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    I'm considering to take the Oracle Certified Associate Java SE 8 to transit to a career in software engineering. But many people seem to think it doesn't help to achieve my career aim of becoming a software engineer or machine learning engineer.

    I have a degree in mathematics so I believe a certification can show that I'm serious about programming. Or should I just focus my time on my side projects?
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    Interesting dilemma you presented, portfolio vs. certificates. Building portfolio certainly would not hurt. That degree in math may actually open more doors than just Java Associate certification. So, portfolio first. BECOME a software engineer.
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    I just got my OCA Java Programmer last week. I would say it's an impressive credential to have especially if you go on to get the OCP. It doesn't exactly teach you to program though. This is for people who want to master the ins and outs of Java. It tests heavily on corner cases and bad practices you won't see in the real world. The advantage is that you learn the features Java offers.
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