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What did you get after being SCEA?

ankur rathi
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Joined: Oct 11, 2004
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Job role change, promotion, salary improvement, onsite, knowledge, respect, job security or all or nothing or what???

Newman Huang
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Joined: Mar 31, 2003
Posts: 85
for me, just like climbing up the top of a hill, and seeing another higher one.

Theodore Casser
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Joined: Mar 14, 2001
Posts: 1902

Not to terribly echo Newman's response, but there was a good portion of the response that was very much the same on my end - it was like finishing one thing (a major personal goal of mine, in fact), only to see other challenges that I want to tackle.

Professionally, it's had a few minor effects at the office - while I wish I could say that it's brought about a salary increase (it hasn't), I have been consulted more often about architecting solutions, and I'm finding that I'm questioned less when I do the architecting for my own apps, which I suspect falls into the 'respect' category. By and large, though, certification for myself has been a self-enlightenment and self-improvement matter more than one of professional advancement.

Theodore Jonathan Casser
SCJP/SCSNI/SCBCD/SCWCD/SCDJWS/SCMAD/SCEA/MCTS/MCPD... and so many more letters than you can shake a stick at!
Steve Taiwan
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Joined: Jul 01, 2003
Posts: 166
I don't think and don't expect I can get any finacial benefit or promotion from SCEA.
The force pushing me to go for SCEA is just self-imporvement, nothing more.

Steve Taiwan<br />SCJP 1.2, SCJD 1.4, SCWCD 1.3, SCBCD 1.3, OCP 8i DBA, SCEA
Fabiano G. Souza

Joined: Dec 17, 2002
Posts: 14
I think that sallary increases can happen, but it 's difficult to get one
in the same company.
But it gets easier to get a new job with a better sallary, i think....
The best thing are more job opportunities, a better curriculum vitae, knowledge recognition, self learning, etc.
Fabiano G. Souza
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