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Help me fight my insecurity plz...

 
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Well i know what i am asking must have been asked many times, but i am desperate for an answer and if you people could help me out, i will be grateful.
I am student doing my P.G. Diploma in computer applications (DOEACC 'B' level) and preparing for the SCJP. It will take me around a month to appear for that. The problem is, I am hearing things that are making me anxious.
Is it true that freshers in java are not welcome nowadays ? Is .NET catching up too fast ? Should i switch to .NET ? I don't want to, though. I'd love to build my career with Java as starter. Please help me fight my insecurity.

Moreover, i have already wasted my father's hard-earned money. I don't want to waste any more of that.

I have always been a firm believer in the Internet and its power to influence a society. I hope it does that for me too.
Any help will be appreciated.

Thank you all in advance....
[ January 21, 2005: Message edited by: sripati ms ]
 
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Originally posted by sripati ms:

i have already wasted my father's hard-earned money. I don't want to waste any more of that.




True.

Do not waste your father's money anymore.

Just stick with Java. Both Java and .NET are viable choices and they will be around for a quite while.
 
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"sripati ms",

Welcome to JavaRanch.

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Originally posted by sripati ms:
Well i know what i am asking must have been asked many times, but i am desperate for an answer and if you people could help me out, i will be grateful.
I am student doing my P.G. Diploma in computer applications (DOEACC 'B' level) and preparing for the SCJP. It will take me around a month to appear for that. The problem is, I am hearing things that are making me anxious.
Is it true that freshers in java are not welcome nowadays ? Is .NET catching up too fast ? Should i switch to .NET ? I don't want to, though. I'd love to build my career with Java as starter. Please help me fight my insecurity.

Moreover, i have already wasted my father's hard-earned money. I don't want to waste any more of that.

I have always been a firm believer in the Internet and its power to influence a society. I hope it does that for me too.
Any help will be appreciated.

Thank you all in advance....

[ January 21, 2005: Message edited by: sripati ms ]



Which book are you using for SCJP?
 
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Thank you all, i really appreciate all the effort that you people are taking to pacify me.

The book that i am using for SCJP are :
Complete Reference : Java 2
and The Java Language Specification (online @ Sun)
with help from this site.

This site has been very useful till now. I am grateful to my mentor, coz it was him who suggested me this site.
 
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well sripati,
the material mentioned wont be enough.
u need to buy atleast one exam guide and luckily there are many available.
plus , lots of practice . u can get a list of simulators from this site.
also (IMHO) SCJP does not mean an assured job.
u need to have some project exp.
 
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I have enrolled myself into one open source project which is not paying as far as salary is concerned, but i am learning. Will it count as experience ?
 
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I was out of work for 7 months, I took and passed three Sun certifications in JAVA. I interviewed for several Java positions and was told that I didn't have enough experience. One interviewer dismissed my certifications because I didn't do the Developer one - But I achieved the Architect Cert - over qualified I guess.
I finally got a job as a C++ programmer and I hardly do any any JAVA stuff at all!!! I miss it!!! I liked it!!! But its a good job.
 
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By the way list the open source work as experience I would!
 
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Unfortunately, no. If you have real paid experience, then the open source experience will definitely complement that, but by its own, i dont think it will help.

Originally posted by ms sripati:
I have enrolled myself into one open source project which is not paying as far as salary is concerned, but i am learning. Will it count as experience ?

 
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