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You said Java or Oracle certifications. If you have no Java experience, you better take some classes or read some books, and build a foundation of good programming skills/habits first. If you have Java experience and are a good programmer, I would only certify if my employer required it or if I would receive a pay raise for it. If you have no database experience, don't bother with Oracle certification. If you do, it would be obvious if you needed a certification in Oracle.
(this is assuming you have no experience in the IT industry)
If you want to get started on the road to an IT career, take the A+ certification. This is a great cert for newbies, and required for a number of entry level IT positions( if not, it will at least look good on your resume). It will give you exposure to most aspects of a computer system. After the A+, you will have a better understanding of the indusrty, and be better able to make your next decision---programming, web design, database admin or networking admin.
Another way to look at certifications is it gives you the chance to make friends who work in the industry. Through social networking, more job interviews my come your way. But, you still need to know your sh*t.
Last edited by whiteSeatEnvy; 08-29-2003 at 12:18 AM.