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Many people said certificates cannot directly let you have a job, but it helps the employer know what level you are. My question is: what about the open challenge? I am a student doing year 12 in Australia, i entered Microsoft Australia and Victorian Government Excellence in Software Innovation Award, I am using my Java knowledge to write a canteen inventory system in VB.net, if I win the award, what does it mean? Does it help if i am looking for a job?
BTW: is SCJD project hard or easy for a year 12 IT student who has no extra experience?
 
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It would certainly not hurt to mention a good ranking in a serious (and related) competition. Shows you're competitive and can compare favourably with your peers.

As to SCJD, it requires SCJP to even start it. It's really aimed at professionals too, you may find it too much.
 
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