've asked people about certifications and I continue to get a YES on them. Especially areas like XML, where skills are relatively new.
 
Rishi Singh
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Hi folks!!
Thanks for ur posts , what I meant was I never denied the importance of XML Cert, I was only asking in today's context when there is hardly any project in reputed companies also. whether we shd pursue XML or SCJEA.XML brings along with it a lot of other related technologies...and these can be practically implemented only if there are projects in the mkt.After all cert is only a means to show ur competency in the required field and how fast you can adapt to the new technology if one is put to work on it but what if there are no projects....
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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