Jan Cumps wrote:"kewl buddy", check your private messages for a JavaRanch administrative matter.
I changed accordingly
Can someone answer my question now?
deepak adlakha wrote:It depends on your personal interest and like what's your long term goal.
And a vey basic question. why you want to do certification ? Like what's the intent.
Thanks for the reply.
I do want to change job as well as improve my skills. Till now only bugfixing/change requirements for an existing Java web-app.
I just dont want to be a programmer, but design/implement/maintain etc a project..like architect skills.
Certification are one way to learn things, but nothing can replace live experience.
SCEA will take you towards JEE technology platform and i am not sure with your experience will it be hard to clear it or not, but you can try it and if you focus on lot of reading and learning, then its achievable.
Otherwise basically ask yourself, what's different on my resume, like when it goes an HR, why he would select your resume. (certifications can help in initial selction till first level), but utlimately you need experience.
Its hard for me to suggest anything. I will only say "Keep Learning and implementing and stay focused". You will reach your destination some day .
Certifications will definitely give you the complete knowledge over the subject. Otherwise you will never get a chance to know what is what..
In real life experience its nightmare to think working on all the concepts covered for a certification. So, to gain the complete knowledge Certifications will definitely help a lot.
On the other hand, Certifications help in shortlisting your resume. Many organizations asking for certifications are preferable.