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What Java Certs are really popular right now and used more by "Technical Managers"?  RSS feed

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I have a CS/MBA background and have been doing java development for ~6 years. I am trying to get my OCPJP 7 since it is free. I dont want to be a developer in the future but a "technical manager" role. Naturally a lot of companies have different definitions but IMO some of the criteria i have seen are around design, understanding technology components, managing teams and seeing the "big picture".  I feel a lot of the tech companies now has web technology in one form or another, with some using much more (amazon, google, etc.).

With that said, what are some recommended certifications i should get to bolster my knowledge in those areas with a non-developer in mind? I would think something that requires multiple system interaction of sorts?
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Possibly one of the following posts mayhelp you out:

  • In short, certification does not matter to everyone.

    To paraphrase what Roel De Nijs has stated before
    The value of a certification is not the certification, but the path and preparation you took to get the certification.

    Usually when you prepare for a certification exam you learn some (most?) of the the recommended practices and standards.
    Not only that you learn why things are done the way that they are which could mean learning the history and backwards compatibles.

    For instance Java is about 20 years old now and some people may say that it's lacking some features which are in other languages.
    However most of the code that you write today in Java can easily be made to run on Java 1.4 or older systems and Java 1.4 came out in 2002 about 15 years ago.
    The same cannot be said for some languages like Scala which run on the JVM as the Scala language has many more breaking changes in it then Java does.

    Please note that some people/companies/human resources managers could view your certification as a negative especially if you don't have the experience to back it up.
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