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Certifications galore !!!!

gov kur
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Just read a post by Nicholas Cheung ... his list of certifications is mind boggling

SCJP 1.2, OCP 9i DBA, SCWCD 1.3, SCJP 1.4 (SAI), SCJD 1.4, SCWCD 1.4 (Beta)
ICED (IBM 287, IBM 484, IBM 486), SCMAD 1.0 (Beta), SCBCD 1.3, ICSD (IBM 288)
ICDBA (IBM 700, IBM 701), SCDJWS, ICSD (IBM 348), OCP 10g DBA (Beta)
SCJP 5.0 (Beta)

311-019 SCJA Beta Exam (waiting for the result)
70-270 Installing, Configuring & Administrating Windows XP Professional (in progress)
IBM 257 Enterprise Application Development with RAD v6.0 (in progress)

Are there more people like him at javaranch
Alan Wanwierd
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Nicholas is one of the certification junkies out there!!

I went through a phase of that myself, but got myself into a good 12 step program and have been certification free for over a year now!

I guess when someone else is paying for the exams and your employer rewards certs (mine gives a $500-$1000 cash bonus for certifications achieved) you might as well - they do give an oportunity to see a few corners of a technology that you might otherwise miss and most certs can be passed by simply reading a decent book.

I wouldnt place too much emphasis on certs when employing people though - I'm a certified Lotus Domino Administrator but wouldnt know my a$$ from my elbow on a Domino server these days since I havent touched one for years!

If anyone cares - my list is as follows - I actually find it a bit embarassing that I've done so many of the damn things - but without the incentive of an exam I'm crap at reading books and staying up to date with stuff!. Theres no way I'd do the certs if I had to pay for them myself!!!

IBM Certified Advanced Application Developer - Lotus Notes and Domino 6
IBM Certified System Administrator - Lotus Notes and Domino 6
IBM Certified Solution Developer - XML and Related Technologies
IBM Certified Enterprise Developer - WebSphere Studio, V5.0
Sun Certified Java Programmer
Sun Certified Business Component Developer
Sun Certified Web Component Developer
CompTIA IT Project+ Certified Project Manager
gov kur
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Theres no way I'd do the certs if I had to pay for them myself!!!


dont know abt that ... i've been shelling out my own money for my certifications .. .. My employers dont seem to fancy certifications

SCWCD (paid for ..)
SCBCD (paid for ..)
Thanks to the 25% discount from SUN ..
[ July 12, 2005: Message edited by: gov kur ]
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