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?