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can the java certification help me enter a university?

 
Ahmad Auada
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Ok so let me explain
im 17, I taught my self java and am about to prepare my self to earn a java associate certification.
Im taking the international ALevels, and I REALLY want to study abroad. But most universities demand 3 alevels, and I only have one for now. 1 alevel is enough for universities in my home country

But the a level syllabus is just so superficial and wont help me produce any thing useful directly, unlike learning java which is way more useful. So i dont want to waste a year to take 2 more a levels and not really end up with the ability to build apps, which is exactly what I want to do by the end of this year.

like germany demands that you take an AS language subject
like really? cmon! I thought that being an engineer doesnt involve writing poems!

I will be learning c++ along with getting used to developing for android after I earn the associate certification
So do universities make any exceptions, perhaps?
 
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No university in the UK will accept a Java certification.

However, there are many universities that WILL accept you even if you have one A-Level.

The question is, do you really want to go to such a university?

To get into a reputable university in the UK, you need good grades. I would suggest you do three A-Levels.
 
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In this forum the question is often asked if the OCA/OCP certification will help (or even guarantee) a job position as a Java developer. But I believe it's a first to ask if it might help entering a university

I'm only familiar with universities in Belgium and I'm pretty sure it won't help you. But as far as I know, I think you only have to proof you have successfully completed the secundary education. When I entered university (12 years ago) I only had to provide a copy of my secondary education diploma. For some specific educations (like doctor, dentist,...) you are required to take (and pass) an entrance examination. But no such requirement exists for an informatics education.

Hope it helps!
Kind regards,
Roel
 
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No. Remember the goal of university is not to teach you how to be a Java developer. Or even a developer. It is to teach you the skills you need to succeed. This includes reading, writing, communicating, understanding businesses other than tech, etc. Many also like to provided "well rounded individuals."

Now to get into university, you have to pass high school (or whatever secondary education is called where you live.) This has an even variety of subjects some of which you will never use again. You still have to take them though. Which is frustrating as a teenager, but that's the way the school system is organized.
 
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