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How to move from production support to development?

 
Ganesh Jee
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I have joined an MNC where I have got trained in JAVA and J2EE Technologies. I am very much interested in development and learning new technologies. But I have been put into work on Production Support where I used to monitor the applications and take care of the issues. They are not ready to release me from my current project. I am aiming to become a java developer and I have been preparing for SCJP 6. Can anybody please suggest me what I have to do after clearing SCJP so that I can get a job on JAVA/J2EE in any other company? I am familiar with the C, C++, SQL,PLSQL,JAVA and J2EE but dont have any experience on any of these technologies. Will I be able to get a job on these technologies after working for more than 1 year in production support??
 
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Welcome to CodeRanch!

Of course. You are currently entry level. Gaining experience of any type is a good thing. Keep learning. Ask about opportunities after your current project. (Or apply for an entry level job elsewhere since you have been there a year)
 
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Thank you Jeanne.. I'll keep learning and hope for the best..
 
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Talk to your manager. Since production support gives you a good understanding of the domain, you can try and convince your manager that your domain knowledge will be a plus.
 
Ganesh Jee
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Hi arulk, I have already tried to convince my manager..but he is not at all ready to change my current project, asking me to work for atleast 2 years..As you mentioned I have been gaining the domain knowledge and learning technologies like Unix, shell scripting and Perl..In the mean time, preparing for SCJP 6..Will I be able to get development field atleast in other companies??
 
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If you know some Java and SQL, you can try for entry level development roles.
 
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arulk pillai wrote:If you know some Java and SQL, you can try for entry level development roles.

Hi arulk,
i was browsing and found this thread and just wanted to know, is it possible to get a job in java-web-development with an 1 & 1/2 year of java-web development-intern-experience, BUT not a tech degree(in my case i ve commerce degree).. but i am good at what i do..
 
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