Hello All helpful ranchers.There are 2 questions actually that I need help with.
I have just cleared my Sun Certification for Java
Programming and currently working in Software Development.
I have 2 years of experience but it was in tech support and I have now shifted to programming.
Its been almost a month in the new job and I have still not really started writing hard core Java programs.
My previous job was related to installation and configuration of Backup and Restore Software Products and I am doing a similar job in the new company though the position I have been offered is Software Consultant supposed to work on Java-J2EE.I get a feeling that my previous non programming experience is coming in my way and recruiters want to use that experience.
The reason for change was to do hard core programming but I dont see any value addition for me on that front.
And without practical industry experience in Java, I cannot dream of making it big.I have actually compromised on salary to get into programming and now salary is also less and I am not getting programming experience either. Please advice.
The 2nd question
My experience after appearing for interviews makes me feel that only Java programming knowledge is not enough.
I mean after asking Java questions, interviewers ask ,what is your comfort level as far as database is concerned.Can you write stored procedures and fire querries
Does this mean that interviewers expect you to know some database programming?
I have come to know of an institute called SQL * International which provides training on SQL and PL SQL programming.Is it worth spending 10K Indian rupees and gain those programming skills so that its not a bottleneck for me when it comes to database programming