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How usefull is SCEA for getting a job?

 
Maggy Zhang
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I had J2EE experience.I am looking for a job now. I want to know if SCEA is usefull for getting a job.
 
John Lee
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Originally posted by Maggy Zhang:
I had J2EE experience.I am looking for a job now. I want to know if SCEA is usefull for getting a job.

It won't hurt.
 
herve attia
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Originally posted by Maggy Zhang:
I had J2EE experience.I am looking for a job now. I want to know if SCEA is usefull for getting a job.

Well, in this tough job market, company are looking for people who have experience first !!
Next, if they have to choose between 2 guys who have the same experience, they will take the one who is certified...Certifications are criteria selection.
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herve
SCPJ, SCDJ, SCWD, SCEA
 
Rahul Mahindrakar
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If you are looking for working on SCJEA for getting a job, I think that it wont help. But if you are looking at the SCJEA as a means for you to work on your knowledge and your confidence, I think this helps.
 
Jun Hong
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Currently the market is really bad. Certification is not very helpful.
 
Burk Hufnagel
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Actually, my company is in the midst of looking for Senior Java Developers and one of the things that will move a resume to the "call them" list is Sun Certification.
It won't guarantee you a job, but it will pretty much guarantee that we'll talk with you about it.
It is very difficult to guage someone's level of expertise from a resume, but certification tells us that you've got some basic knowledge of the subject. What's more, if you got it on your own vs. your company telling you to get certified then you get extra points for being a motivated person who doesn't just sit back and wait for things.
I can't tell you if other company's work this way, but I wouldn't be surprised if they were similar.
 
Daryl Le
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I agreed with Burk. Some certifications are not trivial. It takes time and hard work.
Daryl
 
Alberto Dell'Era
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Originally posted by Burk Hufnagel:
What's more, if you got it on your own vs. your company telling you to get certified then you get extra points for being a motivated person who doesn't just sit back and wait for things.

I agree completely; one of the managers at my company says that He looks for "experience or equivalent motivation". Of course He prefers experience, but motivation without experience comes as a close second.
 
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