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Tiffany Sun

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Yes you can. All you need to do is login to Prometric and choose the new exam. If you already registered the old ones, cancel them first, then register for the new ones. I emailed Sun and asked this question, they said as long as the money amount is the same, the code is not exam specific.

Hope this helps,
Tiffany
Jeroen Wenting, what you said is not accurate: a company can not simply say they want to hire a programmer, they need a title, like senior programmer, or software engineer, etc, and detailed job requirement. Then according to this requirement, there are detailed salary requirements. Maybe for a programmer it's 60K, for a senior programmer, it's 75K... For an extra smart H1B programmmer, he might earn a little less than a green card or citizen, because he can't change job freely, but definitely not 50% less.
17 years ago
As far as I know, H1B quota went from 195,000 to 65,000 starting from last year. And if I remembered it right, there are 10,000 reserved for Canada and Singapore, so only 55,000 for other countries. But even the rumor is true, it doesn't mean there is a great shortage of H1Bs, because companies can apply for H1B starting this April(6 months before October) for 2005 quota, so people just started early than before. but it did make it harder for candidates, because they have to find someone willing to sponsor them 6 months before they could work for them. Besides, H1Bs are not cheap labors, their payment have to meet certain standard, which are normally state average salaries for that job category.
17 years ago
I guess this is mainly because of H1B quota. For the fiscal year 2004(10/03 to 9/04), all H1B were used up before April, 2004. For the fiscal year 2005, there is a rumor that the quota will be used up within one week, when new H1Bs start to get processed in this October.
17 years ago
I'm doing software design and development now, actually it's a very complicate system. But I'm wondering besides my daily job, what extra steps should I take to become an architect? So I could do a better job, and have a better career path in the future.
Dear Ranchers,

The company I'm working for have two openings for Java/ASP developers. Here's the requirement:

The preferred candidate will have the following experience and skills:

3 years overall programming experience
3-5 years overall Java,J2EE,J2SE development, XML, Visual Studio,ASP
2 years MS SQL Server or equivalent experience
1-year systems analysis and design experience

Bachelor Degree in Data Processing, Computer Science, Management Information Systems and/or the equivalent combination of technical training and experienced preferred.

If interested, please email me.

Tiffany
17 years ago
What does it take to become a Java Architect instead of a Java Programmer? read books, take design classes, or anything else?
To deal with MS word symbols in text input field, I'm using
tmpStr = new String(inputStr.getBytes("UTF-8"),"ISO-8859-1");
to transform the invalid byte 1 UTF-8 character to some XML safe characters.
Now I need to deal with Korean font input, if I use
tmpStr = new String(inputStr.getBytes("UTF-8"),"EUC-KR");
it can get the korean font text input correctly, but not the MS word symbols.
Is there any other trick to get around this?
Thanks
18 years ago
Thanks for your reply. I also did some research and found that I have to use True Type Fonts if I want to use java to process it. I can use FOP with type 1 fonts, but first have to create a matrics and change the userconfig.xml. So I'll ask my user to upload both type 1 font file and true type font file, an ugly solution but it'll work for now.
Tiffany
18 years ago
Hi,
Does anybody know how to use type 1 fonts in Java? I tried java.awt.Font, but when I try to create font using Font.createFont(), it doesn't have type 1 support, I tried createFont(Font.PLAIN, inputStream) and createFont(Font.TRUE_TYPE, inputstream), all I got is the message "bad font data"(I'm using .pfm for Type 1 font).
I think I did something wrong, how could Java support True Type but not Type 1? Please help me out.
Tiffany
18 years ago
Thanks for all your reply, now I don't have to make the hard decision. I got another offer much much better than the previous one, so I'll go for it.
18 years ago
Heath, you are right, it is Accenture. So according to what you said, I don't have a chance to get a better offer, then I have to give it up. Yes I was excited about the big name of the company, and thought it would be good to put that name on my resume, but to pay that kind of price is not what I'm willing to sacrifice.
18 years ago
This company gave the offer based on my previous salary, that's what they said, and they gave me less than what I got before. Is this common with big companies, or I'm just the unlucky one?
Yes, I'm a female, but I did good job for all my projects, no less than any of my male coworkers. I asked a salary much higher than what they offered me. I felt insulted when they told me the offer.
18 years ago
I agree that big consulting companies will have more chances to learn things, but I heard that salary history is very important also. I'm really confused now.
18 years ago