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How seriously is SCJP considered by companies nowadays for a fresher in india?

 
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I am a Fresher trying to pursue a career as a Java Developer. I have heard that SCJP had high preference before a few years, I wanted to know how seriously is the certification taken by the Enployers nowadays for hiring a candidate?
 
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Have you been job hunting on online job websites? How many jobs did you find which mention SCJP as a "preferred criteria"? That should give you a fair idea of what the current market trend is
 
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Maneesh Godbole wrote:Have you been job hunting on online job websites? How many jobs did you find which mention SCJP as a "preferred criteria"? That should give you a fair idea of what the current market trend is



I didn't find any preffered criteria asking for SCJP except for that of Virtusa's. So i wanted to know Is it really considered while hiring a candidate?
 
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Maneesh Godbole wrote:Have you been job hunting on online job websites? How many jobs did you find which mention SCJP as a "preferred criteria"? That should give you a fair idea of what the current market trend is



Is it possible that even though it's not mentioned on job sites, the recruitment agency are impressed when they see the words "Certified Java Programmer"?
 
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Is it possible that even though it's not mentioned on job sites, the recruitment agency are impressed when they see the words "Certified Java Programmer"?


I would hope they're impressed by actual knowledge and experience, rather than by passing an exam for which cheating is widespread (judging by observing these forums here for years).
 
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I think that it is fair to say, that it may help with the first round of culling. Given equal resumes, the HR department might choose a SCJP certified candidate over one without the certification.

However, during the interview process, I would not expect any different treatment... In other words, hopefully, you passed the test by understanding the concepts -- and not by learning by rote.

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I think that it is fair to say, that it may help with the first round of culling. Given equal resumes, the HR department might choose a SCJP certified candidate over one without the certification.

However, during the interview process, I would not expect any different treatment... In other words, hopefully, you passed the test by understanding the concepts -- and not by learning by rote.



I would be happy to get an interview, I haven't had any interviews for a long time.

Once I pass the SCJP and the SCWCD (I hate these acronyms), hopefully I'll get more success. It can't hurt to try.
 
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Henry Wong wrote:
Given equal resumes, the HR department might choose a SCJP certified candidate over one without the certification.


You seem to hold the HR people in higher esteem than I do. But then I am yet to encounter any HR ever who understands technology.
 
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Maneesh Godbole wrote:
You seem to hold the HR people in higher esteem than I do. But then I am yet to encounter any HR ever who understands technology.



Well, I did say "might"... ... but yes, I agree. There is a good chance that an SCJP certified candidate may survive the HR culling purely because the HR person is looking for particular acronyms.

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