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    Default a bachelor's degree OR a SCJP certification??

    hi, thanks for hitting this thread

    The question is pretty straightforward but let me just tell you where I'm at right now. I finished a diploma (2 year course) in Information Technology and luckily I was able to land a job. After spending some time with my work (jr. java developer), I felt the need to focus more on java. nothing but java to make my job easier and more efficient. principles, core, web developing, patterns, principles and etc.

    IN AN EMPLOYER'S point of view, would they consider someone who don't have a bachelor's degree considering that someone has some certificates and proof to show that he is capable to do the job?

    any suggestions would be appreciated.

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    Generally, degrees are worth more than certificates.
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    well, i guess I will take the longer route. thanks for the sugggestions

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    Default Re: a bachelor's degree OR a SCJP certification??

    IMO, experience is more important than a degree.

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    Default Re: a bachelor's degree OR a SCJP certification??

    Quote Originally Posted by mine0926 View Post
    IMO, experience is more important than a degree.
    That might be true, but from an employer's perspective, many won't even consider candidates without a college degree, no matter how experienced the person is.
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    Default Re: a bachelor's degree OR a SCJP certification??

    hey all,

    thanks for all the comments. I guess I might have to do it slowly, acquiring units while working because a bachelor's degree I necessary because the HRD don't care what skills you have if you don't have proof.

    again, thanks for all the suggestions

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