This week's book giveaway is in the OCPJP forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA/OCP Java SE 7 Programmer I & II Study Guide and have Kathy Sierra & Bert Bates on-line! See this thread for details.
Sabri Mahmud wrote:Could please recommend 1,2 or 3 certifications that support one's java knowledge as a programmer and help ones standing out among the crowd and having betters chances on getting a job?
IMHO certifications do teach you a lot of things you might not come across in beginner books or you might overlooked. So, you will learn something useful. However, interviewers don't really care much about certifications. They seem to prefer experience more. I went to a couple of interviews and believe me this is how the interviewers almost reacted when I proudly told them that I had Java certs -
But, I would still go for it if I were you because knowledge helps.