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IBM XML Certification ---- Worth The Trouble ?!?

Markos Balousek
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Joined: Apr 08, 2008
Posts: 3
Hello Everyone,

As a Java developer with a few years of experience (including some xml and webservice projects) and SCJP certification, do you think that it will be beneficial for me to pursue IBM's XML certification? By beneficial, I don't mean knowledge wise, but rather: would it help land a job, or an interview, or get a raise?

Also, what's in your opinion the absolute best and most sought after certification in the industry (Beyond SCJP and IBM/XML)??

Thanks for your brutally honest feedback!

Mark
Rahul Bhattacharjee
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Joined: Nov 29, 2005
Posts: 2308
The value of certification depends on where you are looking for job.

I do not know about US , but for indian job market it is not of much use.

But it looks good in the resume . If during the process of interview a tie breaking situation happens then certifications can be of some use.


Rahul Bhattacharjee
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Raghavan Muthu
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Joined: Apr 20, 2006
Posts: 3344

Well, it might increase the weightage for your candidature to be considered based on the requirements but may not be really on the other perks, benefits etc.,


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