I just bought both of the study guides for the SE 11 Programmer 1 test that have been featured on these forums. I have a date of April 15 set as the test date. Starting around April 1 I'll start the Enthuware mock tests and see where I stand. I have been wanting certification for a long time but none of my jobs ever focus on Java and time is at a premium for me. But as I get older, I want to hone in on a specialty. My current job is administrative, and I write no code. I want out of it, so I throw my hat into the ring for the first certification. The book for the second cert should be out in April, so I can just continue on my path and hopefully someone will hire an older dude that likes to code and can think outside of the box.
“You may never get to touch the Master, but you can tickle his creatures.”
― Thomas Pynchon, Gravity's Rainbow