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Hi,
I have just cleared the SCJP 1.4 and the SCWCD certifications. Can anyone give me guidance how much weightage do the employers give to certifications.
Basically i need to find out what exactly are the certifications worth in the market in terms of pay package. I am looking for a job in delhi.

Thanks all

Nishant
 
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Originally posted by Nishant Dhar:
Hi,
I have just cleared the SCJP 1.4 and the SCWCD certifications. Can anyone give me guidance how much weightage do the employers give to certifications.
Basically i need to find out what exactly are the certifications worth in the market in terms of pay package. I am looking for a job in delhi.

Thanks all

Nishant



Your certificates will not have any influence on your pay package. Only your experience, skill set, and current salary will influence your pay package.
 
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I agree. My certifications did not make any difference in terms of pay or anything. But there are some companies like NIIT which came up with a policy where they were giving some cash reward to people who cleared MS certifications. But this kind of instances are not very common.

Certifications kinda basically certify that you actually know what you say you know. I think your Certifications will help when your prospective employers have another very similar CV as yours, with same kinda exp and qualifications. I think in such situations the Certifications do give an edge.

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Certifications do have their weightage. If not then why many companies are reimbursing the cert fee?
 
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Originally posted by Vishnu Prakash:
Certifications do have their weightage. If not then why many companies are reimbursing the cert fee?



Prestige, industry recognition, customer consideration of their value, continuing education... there's a lot of reasons. Depends on the company and the reason for the certificate.

My company would reimburse me (if I asked) under the umbrella of the certification testing being continuing education. I know IBM runs a program with their business partners to reimburse companies for passed exams ("You Pass, We Pay"), mainly to encourage companies to show their proficiency with IBM products. There's always an ulterior motive.

As for "weightage"... I've found that it depends on the employer, but generaly comes in during the hiring process as a tie-breaker. I've not yet seen, across several companies, any additional salary for my gaining certifications.
 
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Originally posted by Sara Jahan:
But there are some companies like NIIT which came up with a policy where they were giving some cash reward to people who cleared MS certifications. But this kind of instances are not very common.



MS, MBAs, MTech wont come under certifications. Many company's give weightage having higher educational qualification. Even companies like TCS have different pay structure for different qualifications for freshers.
 
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Originally posted by Vishnu Prakash:
Certifications do have their weightage. If not then why many companies are reimbursing the cert fee?



There are 2 reasons:

1. Its one of HR policy to retain employess.

2. For certifications employees will read and prepare so that he will improve his knowledge.

Even some copanies do market that we have so many employees with so and so certifications
 
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