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Hi all!
I am a final year Computer Science student. I wana take up java programmng once i leave college. Can anyone show me the path to this. Should i prepare for scj2p or what? Also is Java alone enough or i need to develop skills in some other technology also. If so which ones?

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I give a talk to college students on what skills are used in software engineering. I mention a few coding related topics, but most of it, as well as most software engineering, is spent doing things other than direct application coding.
You can find the ppt presentation in HTML format at http://web.mit.edu/hershey/www/Real_World_Software_Engineering_files/v3_document.htm
References can be found in the notes, or at http://web.mit.edu/hershey/www/Real_World_Software_Engineering_files/references.txt They would be a good place to start for enhancing your skill set.
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I am actively involved in on campus recruiting for a large financial firm in NYC. what we look for in our Application Delivery (AD) trainees is:
* Basic Analytical skills. Ability to solve problems. Some managers actually ask brain teasers on interview.
* Communication skills - Ability to interract with people, understand user requiremens.
* An oh yeah, some programming experience. We like OO languages (at least one) and some other technlogies. My belief is that the most important skill is relational database and SQL. No matter what language you are working on you almost always need to get data.
 
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Aleksey,

You may want to add XML to that list... it's data, only without the database.

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I agree that XML is important though I would claim that relational DB is more prevalent and would be more important to most managers that XML.
 
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