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Hi all,

I am a java professional working in a small organisation. I want to write SCJP 1.5 by august. But i work for almost 12 hrs a day.

Now i am in a dilemma should i quit my job for the exam or continue with it as well study for the exam but it's tough doing both.

Any suggestions on this? Please help me. I am having around 2 yrs of experience in IT field. Does certification gurantee me a good job if i leave this job now.

regards,
Shashi
 
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Do not leave your current job.if you can give atleast half an hour a day for prepration during week days that's enough. you can give more time during weak ends. certification helps you to get in depth knowledge of the Java that will help you in your technical interview for your next compnay.

Best of Luck
 
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Thanks Vikram for the suggestion but i will be working even on week days.
 
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Hey, don't leave your current job. Experience is more important than certification. Since you have 2 years of experience, passing SCJP is not a difficult job for you.
 
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hi,

i like vikram suggestion of half hour a day. I wanted to add a thing here just keep notes with you and keep going through them in your free time. the best thing is if you can prepare notes by yourself then it will be an advantage for you.

Regards,
Nitin
 
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Ikram is right "Since you have 2 years of experience, passing SCJP is not a difficult job for you.". Weekend time is enough for you.
 
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Thanks Ikram,nitin and wise. I think i will do that. But it is frustrating in current job. I would like to see for 2 months here and see how things turn up.

regards,
Shashi
 
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Hi,

There is no need to worry.
You need to think and act smart and wise.
Spend an hour preparing for SCJP everyday.(Must do)
In 20 days you might have finished reading the SCJP book.
Take mock exams and revise for the next 10 days.
Take the exam on 31st day.
Spend some 2 hours on a sunday to create your resume.
Post your resume to job sites.
Prepare yourself for the interview.
Attend the interview, get selected.
(But you may have to work for 12 hrs a day here too)
Advanced wishes.

Cheers,
Subhakarthik
 
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Thanks shuba,

It is not working 12hrs days. But the quality of work we are doing and what we are learning is more important. But here no requirements no specs nothing only code maintainance and enhancements and no time is given for that it is always on the head.

So that is why i am thinking of a change.

shashi
 
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Thinking of a change is one thing. But I would not advise you to quit just for the sake of an exam. I'm sure you can mix both studies and work.
 
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hi
i will thnx you all .. regrading your positive suggestions
here is my suggestion....
for certifcation you needn't not quit the job...
pls for ward your resume to me at my personal mail madhav.cns@gmail.com
i will forward your resume...
and see the website www[URL=http://www.geocities.com/online_genesis
here you will find all the codes... here also you can find pratice papers.. in personally...
regards
Madhav
 
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Thanks Madhav,
I am forwarding my resume.

regards,
Shashi
 
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