How useful is SCJP / java certification in job placements ?

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I'm a 2nd year student pursuing btech in electronics and communication majors. But am interested in the IT sector as am comfortable with the all the things related to IT (programming, web development, animation, dbms, etc) and rather enjoy doing it. On-campus placements record in IT companies is good in my university. I still want to pursue a certification course for a better career Will SCJP certification help me in any way ? Is there any other certification course in any upcoming technology? I would really appriciate any sort of help, plz guide me towards success :) .

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Certifications are useful in getting your resume above those with the same amount of experience as yourself. However the most useful thing to have is professional experience. If you are going for a position and you have a certification, and there is another candidate which they like just as much as you, with the same amount of experience, but you have a certification and they do not, then that might be the bump that you need to get in the door.

However most certifications are designed to show experience using the product or technology at a specific level. A certification with no professional experience may not help much or at all.

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  • Ysrd
    Depending on where you think your career will take you different certifications can help. As an electronics and comunications grad you will likely be working in energy or transportation or plant automation. Alot of the jobs will be on applying current technology and integrating it. The norm in this for general applications will be using Java. For secure applications C or C++, for control C, C++ or Ada, For Safety one of the industry standard languages such as ladder logic, Standard Function Blocks or even in some cases Pascal or Ada or in extreame cases assembler. To get certification for this type of work it depends a lot on the regulators involved and what they say people working on these apps require for development if they specify it. It can be quite different from company to company Research where you want to go and determine the certification you can get to make yourself better equiped for that field.
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