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Writer on deadline seeks certified peo. for Sun article on Value of Certification

Tara Roussel
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Joined: Mar 14, 2004
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Congratulations to all who have passed any Sun Java Certification Programs.
I am a freelance writer, currently working on an article for Sun Microsystems on the value of Java Certification programs. I had an interview with Kathy Sierra (a Javaranch founder) last week and she invited me to pop into the Saloon to solicit some quotes from some people taking and hopefully benefitting from Sun Java Certification.
Would you like to have a chance to be in the article? If you want to check me out I have several articles posted on different Sun sites (not always under my name) -- here's one with a byline -- it's about the Java Verification Program and went up last month: http://developers.sun.com/techtopics/mobility/developers/business/articles/javaverified/
Here's the catch: I'm writing the article right now for a deadline tomorrow. I'd just like to ask about your experience taking the test and what you hope this certification, or any others, will do for you professionally.
So what do you say, help me out?
Thanks in advance for your help,
Tara Roussel
Mark Spritzler
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So Tara, how do they go about giving you these quotes? Just post here, or should they contact you some other way?
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Tara Roussel
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Joined: Mar 14, 2004
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Hi Mark,
They (or you!) can just respond here. I'm looking for an answer to this question: What value, if any, do you find in becoming Sun Java Certified? This question need not be specific to the SCJD.
I'd like respondents' full names (required for inclusion) and ideally their titles and the names of the companies they work for. If people are reticent to cite their employers, they can just give me some background like how many years they've been working professionally as a Java programmer, or they've just graduated from college, etc.
And my deadline is EOB today!
Thank you so much,
Tara
Hari Vignesh Padmanaban
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Joined: Oct 07, 2003
Posts: 578
Hi Tara,
I graduated from Northeastern University on June 2003. I have taken teh following certifications from Sun, apart from hunting for a job.
Sun Certified programmer for Java 1.2 (July 2003)
Sun certified programmer for Web Component Developer (September 2003)
Sun certified programmer for Business Component Developer (October 2003)
Currently preparing for Sun certified java Developer
I took these exams as i was completely new to J2EE and wanted a way to demonstrate my skillset in J2EE.
It has really been a wonderful experience as I have now a strong theoretical knowledge of the technologies. Even though they are theoretical right now, I am sure that they would really help me in any job related to J2EE. I am confident that my learning pace would be much faster !!!.
I have also learnt a great deal in Java that was not taught in my graduate level course.
And taking these certifications has also helped me put myself ahead of other candidates (recent graduates) looking for entry level jobs.
I have even got a couple of interview calls because of the certifications !!

Here is my full Info
First name: Hari Vignesh
Last name: Padmanaban
College : Northeastern University
Experience with Java : Academic (1.5 yrs)
Hope this helps
Valentin Crettaz
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Hi Tara
Please do not crosspost the same question in several forums. I'm closing this thread now.
You can continue this discussion in the Programmer certification forum at http://www.coderanch.com/t/244952/java-programmer-SCJP/certification/Writer-deadline-seeks-certified-peo
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Valentin Crettaz
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Hi Tara
Please do not crosspost the same question in several forums. I'm closing this thread now.
You can continue this discussion in the Programmer certification forum at http://www.coderanch.com/t/244952/java-programmer-SCJP/certification/Writer-deadline-seeks-certified-peo
Thank you
 
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