Varun Nayudu wrote:Hi
I think certifications have no value , they just prove that you know java . But when you go for interviews you should know the practical stuff too which only can be learned through experience. I have gone through many post and read many articles and come to the conclusion that nobody puts any emphasis on certification when you go out in the world . It just qualifies that you know java and nothing else .
If North america , Europe dont put emphasis then who does i know for sure that in india no body care how many certifications you have.I guess its thesame everywhere.
I was wondering if people felt that these Sun Certifications actually qualify you for a programming job. Even though I have received my SCJP (and except to get my SCWCD in a couple of weeks) I do not in any way feel qualified to have a programming job.
Vishal Pandya wrote:You have mentioned that you have an 8 years (huge) experience in QA field. Do you really wanna change the field to Java? Current job market is not at all good and if you look for Java related jobs being a fresher, it would be really really tough.
Certification does matter. For example consider current market situation where hundreds of resumes come for one position. They can't interview each of them. How would they filter? They would look for something uncommon that put his/her apart from other hundred like rich experience, certificates, location, availability etc.
I have started writing better code after getting my cert. So I would repeat again certificates matter.
arulk pillai wrote:In my view, it is good for beginners to have one or two certs. But, as you get more experienced, put more emphasis on hands-on stuff. Nothing beats experience.