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Is Java OCA SE 7 1ZO-803 comparable to real working experience?

 
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Hello,

I have this question that just crossed my mind, don't really know if this question has only subjective answers or is there really an accurate answer, in any event I would be more than interested in hearing a personal opinion of you guys, and the question is,

Do you consider the months or the time of preparation for this certification could be comparable to real work experience with the language, I'm asking specifically the one that is asked by employers for a developer position, could it be?

Thank you in advance.
 
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No, they are not comparable. Studying for a cert teaches you how to use the tools of the trade. Practical programming experience teaches when and where to apply those tools.
Employers typically look for both the things, unless of course you are right out of college and are shooting for an entry level position, in which case, a cert can help you get your foot in the door
 
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Paul Anilprem wrote:No, they are not comparable. Studying for a cert teaches you how to use the tools of the trade. Practical programming experience teaches when and where to apply those tools.
Employers typically look for both the things, unless of course you are right out of college and are shooting for an entry level position, in which case, a cert can help you get your foot in the door



Hey, that is an excellent point of view, I will definitely keep this in mind, thanks.
 
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Paul made an excellent point, real life applications teach you how to apply the knowledge you've gained through certification. Certification clears your concepts, teaches you basics. It also helps you on the job because you'll know a lot of common errors programmers make. For example during SCJP you'll learn which collections are useful for which scenarios. Without this knowledge, some people always use ArrayList even if LinkedList might suit their requirement better...
 
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Ankit Garg wrote:Paul made an excellent point, real life applications teach you how to apply the knowledge you've gained through certification. Certification clears your concepts, teaches you basics. It also helps you on the job because you'll know a lot of common errors programmers make. For example during SCJP you'll learn which collections are useful for which scenarios. Without this knowledge, some people always use ArrayList even if LinkedList might suit their requirement better...



Thank you for your input, and point taken.

I guess it would be accurate to conclude that only real experience can be achieved if you work through a project while you're studying it, and depending on the level of complexity of what you learn through the way and apply to it, combined with what you actually know, could be a better way to measure some experience out of it.
 
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