i am from australia, and have taken scjp and passed it with 93%.
i am studying java EE now with an aim of taking my further certifications.
but with burst of .NET into the scene and MICROSOFT'S recent revamping of its cert program,my many fellow programmers believe java may be facing stiff competition from .NET.
so, marcus do you believe
1. java and .NET will both coexist in future and
2. .NET will not eat into java's software market
actually , i was expecting a reply from bert bates on this , because (believe me) there are many fellow programmers like me who are very much in dilemma .
But the certificate alone will boost your bargaining power for salary is something that could be debated.