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Certification - is it worth it?

Adam Schweitzer
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Joined: May 26, 2006
Posts: 17
I am a recent Computer Engineering graduate, and am currently looking for a job.

Just wondering if anyone knows how much employers really value these types of certifications, and whether it's worth it to invest the time and money required to get it?
Pavel Kubal
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Joined: Mar 13, 2004
Posts: 356
Hi Adam,

we have a very useful "search" hyperlink in the top of this page.

There are thousands of threads discussing the same thing.

I picked up some

http://www.coderanch.com/t/195753/java-programmer-SCJP/certification/Java-Certification-it-worth-it
http://www.coderanch.com/t/200261/java-programmer-SCJP/certification/SCJP-really-worth
http://www.coderanch.com/t/229772/java-programmer-SCJP/certification/Benefits-being-certified
[ May 26, 2006: Message edited by: Pavel Kubal ]
Arno Reper
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Joined: Mar 14, 2006
Posts: 286
Hello,
Im still a student and i was searching a student job...im also SCJP1.5 and...i find a job as java-developper because of my certification...
so the certif is very usefull to get a job
arno


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Pavel Kubal
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Joined: Mar 13, 2004
Posts: 356
It depends on country and on work force demand. I recommend you to read some older threads and watch for your country, or country which you'd like to work in.
 
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