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I have just completed by SCJD with 387/400.

I worked as a developer in VB and VAX until I moved to Sydney 6 years ago, since then I have worked mostly as a Development test engineer in C/Java/Perl.
I would like to get back into developing fulltime, but am finding the experience I am getting in my current role is limited, hence starting out on the Sun certification trail.

I would like to get into Java full time, but all jobs seems to involve J2EE,
of which I have no experience. I am trying to pick up general J2SE experience by doing test programs in JDBC, Java beans, NIO, networking etc.

At this stage I am not sure whether to do another certification, as experience is what I am lacking most. I found the SCJD exam useful as it is a chance to build up experience. What is the best route to skilling up to a level where I can find work as a mid-level Java developer.
Advice would be welcome, especially from anyone who knows the Australian or UK markets.

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My case was something like yours few years back
I was working on VB and Fresher for Java and cleared SCJP
But bcoz not having much exp unable to get JOB
Even after that I started applying for job in j2ee and
joined course for advance java
also started doing some ejb,jsp coding for practice
Try this way
after 10 failures one success is for sure
--cheers -
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Hugh, I would keep on with the studues if I were you. You may want to look into some of the books at this site. I'm working through the Jakarta Struts book now (after a couple of Struts projects) and am learning quite a bit. Source Beat
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