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How about the value of SCJD

 
Jesse Xie
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Hello every body. I have used java since Apr.2000. And I confuse about scjd in my career, because I have got scjp in Apr.2001, but there has little people interesting it.
Any feedback is appreciated
 
Adam Till
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Hi
Unfortunatly most employers (in London anyway) are not educated in the benefits of someone passing the exam. A brief overview on any CV wouldnt hurt.
At the moment I would say its a personal achievement and no more.
 
John Lee
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Hi:
If you got many years experience of Java, then SCJD seems unnecessary to me. But you never knows. A cert won't hurt. And I believe it certainly will help, even employer does not know about it, sometimes it is even better.
HTH.
 
John Temp
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I agree with Adam, people in London do not fully appreciate the benefits of certification generally.
Personally, when I have recruited people I look for experience above all but I certainly appreciate the benefits of someone that has done the developer cert. It's damn hard, not just technically but also in pure effort.
I personally rate it above the SCWCD and and SCJP certs as it demands more that learning syntax.
 
Jesse Xie
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In my country, generally, the charge of scjd is equals 2/3 monthly salary. even more than it.
 
Zulfikar Dharmawan
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I think it's depend on the company. In my country, some companies that really specialize in giving Java solution, value SCJP, SCWCD, and SCJD so much. On the other hand, some companies don't give a care.
 
Jesse Xie
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So, I am determined to get the SCJD in this year for my love about java.
 
John Temp
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Definately go for it, it is a very rewarding certification.
My only advice would be to work hard on areas such as documentation as well as the code as these are easy marks.
Oh yes and listen to some of the very capable people on JavaRanch
 
Jesse Xie
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Very appreciate your advice, John.
Sure, specially, I'm trying to improve my capability of expression at here. Today is my first time to come in here. Happy every body.
 
John Lee
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Good luck with your assignment! Jesse.
 
Jesse Xie
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Thank you Don Liu
 
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