This week's giveaway is in the EJB and other Java EE Technologies forum. We're giving away four copies of EJB 3 in Action and have Debu Panda, Reza Rahman, Ryan Cuprak, and Michael Remijan on-line! See this thread for details.
I'm in the process of studying for this exam, but I took a look at the jobs market and they tend to say "Candidate must possess at least a Bachelor's Degree, Post Graduate Diploma, Professional Degree, Computer Science/Information Technology, Engineering (Computer/Telecommunication) or equivalent.".
I'm wondering, where does the OCP6 Cert stand in this context? I'm learning just from books, not any college. Do I stand a chance? I'd be happy with an entry level position.
For professional positions that require a college degree, you will not be eligible for these positions. A temporary certificate in a particular technology and a college degree are not the same. I suggest that you start to look into pursuing a degree and hold off on certifications until you have a position.