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Have you ever got a job ONLY because of certification?

 
K Riaz
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I am interested if ranchers have actually had interviews and then job offers solely as a result of being certified? Were you actually at an advantage over other non-cerified candidates? I am not convinced that being certified alone is enough to secure a Java job (prove me wrong). Most of the people I know already work with Java (as a commercial paid employee) for at least a year (usually more) before getting certified as a way of validating their skills and adding something to a CV/Resume.
 
Reza Ravasizadeh
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yes in CDT www.creative.com.au because of my OCA certification
 
Prema Chakravarthy
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No. Also, not that many people where I work even have SCJP but they are all qualified SW engineers with an actual degree in comp sci. etc.
 
Sania Marsh
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I applied twice in a company, I got interview and offer the second time purely due to SCJP(I was actually told that). I didn't accept the job though.
 
Damanjit Kaur
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I was able to get job before SCJP and after getting it also. But its degree and work experience which mainly counted. I wonder,once you have certification then for how long can one count on it, like I did SCJP1.2, 4 yrs back.
 
Mike Gershman
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I applied twice in a company, I got interview and offer the second time purely due to SCJP

That is interesting. I never heard of that happening.

What city was this?
 
Ankur Jain
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How about degree in comp sc. +certification?
[ February 21, 2005: Message edited by: Ankur Jain ]
 
Prema Chakravarthy
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I have a masters in Comp Sci and the following certifications
SCJP, SCJD, SCWCD and 14 years of experience. My experience has been more interesting to all my employers so far.
 
Vijay Vaddem
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Originally posted by Prema Chakravarthy:
I have a masters in Comp Sci and the following certifications
SCJP, SCJD, SCWCD and 14 years of experience. My experience has been more interesting to all my employers so far.


Can you share that with us as well??
[ February 22, 2005: Message edited by: Vijay Vaddem ]
 
sangeeta kapoor
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Originally posted by Prema Chakravarthy:
I have a masters in Comp Sci and the following certifications
SCJP, SCJD, SCWCD and 14 years of experience. My experience has been more interesting to all my employers so far.



Is it 1.4 yrs of exp or 14 yrs or exp ?
 
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