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I m going to java certification (scjp1.5) for employment. how it is?

 
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I am vikram basically from jodhpur,rajasthan and now in banglore for job hunting.
I am going for scjp 1.5 next week.
Will it help me in employment specially in shortlisting resume.
I have read TOI-IT advantage article of last week saying that only less than 10% of graduate enginner are employable.
but didn't tell where basically student are lacking in comm or technical skills. and told that most of companies will now start on campus training.
and will train them according to their requirement.

Is it helpful to do specialization(J2EE/.net) at this level of career.
please reply me it will help in shaping my career. Reading K&B book was a pleasure and burnt many things successfully.

Let me know what basically IT companies want from freshers.
 
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From people with knowledge but without professional experience companies usually require flexibility (this is my opinion).
Of course you have to have also IT knowledge in some areas specific for given company.
When you have some knowledge basis (I'm not talking about "Hello world!" in all kinds) and you're flexible you will learn quickly.

But as I wrote - this is my humble opinion.
 
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A certificate could be a plus, but never a guarantee...
 
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This really belongs in Jobs Discussion...
 
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Hi Vikram,

Yes, it would be really helpful if you could do the Sun certification as it'll help you gain knowledge on core java. Any interviewer will always ask you which technology you are most comfortable working with. If your Java skills are strong, it is likely that you would be placed in a Java project.

I would recommend you do a part time project in Java too so as to apply your theoretical knowledge in developing applications.

Getting specialized in a domain would depend on the projects you get. If you move from one technology to the other without gaining expertise in any you would eventually be a jack of all trades, king of none.

Personally, I think its better to get expertise in one domain before moving to another.
 
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Hi Vikram,
Adding my two cents to the suggestion given by Kailash, There are couple of points that any recruiter sees from fresher.

1.Attitude
2.Urge to learn new things and adopt yourself to the environment.

When you show that you are certified, It indirectly shows that you have interest to learn new things and your interest in software development.
Here is catch22 being certified in java..some companies may not have requirement in java technology so you have to communicate that you are flexible to work in other technologies too.It shows them that you are flexible.As a fresher this is one of the important aspect any recruiter looks in candidate.

Last but not the least when you show them that you are certified their expectations goes up..so make sure that you confident in java ..

all the best in your job hunt...

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

Somasekar Reddy.
 
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