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Jun Hong
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How long does it take to get the certification by mail from IBM?
 
Tony Chen
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I'm still waiting for my 3.5 Cert, even though I passed my 4.0 already.
 
Tony Chen
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I didn't know you are looking for job. What about this one?
Employment offer #1390: J2EE Architect
Description:
The successful candidate will join CGI's E-Business team located at our 595 Bay Street office in downtown Toronto.
The J2EE Architect will provide in depth architecture and design guidance and leadership on Java/J2EE projects. You will also assist in pre-sale activities and opportunity evaluations, propose alternative architecture approaches to a business problem, articulate the considerations for such approaches in business and technical terms, and provide mentoring to junior members of the team.
Our ideal candidate will have a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science (Masters preferred) and be Java Certified, preferably at the Solution Developer and Architect levels. Any other vendor certifications are an asset (e.g. BEA). You will have 10-12 years experience in the in software industry, a minimum 5 of which have been in Java/J2EE architecture. You will possess advanced knowledge of Java/J2EE architecture (EJB, JSP, JDBC, JMS, JTS) and OOA/D, development/deployment experience with application servers such as BEA WebLogic and WebSphere. Extensive experience in server side development is required. You must be an expert at leading Java/J2EE projects and e-business architectures (B2B, B2C, and P2P) with a thorough understanding of design patterns and developmental frameworks. Experience with testing methodologies - alpha, unit and integration testing is required along with knowledge of modeling tools such as Rational Rose and TogetherJ.
You will have a demonstrated ability to supervise and mentor senior developers. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written), presentation skills, analytical and problem-solving abilities, including attention to detail and accuracy, are an absolute must. Prior consulting experience is a definite asset. Minimal travel within Ontario and Quebec may be required.
CGI offers a competitve compensation package with opportunities for growth and professional development. We are an equal opportunity employer.
No unsolicited agency referrals please.

Skills required:
Must Have Skills:
Advanced knowledge of Java/J2EE architecture (EJB, JSP, JDBC, JMS, JTS) (Min. Experience of 5-8 yrs)
Expertise in Object Oriented application design and development (Min. Experience of 5-8 yrs)
Development experience with application servers (BEA WebLogic and WebSphere) (Min. Experience of 5-8 yrs)
Experience with testing methodologies - Alpha, Unit and Integration testing (Min. Experience of 5-8 yrs)
Modeling tools such as Rational Rose and TogetherJ (Min. Experience of 5-8 yrs)
Unix (Min. Experience of 5-8 yrs)
Win NT (Min. Experience of 5-8 yrs)
Relational Databases (Min. Experience of 5-8 yrs)
Nice to Have Skills:
Prior Consulting Experience (Min. Experience of 5-8 yrs)
 
Jun Hong
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Hi Tony,
Thank you for the job information. I look at the requirements and find that I don't meet the standard.
I have been in the IT field for just 2 years, plus two years of graduate study.
 
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To answer the earlier question (about how long) - very. I just got my 488 certificate and laminated card yesterday, and I took the test a week before Thanksgiving. I'm still holding my breath on when the 489 card arrives.
 
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Originally posted by Jun Hong:
How long does it take to get the certification by mail from IBM?
 
Daryl Le
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Originally posted by Jun Hong:
How long does it take to get the certification by mail from IBM?

It normally takes about 2 weeks to get your certificate from IBM. Since the recent Christmas holidays, it will take about a month. You can email them at certad@ca.ibm.com for your status. I still did not get my certificate for the 489 test. It passed it over a month ago.
Daryl
 
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