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Is Spring certification worth anything?

Kevin Cho
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I remember the days when someone waive "Hey look at me! I got Java Certification". I guess there was a moment that meant something... Anyways, is this the same with Spring Certification as well? Recently, I've landed a new job by simply answering Spring+Hibernate questions. Of course, I am happy that I got the job but I like to know if your company or whoever calls for job interview really care about Spring Certification or not... These days everyone uses Spring and just expect you to know them... So has Spring Cert became useless like Java Cert? I guess does Spring Cert mean anything to a programmer who has been using it for 5~6 years?
Amit Sharad
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Hi

It is kind of difficult to pass the Core Spring Certification unless you have used at your work or have undergone a training , the 4 days training program teaches you many things that may not be covered in any book. I would not encourage you to use it to get a job alone , by studying for a Core spring certification you would be learning many concepts in deep which eventually add to your knowledge of course you may get many interview calls when you're a spring certtified professional.
Kevin Cho
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Amit Sharad wrote:Hi

It is kind of difficult to pass the Core Spring Certification unless you have used at your work or have undergone a training , the 4 days training program teaches you many things that may not be covered in any book. I would not encourage you to use it to get a job alone , by studying for a Core spring certification you would be learning many concepts in deep which eventually add to your knowledge of course you may get many interview calls when you're a spring certtified professional.


You're probably right that the certification maybe difficult but that's not my question. As I said before, I've already worked with Spring past 6 years and read many Spring related books. So for a person like me, does this certification mean anything?
Amit Sharad
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There is a training that you have to attend, its a 4 full days long training 32 hrs , they do teach you some concepts that may not be covered in a book and then you can appear for an exam and like I mentioned before also by studying for a Core spring certification you would be learning many concepts in deep which eventually add to your knowledge. Even I have also worked on Spring 2x but now preparing for Spring 3x certification exam and I got to know some low level concepts of Spring as it is a very big framework and so many things to learn.
Kevin Cho
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Amit Sharad wrote:Hi

There is a training that you have to attend, its a 4 full days long training 32 hrs , they do teach you some concepts that may not be covered in a book and then you can appear for an exam and like I mentioned before also by studying for a Core spring certification you would be learning many concepts in deep which eventually add to your knowledge. Even I have also worked on Spring 2x but now preparing for Spring 3x certification exam and I got to know some low level concepts of Spring as it is a very big framework and so many things to learn.


Thanks for that tip Amit but again that's not my question. Perhaps, I'm not communicating well with my words. From what I know training is one way to take certs but I've read that you can also take the certs if you're avid spring expert. Anyways, my question retains to the "value" of the certificate who has already been working w/ this technology for 6 years. Recently, I've landed a job where I simply answered few Spring related questions so I'm not even sure if it's worth getting this certificate. If this cert does have a significant value then I will absolutely get it!!!
Jeanne Boyarsky
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Kevin,
I think Amit's point is relevant. You used to be able to take the cert if you had experience. Now the only way to take it is by taking the course first. And no, I don't think the cert if valuable. I think they dumbed it down too much so it is more like a sign you paid attention in class.


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Kevin Cho
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Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:Kevin,
I think Amit's point is relevant. You used to be able to take the cert if you had experience. Now the only way to take it is by taking the course first. And no, I don't think the cert if valuable. I think they dumbed it down too much so it is more like a sign you paid attention in class.


Excellent! Thanks for the reply. That's what I figured too... It's sort of messed up that you can only take cert exam for those who took the course.
Kathleen Angeles
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That is right. It used to be possible to take the exam by using the grandfather stream. It is now required to attend the course first.

It is a very good certification to aim for, both for career and self-improvement.

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Mark Spritzler
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Kathleen Angeles wrote:That is right. It used to be possible to take the exam by using the grandfather stream. It is now required to attend the course first.

It is a very good certification to aim for, both for career and self-improvement.

- k


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