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How valuable are the other non java certs in getting a job

 
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I was thinking about the microsoft exams like: MCSA, MCDBA, MCSD.
Or, the technicians exam: A+.
 
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Originally posted by Sam Kebab:
I was thinking about the microsoft exams like: MCSA, MCDBA, MCSD.
Or, the technicians exam: A+.


Either worse than worthless or valuable, depending on the job spec. If I had these certifications I would make two versions of my CV. One with the M$ certs, one without.
You need to read the job spec with insight. Some specs scream that the writer thinks Billy Gates is the Dark Lord. Others are specifically looking for people who can operate in a mixed environment.
[ September 22, 2003: Message edited by: Alfred Neumann ]
 
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Certs are if anything icing on the cake, things that might draw someone's attention to your CV if nothing else does.
What you have to consider is will that cert get you through the job interview as well as getting you invited in the first place?
Most likely some other more oriented training will be better for that.
I don't hold a cert, though I did once nearly complete training for the JCP I didn't do the exam because the company suddenly cancelled all the funds we had allocated for training and exams leaving us to shoulder the entire cost of the course which we of course couldn't suddenly cough up...
I do plan to do it at some point, maybe. Might have missed a few invitations but instead I have realworld experience which is more valuable in the workplace than knowing the rules inside and out...
 
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I've heard that Oracle certs are pretty well regraded, although I don't know much about them myself.
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