Kevin Co

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Thanks for the replies everyone. I have another quick question, I've been looking at Colleges(online and regular programs), what is the difference between a Degree in Information Technology and Comp. Science? Are they same thing when an employer looks at your resume?
17 years ago
I'm certified in Java and I'm going to get some more Certs in Java and Microsoft(I have a BA in Communications) but the idea of getting another bachelors or a masters in Comp. Science online would be great. Does anyone know anything about these online schools and which one's are best for Comp. Sci? Thanx for reading.
17 years ago
Thanks Sid, nice to know I have time to complete it
Hey All, I'm thinking of taking the Java Developers Exam but I have a question: How long do you have to complete the assignment you download?
Sly, Thanks for the advice and encouragement...Kevin Cox
17 years ago
Hey Faze,
You say you work with WebSphere and Visual Age, I was wondering, I've seen a lot of companies asking for knowlege in those products to work with Java, did you know how to use them before you were hired or did the company teach you how to use them?
Kevin Cox
17 years ago
Hey John,
Thanks for responding, I've noticed a lot of people respect your opinion since I've started browsing the boards a short while ago, plus your last name is my nickname. I have a four year bachelors in Communications(I know, please don't remind me of how useless it is). But I've also taken night classes in Java, Visual Basic, C and C++. I'm a SJCP and I'm going to get a Microsoft Solution Certification(since I already know VB and those are two of the four tests I need to take right there, plus I could use SQL Server to beef up my Databases), but now I'm getting ready right now to take IBM's XML Certification. So if I have all that behind me plus my four year degree, doesnt that count for something since half of college is electives(Bio I and II, Psych, History...etc)?
Look forward to hearing your answer,
Kevin Cox
17 years ago

I've been looking for a java job since June and I'm sure anyone who is in my SCJP but no experience shoes has noticed all jobs I've looked at say 2 years minimum experience and so forth. My question is, before this recession, has anyone seen Entry Level job postings in the local paper or at job web sites(or more than a couple at the same time)? I'm curious to see if there ever was entry level opportunities or was it always 2 years exp...blah blah blah. I look forward to your responses.
Kevin Cox
17 years ago
I'm very interested in doing some volunteer work. I'm a SCJP, also RMI, JDBC, Swing, Java Mail, Beans Servlets and JSP. If you need some help I can be reached at kevinscox@hotmail.com.
17 years ago
I just read an article at msn.com that listed the top 5 degrees that pay. Amazingly enough, IT was at the top. Amazing because I have applied to just about every company in the Philadelphia Tri State Area and I haven't gotten a call back for one interview! I have a bachelors in an unrelated field, but I'm a SCJP who also knows C, C++, VB 6, SQL, Html, ASP, Java and VBScripts, Flash 5 and some other stuff. I'm pretty upset because I just got back from a walk in Open house thing for an IT consulting company that I read about in the Sunday's classfied ads, they said they needed java developers, I went to their web site and the OO Java job opening link had a "HOT" animated gif next to it, which none of the others had, so I went to check it out. The woman who interviewed me only seemed interested in a little billing program I wrote in VB with MS Access for an Auto Parts Company I used to work for(We went out of business in May) and didn't seem to care at all about my Java Certification or all the other Java stuff I know(RMI, JDBC, ect...). I'm good with VB, but I'm great with Java, but just because I wrote that little VB program, she seemed to think I was only qualified in VB despite what I said about my Java abilities. Isn't the Certification supposed to prove you know how to program in Java and your a capable Java programmer? I studied my ass off for that test because I wanted to pass it the first time(which I did) and I thought it would be a great help in finding a java job. I guess not. She told me they weren't hiring at this time(a load of Crap) and that she would put my resume in the company database(of we are never going to hire you, but the law says we need to keep your resume on file for a year if you apply with us). Another thing I hate about those IT Open House/Job Fairs is that no one from the IT department is there to interview prospects, its only these Company Recruiters(who are the appendix of any company, what the hell do they do besides read off "what are company is" and "What are Company does" speech that they memorized), this one knew the IT lingo, but I doubt she could have written a "Hello World" program in any language. Whew, I feel a little better venting, I wanted to punch a wall, but I can't afford a broken hand.
17 years ago
Hey all, I've put a site up on brinkster.com because they let you use active server pages and its free, I was wondering if anyone knew of a free web host that lets you use java server pages and servlets? Any help would be hot. Thanx
17 years ago
Thanks for your help, I'm almost finished with his program.
My friend asked me if I can write a program that will log in to his yahoo email account and download his messages directly to a file on his hard drive. Does anyone know how I could go abouts doing this? I'm a SCJP, so feel free to use the high tech lingo. Thanks for reading my post.
Hello, I live in the Philadelphia area and I'm looking for an entry level Java Job. I passed the Sun Java 2 Programmers Certification in June and I am also skilled in JSP, Servlets, Beans, RMI, JDBC, Applets and Swing packages. I also know C, C++, Visual Basic 6, Flash 5, HTML, JavaScript and DreamWeaver. I am willing to relocate for the right job. Any leads would be greatly appreciated.
17 years ago