Cathal Mullan wrote:I have ceased using Java & am switching to Python.
Cathal Mullan wrote:I don't want anything to do with a company that makes bad decisions especially when those decisions impact my career.
But I decided to not to go for the mandatory course. I will still put the certification with a short note about the course issue in my resume. I will explain with the transcripts to any potential employers, if they ask about the license details. I am sure they will understand. So my opinion is, we still have a workaround, which is not ideal way to deal though. I do see lot of requirements strongly prefer architect certifications these days.
I honestly don't trust them. I bet nobody here thought they would introduce mandatory courses for Java certifications. I was certainly shocked but I won't be duped again,
When i searched in Dice for job postings asking for SCEA-i could find only one:
Interesting. I am a contractor, so I receive daily 50+ mails about contract java opportunities from recruiters. Whenever the requirement is for architect, it usually mention about certifications and it is preferred/required.
Sharma Ashutosh wrote:Well i am seeing a very less volume in the SCEA/OCMJEA certification forum now.
Is this certification not very popular now due to mandatory training from Oracle? Few of my fellow colleagues reached out to me in the last 6 months and were very disappointed after coming to know this mandatory training which seems to be overly expensive(Around $2000+ plus loss of work days). Overall it has made this certification around $3000+. We are yet to be fully recovered from the recession and almost 80% of the companies are not going to reimburse this amount for their employees.
So what are the options:
1) Oracle get rid of this mandatory training or make it affordable?
2) People go for other certifications - IBM SOA Architect etc....?
I have done this certification almost 13 months back...here in US i don't see Java Architect job postings which specifically mentions - SCEA/SCEA5/OCMJEA required....i think less than 5% job postings mention it. Though within an organization SCEA/SCEA5/OCMJEA certified folks are treated with respect.
What's your say regarding this? How this certification can regain it's popularity?