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certification value

 
Mamadou Touré
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Hi Folks,

I 'm from the AS/400 background, and I want to change carrer for JEE. I recently passed the the SCJP, the SCWCD and now I'm preparing the SCBCD, and I don't have any experience in both of them (I have already forgot what I learned in SCWCD because of lack of practice), so I'm wondering if it's worth preparing theses certifications without having a chance to practice ??

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arulk pillai
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IMHO, experience is much more important than just piling up on certifications. Hands on experience should go hand-in-hand with learning the fundamentals. You can start with online tutorials and then move to


-- self-taught projects
-- volunteer work
-- open-source contribution


to gain the much need and valuable hands-on experience. Good luck.
 
Cameron Wallace McKenzie
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It's all balance.

But I will say, I've got certs in the past on technologies I had never used. When it did come time to use them, I was more prepared than the others on the team that had only done perfunctory knowledge gathering. The cert focusses you on what is important, and it motivates you to really learn the stuff, not just read an online paper or two, or sit through an hour long seminar at a trade show.

The certs ARE valuable.

-Cameron McKenzie
 
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