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Sudhanshu Mishra
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Joined: May 28, 2011
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Hi all,
I have been posting to this forum a lot and have always recieved very good replies.I am very confused at this moment so I need help from you guys once more.
Right now I am working as Performance Tester in a reputed IT company.It's just that I am not much into it.I already have OCPJP certificate and I am trying to use it to get my stream changed from tester to a developer.I have just joined the IT industry and will be completing my first project by november.I am also preparing for the OCEJWS exam,but it is getting really difficult for me due to my project.Should I still continue to get this new certificate or OCPJP alone will do?

Please enlighten me.


Jimmy Clark
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Joined: Apr 16, 2008
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You basically should start to enjoy testing, development skills are very different.... keep testing and you should be good...
arulk pillai
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Jimmy Clark wrote:You basically should start to enjoy testing, development skills are very different.... keep testing and you should be good...

I disagree. You should do what you enjoy. It is perfectly fine for you to switch to development, but it won't be easy. With a little determination, the know how, and hard work you can get there. Just certification alone doesn't lead to employment. Getting the relevant experience and the job hunting skills is the key.

1. Try if you can get an entry level position in your current organization.
2. Try for voluntary work.
3. Contribute to opensource projects.
4. Work on tutorials and self-taught projects.

You need to some how break the vicious cycle. Here are some job hunting tips.

Don't let others decide what is best for you. Set your career objectives and go for it. Here are some generic career making tips

[] | [Java job hunting know how] | [Java resumes]
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