I d like to know how many people have seen a notable improvement in their professional career after getting certified SCEA. I mean, an improvement can be : change job with higher wage , same job but with an extra $ on existing wage ...
It would be fun to see if actually , we can gain sthg from our efforts.
I'd say "ask me in a few weeks" - I only come up for salary review once a year and that's at the beginning of the new calendar year.
I only say that because I'm not looking for another job - I took the SCEA for my own personal advancement, not because I thought it would help me around the office. I'm seeing that folks with SCEA make more in my area (at least according to the salary surveys), but as I said, I'll let you know...
Theodore Jonathan Casser
SCJP/SCSNI/SCBCD/SCWCD/SCDJWS/SCMAD/SCEA/MCTS/MCPD... and so many more letters than you can shake a stick at!
I agree with Jesus with the caveat that there are quite a few jobs (on dice etc.) that you can't even get without SCEA so I would extrapolate from that that there is more "access" to employers but it remains to be seen if salary is impacted.
In my profession of consulting (organized via a company that pays me full-time), I would say it definitely matters and makes me more money because it contributes to my next promotion greatly...
For others in industry, I would think it matters less because they are not the "product" of the company but rather a cost.
All in all, I think one of the greatest advantages to having the cert is that your "employability" index is much higher than someone who hasn't proveen themselves this way.