I am BSc(IT) student. i am planning to give SCJP exam. Is this really helpful for searching thejob.or First i have to do MCA then in the meantime i willclear SCJP.Which one is better because at present scenario company are looking for BE/MCA students for java postion.PLEASE tell me as soon as possible.thanks in advance.
I am BSc(IT) student. i am planning to give SCJP exam. Is this really helpful for searching thejob
Having an SCJP will help to increase your credibility only in position where there is a tussle between a certified professional and one who is not certified.From your post I believe u are studying in India, correct me if i am wrong.Let me tell u something.SCJP is NOT a replacement of MCA/BE. If a company has a recruitment criteria stating MCA/BE as minimum requirement for posting cvs.Then Having SCJP + Bsc(IT) will not help.And if u are a fresher, then it is better to have good academic qualifications than SCJP.Of course the last one is my personal opinion.But Trust me.I am a Bsc(IT) graduate who passed at 2003.Now i have completed my MCA, of course.That said preparing for SCJP will always increase your understanding of Java and having a cert which is not a cake walk is always handy.It speaks of your ability.
Go for an MCA if you can. After your MCA when you are in final sem or somewhere around that give ur scjp. There will be 2 new versions of java by then and its better you have a current certification when you start looking for jobs.