Hello, I got 95% in SCJP 5.0 recently.I didn't even get the logo or Certificate from SUN(Which already delivered by sun on 12th of this month).
My Question is this percentage will look good on my resume? I am a freash graduate.Some person who got 66% in SCJP and he is 2 years experienced in programming,This guy told me that there is no value for a certificate for freshers!!!.Is this true? I dissappointed very much,what is the cert I prepared which has no value for me.Is this percent at any case is have a value.If it has value,where I have to specify that in my resume(By the way I lost only 3 marks can I specify this).If not I have to go SCWCD(any way I am preparing it now,but I have wait for it passed out).please clarify my doubts...!
A certificate alone has no value, never mind your score (which is totally irrelevant in most of the world except maybe for bragging rights in peer groups).
In fact I've worked for several companies that would exclude candidates who had certificates with no experience to back them up (but those were mainly MCSE people, not Sun certificates).
Overall, in Europe and the US at least, a certificate will do no more than maybe have your CV stand out enough to warrant a closer look during the first screening. At that stage the actual score doesn't matter one iota, only the fact that you have another acronym written on that piece of paper does.
I am totally confused.If I have knowledge,and I proved that in an exam, then company will not recognize that as a credential!!!.This is very sarrow thing to think about.Almost all the books for SCJP explained that the chances will be improved for getting a job.But, this is totally diffrent in the context Jeroen T Wenting explained.