This week's book giveaways are in the Jython/Python and Object-Oriented programming forums. We're giving away four copies each of Machine Learning for Business: Using Amazon SageMaker and Jupyter and Object Design Style Guide and have the authors on-line! See this thread and this one for details.
Dear friends, I am an electronics engineer from India. Presently i am working in a multinational company,but unfortunately not in the I.T sector. I earn Rs 10,000/- per month ( U.S $250/-) which is not bad according to indian standards. I have sound logic and was good at assembly and c language during my college days. Presently I have started studying Java on my own. I am planning to appear for the SJPC shortly.I wish to leave my present job as it is not creative and there is lot of politics involved. Can Java make my life happier! After getting a SJPC certificate will i get a Job inspite of the fact that I have no professional experience in Java Programming. I really do not wish to fake an experience which some of my friends have done to secure a job. So can i Leave my job and devote full time day and night studying Java and keep my hopes alive! Please guide me. Thankyou.
I don't mean to dash your hopes, but I wouldn't. Certification is not necessarily the ticket to a better job. I read that Sun's position on certification is that since Java is a new language, certification will ensure that those that have it will have the skiils to work in Java. However, in my part of the country (Chicago), recruiters generally are seeking candidates with 3 to 5 year experience, so I think the time has passed. Then again, recruiters don't always know what they are talking about. Would anyone like to comment on the future value of certification?
I'd like to comment on the "5 years Java experience" posts. I don't think the inventors of Java are looking for work. They are all probably rich by now. That request just shows the ignorance of recruiters which are usually business majors if they finished college at all who wouldn't detect a technical genius if they interviewed one since all they know is how to read, in a piece of paper "5 years of Java experience". I'm afraid to have a lot of difficulty finding work as a Java programmer if I have to go through ignorants like that first. It would take a good tech mgr to really appreciate my skills. After all, I have been programming for over 20 years... Oh! But not in Java, shucks!
Tony Alicea Senior Java Web Application Developer, SCPJ2, SCWCD
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