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Branding Java and Microsoft

 
Gaurav Raje
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I had one doubt especially for people in the united states. Would having too many java certifications on my profile brand me as a java programmer, and restrict me from getting microsoft jobs? i mean if i go for scjp, i end up learning a lot of object oriented fundamentals which are also applicable for c#. Same goes for if i go for scjd, i learn a lot about design and development which can be applicable for any language. But when i go to a microsoft employer, would he know about all these factrs. Or would he brand me as that guy who did everything in java and wants to switch over just because he didnt find a job in java may be because he was not good enough for it.i kknow this will be a subjective opinion. just wanted to know the general perspective
 
Roberto Perillo
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Howdy, champion!

Gaurav Raje wrote:Would having too many java certifications on my profile brand me as a java programmer, and restrict me from getting microsoft jobs?


Oh no, champ. But, of course, if you have, like 4 Java certifications, and 0 .NET certifications, then people will think that you are much more qualified to work with Java rather than with .NET. If you still don't have any certification, I'd advise you to choose your way now, because it takes a lot of effort to get these certifications and to get a considerable knowledge in a particular language.
 
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I agree with Roberto: if you have 3-4 years of Java experience and then you want to switch to .Net development it will be hard to get a job, because you have 0 experience in the MS world and you will have to start again at the bottom (being a junior .Net developer). A friend of mine did a wide variety of jobs at the start of his professional carreer (network administrator, test engineer, .net developer,...) and now he has real difficulties to get a job as a .Net developer (the way he wants to follow) because of the limited experience he has in this area (and of course the economical recession doesn't help too).
 
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