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OCAJP Benefits to College students

 
Kavi Shankar
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I am a college student studying Software Engineering. I am studying for OCAJP.

Will getting an OCAJP help me in Placements?
Please Help.
 
Roel De Nijs
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Hi Kavi Shankar,

First of all, a warm welcome to CodeRanch!

Kavi Shankar wrote:Will getting an OCAJP help me in Placements?

A certification could definitely be useful if you are looking for a Java developer position, but it's certainly not a guarantee. But it might make the difference between some equivalent candidates. It shows different positive aspects for a programmer: eager to learn, want to study and improve your knowledge (in your own time), you are up for a challenge, you have an eye for details,... But you probably not get a job just because you are certified. So a certification is never a guarantee for a job, but it may help turn the scale in your favor. In this thread and this one you'll find some advice to increase your chances to get an entry-level job as a Java developer.

Hope it helps!
Kind regards,
Roel
 
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Roel De Nijs wrote:So a certification is never a guarantee for a job, but it may help turn the scale in your favor.


Thank you Roel.
Turning the scale is all I need. Every Drop counts
 
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Kavi Shankar wrote:Turning the scale is all I need. Every Drop counts

And of course preparing for the OCAJP certification exam will drastically improve your Java knowledge so you will pass the Java exam of the Software Engineering education with flying colours
 
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