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Did your company pay for your certification?

 
Ren Shao
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The SCEA certification is not cheap, as it's got three parts. I wonder how many of you are able to get your company to pay for the certification?
 
Remko Strating
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Simple. I'm the company.

Most companies invest in their employees so I think just paying for the certification shouldn't be a problem. It should be related to your work.
 
Cameron Wallace McKenzie
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I was with IBM, and the didn't. I wasn't in a directly 'Java' related field, and they said it didn't coincide with my career development path, or what they saw as my career development path. I always thought that was short-sighted.

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Ren Shao
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Yes, I think the company should pay for it. As this few hundred dollars shouldn't be a big expense for the company. But when taking out of your own pocket could hurt a bit
 
Benoît de Chateauvieux
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Hi Ren,

I'm working for a company that provides IT services.
Having a SCEA in the team is a great "plus" when competing for a project.
That's why generally companies pay for certifications.

In my case, the deal is "I learn alone and the company pay the certification. If I fail, I pay the retake".

Benoît
 
Celinio Fernandes
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how much is it in total, for the 3 parts ?
300 dollars, taxes not included, for part 1
I do not know for the 2 other parts.

In total, it must be around 1000 dollars. Quite expensive indeed.
 
Hong Anderson
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No one paid, because I took SCEA 5 Beta which was FREE.
 
Yi Chen
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i'm not such lucky to get someone pay this. BTW, it's expensive....
 
prathap venkata naga yelugula
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Hi All,
Spending for education is always Good. So many people wasting there money for unnessary things like gambling and wine .
Don't consider amount for certifications is hard .

Thanks,
Prathap.
 
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