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The lack of skilled IT workers is hurting the deployment of emerging technology, according to a new survey from Gartner. In areas from cloud to cybersecurity, this crisis is expected to last for years to come.
While a lot of the skills on this list won't require you to get a certification to get a higher salary, an Oracle Professional Java SE Programmer certification might be worth your time and money, according to Foote Partner's findings. The market value for Oracle Certified Professional Java SE Programmer skills went up 14.3 percent over the last three months. The certification exam, which is also a prerequisite for other Java certificates, evaluates your overall knowledge of Java and related SE APIs. It focuses on the Java programming language, and covers both the basics and more advanced features of the language. Although the exam covers your knowledge of Java, it does not test you on writing algorithms, but rather the components of writing an efficient algorithm. The test includes 60 questions and you're given 150 minutes to answer; you need 37 correct answers in order to pass the exam. You can also take the OCPJP 6 and OCPJP 7 exams, which focus on newer features in recent Java updates. Jboss Certified Developer
Developed by Red Hat, the JBoss Developer certification has seen a 28.6 percent increase in market value in the last three months. The exam tests your knowledge around building Java Enterprise Edition (JEE) applications that can be used on JBoss Enterprise Application Platform and other JEE-compliant platforms.
According to Red Hat, if you're considering this certification, you'll want to ensure you have the abilities to improve, fix and extend existing JEE-compliant applications before signing up for the four-hour exam. During the exam, you'll be asked to configure and create an enterprise ready Web project, work with contexts, work with POJO/JEE components, work with Web/JSF components and web navigation, expose components to external and legacy interfaces and perform security duties.