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Java API Certification

August 5, 2009
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Are you looking for a Java job? Demand for java professional is at an all-time high. According to industry analyses there is demand for half million java professionals worldwide. Java technologies form major part in the rapidly changing IT job market. Java programming and architecture is intruding in to the terrains where other technologies were predominant such as visual basic, C, C++ and Microsoft technologies.

In recent years major business conglomerates worldwide are using java as their primary application development language, or transforming their already existing programmes. This clearly swells the demands for Java programming positions. As the companies are shifting to internet and web centric applications, java has become the programming language of the net.


Sun Certified Java Programmer (SCJP) certification gives a competitive advantage to the programmer. For those who have worked as a Java programmer, certification provides a standard, a definite parameter of measuring technical skills. Passing Sun Certified Java Programmer is not so easy, but one needs to put considerable time and efforts. The time required depends on how much exposure and experience you have on Java language or other object oriented languages (like C, Cobol, etc.) If you have one years regular Java programming experience you can get through the examination with 12 weeks study, if you are committed.

A growing number of online job listings demand Java Certification; while putting added advantage to if one carries along with Corba and EJB certifications.

In addition to Sun Certified Java Programmer Exam, Sun offers Certified Java Developer and Certified Java Architect exams. The emphasis of developer exam is on core Java, Swing, JDBC and RMI API skills. The Certified Java Architect exam is focused on the ability to architect, develop and deploy Java applications in an enterprise environment.

As Java technology has wide applications and uses, and because of its extending in to new utilities, Java terminology enormous and confusing. Java Server Pages(JSP), JDBC, RMI, JDK–Java technology acronyms needs to be defined separately. The most common Java terminology is as follows: Abstract Window Toolkit (AWT), Java Applet, HotSpot VM, Java Advanced Imaging (JAI) API, Java API (Java Application Programming Interface (API), Java API for XML Processing (JAXP), Java Authentication and Authorization Services (JAAS), Java Communications API, Java Cryptography Extension (JCE), Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE), JavaBeans, JavaServer Faces Technology, JDBC, JDK, Project Swing and Servlets.

In recent years a lot of information technology professionals of India have opted to route to Java Technology jobs. In India, Java technology has became the first choice career for the bright brains who choose the IT career. Hence, many offshore software companies have set up development centers in India. Java Jobs in India are booming with increasing demand for professionals.

1. Java certification program
1.1 Sun Certified Java Associate (SCJA)
1.2 Sun Certified Java Programmer (SCJP)
1.3 Sun Certified Java Developer (SCJD)
1.4 Sun Certified Web Component Developer (SCWCD)
1.5 Sun Certified Business Component Developer (SCBCD)
1.6 Sun Certified Developer for Java Web Services (SCDJWS)
1.7 Sun Certified Mobile Application Developer (SCMAD)
1.8 Sun Certified Enterprise Architect (SCEA)
2. Sun certification improves your opportunity for professional advancement,
Including salary increases, job role changes and promotions.
(i)According to Certification Magazine’s 2005 Salary Survey, Sun Certified Programmers earn on average 8.3% more than the average certified application developer/programmer.
(ii)Sun Certified Developers earn on average 14.3% more than the average certified application developer/programmer.
(iii) Sun Certified System Administrators earn on average 31% more than system administrators certified on other operating systems.
(iv)According to Certification Magazine’s 2005 Salary Survey
(1)More credible with managers and colleagues.
(2)More confident.
(3)More productive with improved problem-solving skills.
(4)More promotable.
3. The value of Sun certifications is recognized around the world.
(i)Best Developer Certification: Sun Certified Java Developer – CertCities.com Annual Reader’s Choice Award, 2002, 2003 and 2004
(ii) Best Linux/Unix Certification: Sun Certified System Administrator for the Solaris OS
CertCities.com Annual Reader’s Choice Award, 2004
(iii) 2004 Most Recognized Certification Brand – China Computer World, March 2005
(iv)Best Training and Certification – CCID, May 2005
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