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Sometime back I raised a similar query but I will rephrase it and put it again, kindly suggest your inputs and thoughts.
I am a programmer with around 3-4 yrs of experience, currently using JSP and little bit of Java classes for the applications. I was thinking of doing a Sun Java certification. The main reason for that is when I apply in other companies, it might help me getting a job.
The point I want to ask is it worth attempting for a certification or do some good projects with latest java technologies to get a good break?
Your suggestions and advices will be highly appreciated.
I am also preparing for the programmer certificate. Although I don't know if it will help me for sure to get a better job (I believe it will, though), but what I am discovering is that the studying process is really improving my understanding about Java and how things work in that "coffee-machine". So even if my employer won't care, at the end I will be a better programmer. Andris
certification will not land you better jobs. It MAY make it easier to pass the first round of screening when your resume will have that little extra but that's it.
As Andris stated it WILL (or rather the process of studying for it will) increase your understanding of the inner workings of the language quite a bit. The process of studying will also keep (or get) your brain in shape, increasing your capability for abstract thought which often gets a bit dulled after years of working in the industry on the same standard problems over and over again
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Thanks all for your inputs and suggestions.
Which latest Java technologies should I pursue to get a good job and make my cv more valuable? Any suggestions?