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How certificate recognized in the industry?

 
Dairmon Lee
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Hi all,
Could some senior people give some idea how the industry recognized certificate?
One of my friend said when you looking for jobs, they really don't care about the certificate. But others told me it might help.
I know most important is experience, but like everybody knew right now it is extremely hard to get one, like myself got a job after graduate from college and been laid off after a year, and keep looking almost for another year already! Preparing the certificate test is the only way (maybe just for myself, go to another degree maybe too expensive anyway) to keep myself follow the new technology.
Please give some comments or suggestions!
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tom walters
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Just put yourself in the employer's shoes.
a developer with an arch cert is a developer with lots of potential but not an arch. gradually, you might end up doing an arch's job while you are a developer and still get paid as a developer. for the next job you could back up your claim that you could do an arch's job.
 
Dairmon Lee
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Tom,
Thanks for the reply!
However I would like to know from a employer's perspective, would him/her really interesting the people with certificate or it doesn't make much difference?
If it does make difference, would him/her consider a certificate worth(equal) some sort of experience?
regards,
 
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As I mentioned in an earlier post, I've found that (in my company, at least) having a Sun certification will get you a phone interview, even in boerdeline cases (read little job experience) because it shows you've had enough exposure that you understand the basics.
Of course, if you have on-the-job-experience too then you're even more likely to be called in for an interview.
However, not all certs are valued the same. Sun's is deemed worthwhile, but BrainBench hasn't got enough recognition yet.
I hope this helps, and Good Luck on the job search!
 
Dairmon Lee
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guys,
Thanks lot for the info!
 
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