I'm brazilian and this is my first post here... I want to know which vaule of SCJP in companies in your country... The companies pay more for a professional certified or experience has more value?
Eduardo Felipe Vieira<br />Sun Certified Java Student of SCJP<br /> <br />"N�s poder�amos ser muito melhores se n�o quis�ssemos ser t�o bons."<br /><i>"We could very be better if we did not want to be so good."</i>
In my opinion the SCJP has value, kind of intangible though. First of all you get to know Core Java pretty well, and that means a lot at interviews and technical questions. Second you get recognition and foot in the door. Probably dollars too.
This is Akhilesh from India. In a recruitment process of around 15-20 candiadates, being SCJP 1.4 I was allowed to skip the preliminary written test round and walk in straight for a direct interview round at an XYZ concern. Pay? I am yet to explore that region.
I would argue that SCJP will open some doors. SCJD, SCEA or any other 'higher' certificate is probably worth a lot more; since anyone in the recruitment process who knows what the SCJP is will also probably realise that it is possible to pass it by rote learning.
McFinnigan? Never heard of him. Nobody here but us chickens...<br /> <br />SCJP for Java 1.4<br />SCJD for Java 5.0
Rote learining of the concepts of oops .......!!! Not bad for a fresher !!! ..... so its a huge bonus for a fresher !!! for experienced people it says "dont test my basics in the interview " ... just the advanced parts !!