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Right time for doing certification

vvus bharadwaj
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I completed my B.Tech.I do not get the job till now.So I plan to do the SCJP/OCPJP 6.0 certification.Is it the right time to do?Will that increase my job opportunities?If yes please suggest me how many days i want to prepare for the exam(I have basic knowledge on JSE) to score good percentage and increase my job opportunities.
saloni jhanwar
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Don't waste time to do certifications at this crucial time, as you are a fresher and this year is very important to get job easily after that it will be much tougher for you.You should attempt to attend more and more interviews to crack any.When your fresher time is over then think about certifications.


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vvus bharadwaj
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saloni jhanwar wrote:Don't waste time to do certifications at this crucial time, as you are a fresher and this year is very important to get job easily after that it will be much tougher for you.You should attempt to attend more and more interviews to crack any.When your fresher time is over then think about certifications.

I dont mean that i wont attend any interviews.If the chance came definitely i 'll attend.In the mean while if i do the certification instead of learning courses it will be so benefit to me i think.
saloni jhanwar
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vvus bharadwaj wrote:
saloni jhanwar wrote:Don't waste time to do certifications at this crucial time, as you are a fresher and this year is very important to get job easily after that it will be much tougher for you.You should attempt to attend more and more interviews to crack any.When your fresher time is over then think about certifications.

I dont mean that i wont attend any interviews.If the chance came definitely i 'll attend.In the mean while if i do the certification instead of learning courses it will be so benefit to me i think.

It'll be wonderful, if you can manage both things at this crucial time, God bless you.
Jesus Angeles
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There are job reviewers/interviewers who recognize certifications; and there are some who do not.

A certification will help your career, not just your job. You wont lose anything.
vvus bharadwaj
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Jesus Angeles wrote:There are job reviewers/interviewers who recognize certifications; and there are some who do not.

A certification will help your career, not just your job. You wont lose anything.


How many days I want to prepare for the SCJP certification.I think 2 months is enough to prepare the book by kathy sierra and bert bates.Please suggest me the time.I want to prepare and write the exam very fastly because i want to apply for the jobs.
saloni jhanwar
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vvus bharadwaj wrote:
Jesus Angeles wrote:There are job reviewers/interviewers who recognize certifications; and there are some who do not.

A certification will help your career, not just your job. You wont lose anything.


How many days I want to prepare for the SCJP certification.I think 2 months is enough to prepare the book by kathy sierra and bert bates.Please suggest me the time.I want to prepare and write the exam very fastly because i want to apply for the jobs.


It's depend on you that in how much time you finish K&B book and some mock tests.
saloni jhanwar
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saloni jhanwar wrote:
vvus bharadwaj wrote:
Jesus Angeles wrote:There are job reviewers/interviewers who recognize certifications; and there are some who do not.

A certification will help your career, not just your job. You wont lose anything.


How many days I want to prepare for the SCJP certification.I think 2 months is enough to prepare the book by kathy sierra and bert bates.Please suggest me the time.I want to prepare and write the exam very fastly because i want to apply for the jobs.


It's depend on you that in how much time you finish K&B book and some mock tests,and again i want to give you advice that you can have certification exam any year, any month, any week in your life but this time will never come back for job hunting and if you don't get job in this period then after that you have to struggle hard to get a job ,choice is your.If you got a certificate and didn't get job then your certificate will be useless because you can't get a job basis on ocjp certificate.
Anayonkar Shivalkar
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vvus bharadwaj wrote:I completed my B.Tech.I do not get the job till now.So I plan to do the SCJP/OCPJP 6.0 certification.Is it the right time to do?Will that increase my job opportunities?If yes please suggest me how many days i want to prepare for the exam(I have basic knowledge on JSE) to score good percentage and increase my job opportunities.

If you are looking for career opportunities in Java, then yes, for a fresher, certification does matter. Its not a magic key which will automatically give you the job, but it will definitely put you before other candidates. And yes, employers do understand the difference between a certified fresher and a non-certified fresher.

Most importantly, you'll have something in hand on the basis of which you can ask for Java job. I believe during your bachelor's degree, you've spent most of the time coding with CPP instead of Java, so certification comes in very handy for this. Because, for a fresher, with zero experience, it is very difficult to ask for particular technology. Certification shows that you have genuine interest in the technology, that you are ready to go out of the way and put some extra efforts to be proficient in that technology and that you are not applying for the job just because there is an opening or good market for Java technology.

Also, I don't consider certification preparation to be waste of time et-cetera. If you are interested in Java job, chances are that you'll be appearing for Java interviews only, in which case, certification preparation itself will help you a lot. The scope of OCPJP is quite large than the things freshers are supposed to know about Java.

So, I don't see any harm in doing certification preparation at this point of time, rather it will help you in lot of ways. You even don't have to manage the time, because I guess you are already practicing Java code snippets and questions etc.

I hope this helps.

All the best.


Regards,
Anayonkar Shivalkar (SCJP, SCWCD, OCMJD, OCEEJBD)
Anayonkar Shivalkar
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