Linked by David Adams on Thu 3rd Mar 2011 04:40 UTC, submitted by Amy Bennett
Java Later this year, Oracle will begin requiring people interested in gaining Java and Solaris certifications to attend "hands-on" training courses, at an additional cost of thousands of dollars. The new rule goes into effect Aug. 1 and regards Java Architect, Java Developer, Solaris System Administrator and Solaris Security Administrator certification paths, according to a notice on Oracle's website.
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"Anyone one can get a bachelor's."
"Anyone can get a certification."

Like anything, what you get out of it is equal to what you put into it. If you actually want to learn something, you'll learn something.

I like certifications. They give me goals, show me where my gaps are, and they are a great way to get into a technology by giving me a baseline of knowledge.

Yes, there are assholes who just cram to pass, but there are people who use them as learning tools to measure themselves.

Programmers should probably go through something like astronaut training or boot camp.
"Bubble sort algorithm in C, now!"
"Yes, sir!"

"You're loops aren't tight enough, push!" ;)

Edited 2011-03-04 14:41 UTC

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