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Prasana Venkat Ramesh
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Hi, certification to a potential employer really means nothing more than saying you have something. If I was to sit for the interview for a traditional software interview and have a OCPJP, can I say that I'm 'billable' to clients more than the candidates that don't have the certification?
 
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I don't think that having any certification automatically means that you are more billable than someone who does not have a certification.
 
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Prasana Venkat Ramesh wrote:Hi, certification to a potential employer really means nothing more than saying you have something. If I was to sit for the interview for a traditional software interview and have a OCPJP, can I say that I'm 'billable' to clients more than the candidates that don't have the certification?


"billable" is a term generally to designate whether work can be charged directly to a client. For example, I work in R&D, so this means that none of my work is billable -- clients buy my company's product; they don't buy my time. If I work in professional services (or get loaned out to PS), then the organization would likely track my hours, to determine what portion are billable (aka "billable hours").

So... whether a person is billable or not, isn't related to their skill. It is related to the type of company that they work for.

Henry
 
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