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I want an advice about my career

SBhopatkar
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Joined: Apr 01, 2008
Posts: 4
Hi,

I already completed SCJP1.4,SCWCD 1.4 and SCBCD 1.3 exam certifications in India.I had total working experience of 3 years in India as Java Developer.

But even though I completed certifications,I have practical experience about JAVA,jsp servlet,struts,XML only.I have not worked on EJB.So I am wondering that will it be ok if I do the certification in any new technology about which I did not work?will this EJB certification will be useful to me even though I do not have practical experience?

What technologoes I should learn within 3 months duration time which will help me during interviews?
Please give me suggetions for this.
Thanks in advance.
[ April 01, 2008: Message edited by: shilpa Bhopatkar ]
arulk pillai
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Joined: May 31, 2007
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Hi Shilpa, in my view just piling up on certifications is not going to help you. Employers are interested in well rounded individuals with good technical skills. You already have some certifications and gaining more is not going to make any difference.

-- Try to work on a self-taught project using some of the sought after technologies/frameworks like Spring, Hibernate, JSF etc. Do some reasearch to see what the employers are looking for in your area.

-- Try to work on your resume to see if you have any gaps in terms of soft skills (e.g. communication, interpersonal, problem solving, team work etc) with some local experience by engaging in volunteer work (unpaid, not necessarily in IT), part-time charity or community work, etc.

Good luck


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Mav Ricky
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Joined: May 19, 2004
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hi shilpa,

yes piling on certifications is of no use until practically implemented.those things.dont worry about EJBs they are slowly going out of market thats what i have observed.people these days are asking more of adobe flex.it is very hot in the market .try to learn it at well as try to gain some experience over it.Spring,HIbernate also are very good to have under your belt.struts is an evergreen player.and if you have web services then it is very very good

bbye
Ankur
Ramaswamy Srinivasan
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Joined: Aug 31, 2004
Posts: 295
Originally posted by shilpa Bhopatkar:
Hi,
But even though I completed certifications,I have practical experience about JAVA,jsp servlet,struts,XML only.I have not worked on EJB.

What technologoes I should learn within 3 months duration time which will help me during interviews?
Please give me suggetions for this.
Thanks in advance.

[ April 01, 2008: Message edited by: shilpa Bhopatkar ]


Shilpa,

Alright. I agree 100% with Arul. Certifications are jsut brand value, not the value itself.

In three months time, it would be good, if you can understand clearly the basics of web applications, in particular J2EE applications. You can also try learning Spring & Hibernate, since they are really effecient.

IMHO, I would advice you to slightly elevate your focus, to design related issues, application architecture etc!

1. Design Patterns & UML. They will be definite building blocks as we go up in the career. So, try them out.

2. Also try and look into the build processes, build tools etc!

3. You may also know little bit about the SOA, Web Services, and various ways to build web services. Getting familiar with

4. Any web server (Tomcat, for example). Try plugging in Tomcat with Eclipse and set a development environment up!

If we do not get opportunity to work with any specific technology, there's nothing wrong about it, if we try to teach those concepts ourselves!

And as Arul says, work on your resume too!!

All the best
SBhopatkar
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Joined: Apr 01, 2008
Posts: 4
Thank you very much to all of you for giving me such good reply.
It will surely benefitial to me.

Thanks
 
 
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