Is it worth it to get a Java certification?
So I'm your average young programmer with a computer science degree. I'm working in a job that involves quick turnover of many small items, typically scripting the whole way, as well as providing support and other such not-really-programming responsibilities. I want to move away from that and further into design and development. School was basically 4 years of OOP in Java (with some other languages sprinkled in), but I haven't been using it at work and I don't have any personal projects going on. Kinda tough to market myself, then.
Cue Java certification. I figure if I can get Oracle to say that I know Java, that's pretty good for my resume. There's not much there as far as attention-grabbing goes when it comes to a software engineering position, although again the other stuff I have is generally good professional stuff. The beef I have with getting certified is the cost (training is upwards of $2000, exams $300) v. benefit (i.e. I already know Java!).
plz 2 giv advice