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I know some thing about everything in Java

 
Arulkumar Gopalan
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Although I work in Java platform, but never tried for any certification since I have a perception that certification is just a dressing to your resume.

My thoughts got changed after seeing SCJA objectives. I think it is really good to take this exam to tell your boss / recruiter �Hey, I know some thing about everything in Java".

Am going to watch this exiting forum @ Javaranch.

All the best Guys!
 
Rick O'Shay
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I share your opinion that certification has a high fluff factor but Java certification does not have that reputation in the industry. None of the questions on the exam are hard; they are obscure.

Question: What color thumbtack is on my message board?
Answer: Blue if today is Friday and it's not raining.

That's not "hard" it's a rote memory question whose rules you would have to be given before hand. Most of the certification questions are of that form.

Question: is this legal: int[4] x;
Answer: No. Why? No particular reason.

Question: is this legal: int[] x = { 1, 2 };
Answer: Yes. Why? No particular reason.

Now, before misinterpreting my point of view on this, I believe there is a HUGE benefit to knowing the rote details of a language. Those are your core building blocks that you can build more complex solutions from. It lets me know that a given developer really knows the syntax of the language and how to write efficient code. I am definitely a big fan of Java certification.
 
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