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Alpha Geek
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Hi there...
Well this question has been posed time and again, but i'm gonna ask it anyways.
I'm a student pursuing my Masters in computer applications currently in my 5th semester. I was wondering if a SCEA certification would be of any help later when I seek dessertion/internships?

Provided that I fair well enough in all other aspects, does having a SCEA certification create an Impact on employers and is it worth the time and money?
I'm not going for this certification to add weight to my resume but because thats what i always wanted to be - system architect. Although it would still take a fresher some time to reach there, but does it increase my chances of gettin their faster?

Thanks!
 
AstroWoo Zhang
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Originally posted by Alpha Geek:
Hi there...
Well this question has been posed time and again, but i'm gonna ask it anyways.
I'm a student pursuing my Masters in computer applications currently in my 5th semester. I was wondering if a SCEA certification would be of any help later when I seek dessertion/internships?

Provided that I fair well enough in all other aspects, does having a SCEA certification create an Impact on employers and is it worth the time and money?
I'm not going for this certification to add weight to my resume but because thats what i always wanted to be - system architect. Although it would still take a fresher some time to reach there, but does it increase my chances of gettin their faster?

Thanks!


It is worth passing the SCEA,in so many people's eye,SCEA is greatful...

I think the SCEA is better than a SCJD with three years experiens...
[ February 06, 2005: Message edited by: AstroWoo Zhang ]
 
Ajith Kallambella
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Dan Huskins
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I don't think it will harm you to go through the SCEA or any other certification process. You can always leave it off your resume if you start to get the feeling from employers that it comes across as too overreaching.

From a practical standpoint, SCEA is really more of an enrichment process for people who have been working in software for several years. With enough preparation, though, you can easily pass it without any experience. However, I think many of the concepts are more useful to people who have a lot of work knowledge that they need to consolidate.

I would recommend spending your efforts learning a new, and more lucrative technology that would help you get your foot in the door at a company (and be popular among your coworkers). As a bargaining chip, this would be more powerful for you. Coming from a guy who interviews people all the time, the SCEA without comparable experience (6-10 yrs) is likely to be glossed over.
 
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