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Help picking the certification

 
Jon Summers
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Hello,
I'm a sun certified java2 programmer..i jsut got off a contract where i worked with servlets, jsp and EJB..i know certifications are good for career advancement..Could anyone please tell me What should be my next step...Java field is real competitive..So, iwas wondering what certification should i go for to STAND out in piles of resumes???...Thanks a lot for your help
 
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get Oracle Certified Master+OCP DBA and CCIE, SCEA, SCBCD,SCJD,SCWCD and some IBM certs because they are not common, also one or two Microsoft certs
 
Jon Summers
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Hey Billy,
Thanks for the reply..out fo all the certifications you mentioned which one should i do first and that would help me for the short time to show employers i have web development skills. One more question, isn't there a XML certification as well..is that any better..If you were to do only 1 certification out of all you mentioned which one would u do??....Thanks..
 
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unfortunately doing 1 certification alone won't help with anything its like not doing any at all
even if u have SCEA which is pretty high level cert and without rests of the other java certs it would look useless.
do SCWCD first then SCJD and SCBCD after it comes out
 
Jon Summers
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Does SCWCD have any prereq. Cos, i did my Java2 programmer certification like 2yrs ago and i think it was for 1.2...Do i need to take the test again to upgrade it or i don't need it for SCWCD???
 
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SCJP 1.2 cert is enough prerequsite for SCWCD
 
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Hi Jon
One more question, isn't there a XML certification as well

IBM Exam 141: XML AND RELATED TECHNOLOGIES
IBM have a lot of certification paths. You can find out more at their web site: http://www-1.ibm.com/certify/index.shtml
JavaRanch has an XML forum.
JavaRanch also has a Product and other certifications forum for anything not covered in a more specific forum.
I have now exhausted my knowledge of this area
Regards, Andrew
 
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