To grow in my current job role as a Java/J2ee developer I am considering a technical certification which i can complete in 7-8 months I have already aquired SCJP and SCWCD certifications and the other java certifications (Mobile, EJB) don't fit my job profile.
Hence, I started looking into Spring Certifications. But the cost of Spring certifications have give me a shock and I had to drop it from my list.
Now I am back to ground zero. Guys could you please suggest me one ?
The following is my job profile:
Note: The architect exam would take my about 1.5 years to complete (all three modules) so I am not considering that at this point of time.
I have also done SCJA,SCJP,SCWCD and have experience in Spring, Struts etc.
I also thought of Spring certification but cost is a barrier.
Here are some suggestion from my side -->
you can do
a. UML certification - you may go for UML certification. This certification will help you grow in Analysis and Design of Java web applications. Some UML certifications are being provided by IBM and OMG.
b. Database certification - currently it may be a good time to SQL related certification which will add varierty in your career profile as Java, Spring etc are front end. Doing an SQL certificaion will give you good knowledge of Databases.
c. Domain specific certification - in which domain are you working? retail or finance or healthcare etc? . It may also be good time to enhance domain knowledge. we do have some domain certification available in market
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Abhay, thanks for the suggestion.
Let me look into it then. I am not sure about UML and databases as I am not very keen for these two.
My work domain is Investment banking. Maybe I will have to find something there till SpringSource makes the certification free of cost ..
I also work in investment banking and in my experience EJB is heavily used (I have yet to see servlets and JSPs used though) so I would do that certification (in fact I am ). I'm surprised you are not keen on databases, I always get asked some SQL questions in interviews....