August 9, 2016 | By Lisa Dare, TEKsystems Digital Content Strategist
If you’re looking for an in-demand IT job, look no further than Java development. Java is the No. 1 needed skill, and it’s as popular in Boise as it is in Napa.
There is lots of conflicting advice about whether or not to seek a Java (or any programming) certification.
The nice thing about obtaining a certification is that you can choose whether or not to advertise the credential, depending on the situation.
Free Java classes for TEKsystems consultants
Whether or not you choose to pursue a certification, you can start learning Java for free through our partnership with Skillsoft. Skillsoft offers more than 70 hours of online Java tutorials (from Java SE6 through the more current Java SE8). The catalog of courses ranges from the fundamentals through defensive programming techniques.
Java certifications: SCJP/OCAJP
The entry-level Java certification, Certified Java Programmer, now goes by OCAJP since Oracle bought Sun, but some employers still ask for the SCJP.
Want to become an IT consultant with TEKsystems? Create or update your profile to receive IT job postings that match your skills and interests. Once you're working with TEKsystems, you'll have free access to Skillsoft's entire catalog of IT courses, including several popular certification tracks. You can also use Skillsoft to advance your IT career by developing the business and soft skills companies seek.