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Vishal Hegde
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will the Job profile Java Application support upgrade my knowledge and provide me more opportunities


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Vishal Hegde wrote:will the Job profile Java Application support upgrade my knowledge and provide me more opportunities

Well, it depends. In some organizations, support means simply handling requests - ranging from configuration issues, to some frequent (and sometimes trivial issues).
In some organizations, support means to fix the bug - in which case, an employee who does 'support' may get lot of opportunities to interact with code, and also build a solid technical knowledge.
In some organizations, writing a new code is called as development, designing a new application is called as design, and everything else comes under support.

But ultimately, it totally depends on how keen someone is to learn new things on his/her own. Once somebody has good technical knowledge, job title doesn't matter too much.

I hope this helps.


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Anayonkar Shivalkar (SCJP, SCWCD, OCMJD, OCEEJBD)
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It depends on a number of factors

-- How mission critical are the tasks you are performing?
-- How much value are you adding to the business and organization?
-- What sought-after skills are you acquiring to market yourself?
-- How well do you communicate and market your accomplishments?

My advise is don't rely only on the job experience alone. Quality professionals are self-taught and they acquire experience, skills, and knowledge from outside work -- self taught projects, open source contribution, etc. If you are working in support, look for opportunities to work in hands-on development and design.

All depends on you.


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