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John Eo

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"Horse hockey"... ?
Anyway, my degree is in BS in MIS (through business admin path). Not quite technical, not quite management (eck!). Hey, it seemed like a good option at the time -- one third the work of engineering (previous major), and about 25% better pay (back in the late 90's).
Maybe I will go for SCWCD after all...
18 years ago
Thanks for the encouragement, Olga.

Originally posted by Mark Herschberg:
This is definately a better forum for the question. However, please do no cross post. Please delete your old post from the previous forum.
--Mark


Done. Sorry about that. But I had posted the message there because the people who frequent that section already made the decision to pursue non-Sun certifications. I figured I might be able to get different perspectives than from those who have commited to SCWCD and others. I would still like to hear cases for IBM's or Oracle's certification paths.
18 years ago
I didn't get any response for the following post in the "Product and Other Certifications" section so I'll try it here...
I just passed the SCJP exam a few days ago. What I want to be doing evetually is enterprise Java programming (servlets, JSP, EJB, JDBC, etc...) but I get the feeling the SCJP won't be enough to get me a Java programming job here in Austin, TX.
For one thing, I believe that the area's saturated with unemployed Java programmers from the tech sector bust and recent university grads. (I know there's been threads with heated arguments about whether the Java job market is actually bad or not, but my personal job search process has been horrific. So let's go with the assumption that it's bad for me now.) Also, I don't have a CS degree or years of industry experience in Java (just short of a year). I can't afford to go back to school, so certifications seem to be the way to go.
But considering the tough experiences I've been having with trying to get a Java job, I'm wondering if I should still go for something like SCWCD like I've been planning. It seems to me that demands for other positions like DBA's seem still pretty high. So my question is this: Should I stick to studying for what I really want to do or should I look into something like Oracle certification?
This is a bit of a career decision question of whether to stick it out until I get what I want, or compromise so I can get a job in the field...
john
18 years ago